A family situation brought unknown girls’ basketball talent Matyha Thompson from Nacogdoches to Brownwood prior to the 2018-2019 season. With the 2019-2020 season entering the playoffs this week, Thompson has worked her way onto a short list of the top players in the Big Country.
The 5-foot-10 senior leads the Lady Lions in scoring at 18.8 points per game, rebounding at 5.5 per game, steals with 67 for the season, blocked shots with 27 and field-goal shooting at 49 percent.
Brownwood, 19-12 and the runner-up in District 7-4A, will play Decatur, 27-6 and the No. 3 seed from District 8-4A, in a bidistrict game at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Breckenridge.