Andalusia looks for the ‘unexpected’ against PHS

Published 12:11 am Thursday, December 4, 2008

No. 2 Andalusia has been preparing for the unexpected as they travel to face Pleasant Home tonight.

The Bulldogs (4-0) are undefeated this season after winning by 15 points over Monroe County Tuesday night.

Andalusia coach Richard Robertson said it can be tough on his team having to practice to get ready for two games.

“I’m fixing to go over our plan for the game,” Robertson said at practice Wednesday. “It’s rough to play games back to back having practice (Wednesday) and playing (today) and Friday. I’m not the kind of coach that will look past the next opponent.

“I’m trying to get our players to understand is that we’re playing against perfection, not our opponents,” he said.

Robertson added his team will not take Pleasant Home lightly.

“Pleasant Home is going to be real smart and they execute well,” he said. “We’re not going to be complacent. We’re going to play them like they are the best team on our schedule.”

Leading up to the game, Robertson said he is more focused on “Andalusia” rather than the games coming up.

“Coach (Jerry) Davis does a real good job of coaching and executing their plan,” Robertson said. “He’s very very knowledgeable basketball wise and what we’ve got to do is worry about Andalusia. That’s what got me concerned.

“Take last night’s game. We had a 14-point lead at the half and then we got a 16-point lead and then they came back to within three. We won by 15 points, but we only won the second half 49-48.”

Tip off is at 4:30 p.m. starting with the B-team.