Bulldogs sweep Eagles 60-30

Published 10:10 pm Thursday, December 4, 2008

Andalusia remains undefeated going into the Opp game tonight after beating the Pleasant Home Eagles 60-30 Thursday night.

The Bulldogs (5-0) went out to an early start, going up 16 points at the end of the first quarter.

By halftime, that lead had increased to 17.

Andalusia coach Richard Robertson said it was a matter of figuring out the other team.

“I knew that they were going to have some type of plan,” Robertson said. “It was just a matter of figuring out what type it was going to be. They showed it to us early with the passing game and breaking it down.

“That’s what I’ve been talking about all season,” he said. “Making as many mistakes as (our opponents) do and breaking us down. So we let them match up and switch whenever they rotated.”

Going into the fourth quarter, Andalusia added another 14 points to their lead to the Eagles’ seven.

Robertson said the “plan” going into the game Thursday night was executed well.

“Our plan worked,” he said. “We came in and did the double post and got it to the basket.”

Looking on to tonight’s game against Opp, Robertson said he will formulate another plan up to game time.

“I haven’t seen Opp play and I’ll watch the tape (Thursday night) and assess the personnel and see what type of offense and defense they run,” Robertson said. “I’ll probably look at an early tape from Opp in the season as well.”

Leading scorers for Andalusia were Nico Johnson with 21 points and O’Brien Curry with 14.

For the Eagles, Kody Taylor and Josh Sutton each had five points.

In girls action earlier Thursday night, the Lady Bulldogs came out with an eight-point win, 61-53.

It was a close game in the first two quarters for both teams, but Andalusia coach Bennie Shellhouse said his team really stepped it up in the second half.

“You can’t take anything away from Pleasant Home,” Shellhouse said. “They were really phenomenal (Thursday night). I predict them to be in the final four in their classification. We just came out in the second half and played good hard defense and took the ball to the rim a lot and got some free throws.”

Shellhouse said the team kept up the pressure during the second half.

“We got up on them and just kept the pressure on,” he said. “We kind of pressured them enough to get them tired and that was a big factor in the game.”

Leading scorers for Andalusia were Amber Anderson with 15 points and Jareesa Curry with 12 points.

For the Lady Eagles, Erin Byrd had 16 points and Ariel Gunter had 11.

The Andalusia B-team won over Pleasant Home as well, 49-9.

Andalusia will travel to play Opp tonight. Play starts at 4:30 p.m. with the B-team.