"We hit some outside shots, and that opened up things," Bulldogs coach Eric Rader said. "And it made it a lot easier for us to play from there on out."
Bulldogs guard Tyronnica "Wudi" Alford scored five points in the aforementioned spurt among 12 in the half and 20 for the game to go with nine rebounds and six assists en route to MVP honors.
Weldon (27-2), despite attempting 14 more field goals (68-54) than their opponents, converted just nine shots, or 13.2 percent. Weldon's second half best of five straight points (three by Sherreka Turner) was followed by nine unanswered by the Bulldogs, including five by Alford.
"We really got outran," Chargers coach Grady Williams said. "I told the girls, ‘I thought we ran the fast break, until I saw Thomasville play.' It's real. They can really push the ball."
The Chargers, down 53-25 with eight minutes remaining, did not make a field goal in the final stanza, in which they scored just one point. Weldon's total output was two points more than the all-time state tournament record for fewest point scored, set by Avery County in the 1980 2A quarterfinals.
Thomasville MOP (Most Outstanding Player) Charnette Davis and Allen finished with 18 and 11, respectively, for the winners. Weldon's Gara Bell, also a recipient of MOP honors, paced the runners-up with seven and a game high 12 rebounds.
Impris Manning, who along with Alford played for all four victorious Thomasville teams, pulled 10 boards as the Bulldogs won the battle of the glass 60-39. Thomasville won two titles each at UNC-Chapel Hill's Smith Center (2002, 2004), and N.C. State's Reynolds Coliseum, the site of Saturday's triumph and that of two years earlier.