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Bulldogs gear up for better days ahead

Published 12:00am Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Andalusia’s gonna keep on working to get better as it moves forward into another tough week in basketball action, Bulldogs coach Richard Robertson said.

After falling 62-37 to Enterprise at its annual invitational tournament on Saturday, Andalusia drops down to 3-5 on the season. The last time the Bulldogs had a losing record during a season was in 2004, when they finished 3-21.

In the loss to Enterprise, the Bulldogs got down early, trailing 17-8 in the first period. The second period wasn’t any better as the Wildcats outscored AHS 19-4 to take a 40-16 halftime lead.

“We’ve got a good effort,” Robertson said about Saturday’s game. “We just can’t score.”

The Wildcats led 54-28 after the third period.

“We’ve got a lot of on-the-job training with some,” Robertson said. “We’re not making any excuses. We came in (Saturday) and we got a good work out in. We prepared against us, the scout team.

“They (Enterprise) out-quicked us, they out-rebounded us,” he said. “They did the things we’re not doing right now. We’re just going to have to keep working and keep working to try to get better.”

Robertson said he’s been no stranger to a season where his team has had to face adversity.

The Bulldogs host Georgiana tonight to start a tough week of games. On Thursday, Andalusia travels to face Class 6A Dothan, and then will turn around and face Elba on Friday. Elba beat Andalusia 60-45 on Friday night of the invitational.

“We’ve got a tough schedule, but I made it,” Robertson said. “That’s the way we always make it. We play the best people that we can play. We’ll take our lumps.”

Luverne edged Elba 55-53 to win Andalusia’s tournament on Saturday night.

On the sidelines, Robertson sat watching the championship game between Luverne and Elba.

“We haven’t done this before, where we don’t get something out of the tournament,” the coach said. “It just goes to show you it’s not rigged (for us to win). Some people just think that.”

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