Rebounding is key for AHS girls

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rebounding, rebounding, rebounding.

That’s the name of the game for the Andalusia Lady Bulldogs basketball team, head coach Bennie Shellhouse said Monday.

“The biggest thing we have to do is rebound,” he said. “We’re not rebounding real well. We’re too small on the inside.”

The Lady Bulldogs are coming off a close 52-50 loss to rival Opp last Friday night, and will have this week to get ready for Pike County, Hillcrest-Evergreen and Houston Academy next week. In addition, Andalusia was invited to play in the Red Level girls Christmas tournament at the end of the month.

Shellhouse said the rebounding problem is because the players tend to focus more on advancing the ball up the court first.

“They cheat out and try to get the kick out, and get up the floor and don’t get the rebound,” he said. “That’s one of our biggest problems this year.”

Andalusia is currently sitting at a 5-4 record on the season. The Lady Bulldogs’ losses, including Opp, have come against Enterprise, Prattville and Opelika — all Class 6A schools.

Shellhouse said he thinks the record right now is good.

“I guess 5-4 right now after who we’ve played is not that bad,” he said. “We lost two key seniors last year (Amber Anderson and Airyesha Jenkins), and we haven’t had anybody to step up in their roles.

“We had two key seniors that did a lot for us last year, and we haven’t had anybody step up in that role,” he said.