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Girls coach is hoping win streak continues

Two more wins.

That's what the Lady Bulldogs accomplished on the basketball court last weekend.

As the playoffs rapidly approach, Thomson High head coach Michael Williams hopes that his team's success will continue.

"We played well over the weekend," he said. "We've got to just get it in our heads that we've got to continue to play well ... in the region tournament."

Thomson's first win of the weekend came Friday night at home against Harlem. Thomson won easily, 30-16.

"We were able to pressure on defense and force Harlem to turn the ball over several times," Williams said. "We still must improve on offensive execution and shooting, but despite our poor shooting we were able to earn the victory."

Nekia McNair led Thomson with 10 points. She also made five steals.

Other Thomson scorers included: Asheleigh Burnett, 6; Brittany Reid, 4; Jadah Lawson, 3; Deshia Dunn, 2; Brittanica Howard, 2; Lakeedra Cooper, 2; and Ke'Ondra Bradshaw, 1 point.

Burnett also yanked 12 rebounds.

Thomson's second weekend victory came over Salem High Saturday at the Thomson gym. The final score was 38-33.

"The girls executed our defensive game plan close to perfection," Williams said. "We stopped dribble penetration. And we handled their pressure defense enough to stay ahead in the game."

He praised the performance of his post players, saying, "They rebounded exceptionally well."

Against Salem, Thomson was led in scoring by McNair with 11 points. She was followed by Reid with 10; Burnett, 8; Bradshaw, 6; and Lawson, 3. Burnett also made four steals.

On Friday night, the Lady Bulldogs will hit the road again to play T.W. Josey.

Web posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011

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