Lady Dogs relentless against Thomson Lady Dogs, 51-20
By Brandon Park
The Morgan County Lady Dogs started strong, and finished even stronger against the Thomson Lady Dogs Friday, capturing a 56-26 victory.
The win moved the Lady Dogs to 3-0 on the season.
Morgan was scheduled to travel to Franklin County High School on Tuesday to begin region play against Franklin County.
“I feel the teams we are headed up against in our region are pretty tough,” Head Coach Kathy Hubbard said. “We have come a long way from last season, but we want know where we stand until we get into our region competition.”
It took almost three minutes for for the first score of the game, but once the Lady Dogs found the basket, shots began falling without any trouble.
“I thought the team played pretty well,” Head Coach Kathy Hubbard said. “We got a chance to play several of our second group because of the lead.”
The Dogs held a firm lead heading into half time, holding Thomson to only 13 points in the first half.
The second half played out much like the same, with the Lady Dogs defense shutting down Thomson’s offense.
On the other end of the ball, shot continued to fall as the Morgan finsihed the third quarter up by 30.
The game would conclude the same way the third ended, with the Lady Dogs leading by 30 points.
“This season has began well for us,” Hubbard said. “We have to continue the momentum throught the rest of the season if we want to finish as well as we have started.”
Alexis Cathey led the Lady Dogs with 16 points, followed by Sharda Massey with 14 and Andrea Benford with 11. Kiasa Tiller added another 10 points while Shadave Taylor ended the night with 9.
The Lady Dogs will travel to Jackson County on Friday, December 12 to play their second region game of the season. The game will take place at Jackson County High School. Tip-off is schedulded for 7 p.m.
The Lady Dogs next home match up will be on Tuesday, December 16 against region opponent Hart County.