Thomson girls stopped the visiting Grovetown Warriors on Friday, 59-32.
“We played a complete game,” coach Michael Williams said of his team. He said the team kept up the pressure all four quarters.
The Lady ’Dogs forced turnovers and cashed in on opportunities from the opening buzzer. The Lady Warriors also started out with a burst of scoring.
The lead see-sawed until the 3:43 mark of the first quarter, when Thomson trailed 7-6. Then Leah Ferguson hit one of a pair of free throws to tie. Kadijah Sandifer hit a 2-pointer. Thomson never trailed again. The quarter ended with Thomson ahead 12-7.
Every inch of the floor was contested through the second quarter, with turnovers and jump balls common. Thomson kept up the intensity and connected at the buzzer to take a 22-13 lead into the locker room.
Each team kept up full-court pressure in the third quarter. Thomson’s squad proved more patient, often passing four times on a possession. With a comfortable lead, the Lady ’Dogs were able to choose their shots. The lead stretched to 14 after three quarters and stretched further in the final period.
Alesheia Johnson and Brittany Reid each had 12 points for Thomson. Also scoring were: Media McNair, 8; Lakeedra Cooper, 2; Jaylen Howard, 3; Deshia Dunn, 2; Jadah Lawson, 5; Shanequa Hudson, 4; Asheleigh Burnett, 9; and Shaniqua Myrick, 2. Howard and Lawson each had a 3-pointer.
Alayah Canteen was Grovetown’s high scorer, with 11.
Thomson’s girls traveled to Richmond Academy on Tuesday and will visit Harlem on Friday. They return home to play host to Westside on Tuesday.