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Bulldogs basketball team yet to taste defeat

The Thomson Bulldogs boys basketball team maintained its unblemished record with two weekend wins at home. The team is now 6-0 since the start of regular season play.

Friday night, the 'Dogs scored a resounding 94-52 win over the Jefferson County Warriors. Thomson's starting five were Antonio Coleman, Ronkeem Sallywhite, Dwayne Williams, BiQuavious Sturgis and John Atkins.

The teams scored goals back and forth throughout the first quarter, with the score staying within one basket. Two minutes into the quarter, Williams made a shot that was tipped in by a Jefferson County player, also tipping the game in Thomson's favor.

Jefferson County had eight fouls in the first quarter alone, allowing the Bulldogs to score eight points on free throws.

Williams scored two points on a dunk, tying the score at 14 and starting a 9-point scoring streak to give Thomson the first significant lead of the night, 21-16.

The crowd in the Thomson High School gymnasium went wild over the first of Williams' four dunks throughout the course of the night.

The first half ended with a Warriors goal at the buzzer, making the halftime score 38-28.

The Bulldogs solidified their lead in the third quarter, as Sallywhite added 16 points to the board to make the score 67-39.

"Sometimes you've just got to get a feel for the game," said head coach Michael Thomas. "I would like for us to figure it out quicker in the future, but I'm happy with the performance overall."

The final quarter was a frenzy of scoring on both sides, with less than a minute between each goal. Thomson's Jordon Davis scored the final basket of the night with 11 seconds of play remaining to reach the end score of 94-52.

"I felt real good about the subs who finished the game," Thomas said.

The top scorers for the night were Atkins with 26 points and Sallywhite with 23. Sturgis was the defensive standout with eight rebounds, four blocked shots, three steals and four assists.

The Bulldogs went on to defeat the Greene County Tigers on Saturday night, 80-50. The 'Dogs previously won against the Tigers in a Nov. 26 away game by a score of 68-34.

Saturday night's top scorers were Williams with 22 points, Sallywhite with 18 and Atkins with 16.

The Bulldogs' will play an away game against Warren County on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Their next home game is Friday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m. against Richmond Academy.

Web posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011

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