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Bulldogs' defense holds down Tigers

The Thomson Bulldogs defeated Greene County 68-34 on the Tigers' home court.

"We've got to do what we do in practice," Thomson head coach Michael Thomas said before the game. "And that means we play Thomson basketball, keep up the pressure and win."

The Bulldogs did that throughout the game, scoring six points early in the first quarter while holding Greene County scoreless for the first two and a half minutes, when the Tigers finally made a basket.

It would be the only score for Greene County throughout the first period, as Thomson added another 13 unanswered points to end the quarter leading 19-2.

"That was just plain good defense," Thomas said.

Thomson maintained its superior defense through the second quarter. A successful free throw finally gave Greene County its third point of the game 30 seconds into the period, but the Tigers managed only another eight points in the half. Thomson, meanwhile, added another 20 points to go into the locker room at the half leading 39-11.

The third quarter was much of the same. The only high point for Greene County came when it added six unanswered points within the first three minutes. But the Bulldog offense quickly got back on track, adding 13 points to end the third period leading 52-26.

Thomson put the game away in the fourth quarter, adding another 16 points while holding Greene County to only eight points, to end the game with a final score of 68-34.

"Our defense really won us this game tonight," Thomas said. "We kept pressing enough to make them miss. We didn't play particularly good offense, but we did play very good defense.

''BiQuavious Sturgis had a particularly good game tonight, blocking shots, rebounding and driving the ball hard in the lane on fast breaks."

Thomson travels to Salem for a game Friday. The next home game is Saturday against Warren County. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Web posted on Thursday, December 01, 2011

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