Andalusia beats Miller 70-34

Published 12:37 am Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Andalusia remains undefeated after pounding T.R. Miller Tuesday night, 70-34.

The Bulldogs (7-0) took a nine-point lead at halftime, before causing Miller to fall apart in the second half.

Miller only scored an additional 14 points in the second half, compared to Andalusia’s 41.

Andalusia’s Nico Johnson kept the score out of range during the game, putting up 24 points on the night.

In addition, Leslie James and Brandon Sims both put up 12 points to help in the win.

Andalusia coach Richard Robertson said the team started slow, but were able to come back in the second half of the game to seal it.

“We’re glad to get the win, but you know we were out of sync in the first quarter,” Robertson said. “If we do that against a team that will capitalize on that, we’re going to be in trouble.

“I’m saying it now because I’ve told them all year long. If you don’t execute a plan to perfection, somewhere down the line it’s going to break down on you.”

As far as making adjustments during the game, Robertson said they mainly were concentrated on shot selection.

“I just decided this afternoon when we were shooting around that we were going to run that offense there,” he said. “Like I said Friday night, it doesn’t do you any good if you don’t have size if you don’t use it. What did we do? We missed shot after shot after shot. We’re not going to be able to beat people that are not going to let you have a second shot.”

Robertson said the Bulldogs did a good job of preventing Miller from getting in a rhythm.

“We got the ball up and down the floor and we did a good job of keeping Miller from penetrating,” Robertson said. “That’s what we were trying to do is keep them from getting us in foul trouble.”

Robertson added that he is still looking for that “perfect” game to come for his team.

“I’m looking for execution, consistency and right now in the seventh ball game we’re still very erratic,” he said. “I know what’s down the road. I know what’s coming. I’m looking for a perfect game and it may not be perfect, but I want done the way I designed it to be and the way we always run it. I just want sound fundamental basketball.”

In earlier action, the Lady Bulldogs lost to Miller, 49-42.

Leading scorers were Chantavia Lawrence and Amber Anderson with 10 points each.