Thomasville girls hammer West

Thomasville's Megan Kinley (left) gets her hand on the ball to stop a shot attempt by West Davidson's Valerie Martin during their game Friday night. (Photo by Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch)

Thomasville’s girls came out swinging Friday night, and landed enough haymakers in the first four minutes to put away West Davidson.

Using a brutal full-court press, Thomasville forced nine turnovers and scored the game’s first 17 points. The Bulldogs took their foot off the gas soon after and cruised to a 75-30 victory over the Dragons.

Christina Coleman enjoyed a monster night for the Bulldogs (6-2 in the Central Carolina Conference, 13-4 overall), scoring 16 of her game-high 28 points in the first quarter. Joshanna Thomas and Joslyn Spires added 15 points apiece for Thomasville.

Callie Herman led West (0-8, 3-18) with 11 points.

For West coach David Klinkoski, whose team has suffered more than its fair share of lopsided losses in the ultra-competitive CCC, there wasn’t much to say. “They just out-quicked us tonight,” Klinkoski said. “Their speed really affected us.

“We had difficulty breaking their press in the first quarter, they jumped up and got a big lead.”

Thomasville coach Branden Staton was happy to get a comfortable win and keep pace with Central Davidson atop the league standings. “I just told the girls, I wanted to stress executing in our offense,” he said. “We wanted to run our plays better than we did on Tuesday night (a 56-51 win over East Davidson).”

West hosts East Davidson on Tuesday, while Thomasville travels to Salisbury.