Thompson Warriors split a pair of area basketball games with Vestavia Hills

The Thompson High girls basketball team took a crucial step toward securing second place in Class 7 Area 5 with a 57-33 victory over visiting Vestavia Hills on Tuesday night.

With the win, the Lady Warriors (10-14 overall, 3-2 Area 5) moved ahead of Tuscaloosa County, which lost to Hoover on Tuesday, for second place. Friday night, the teams will get together at Tuscaloosa County in the final area game for both.

Thompson takes momentum into that game after overcoming a sluggish second quarter on the way to the wire-to-wire win. The Lady Warriors dominated early, scoring the first 10 points of the game, and led 12-2 at the