Bulldogs edge Jaguars

Published 12:05 am Saturday, December 18, 2010

Andalusia’s Corinthian Sims drained a game-winning jumper to help lift the third-ranked Bulldogs 49-47 over Hillcrest-Evergreen on Friday night.

With 45 seconds remaining in the contest and the game tied at 47-47, the Bulldogs walked the ball down the court winding the clock down 12 seconds.

Andalusia’s Quayshaun Denson drove to the basket, and Hillcrest-Evergreen’s defense stepped up to knock the ball out to the perimeter, where Sims was in position.

From the right side of the basket, and eight feet away, Sims made the shot to help hand the Jaguars their first loss of the season.

“We played for the last shot,” AHS coach Richard Robertson said. “We played hard and a played little smarter, but still made some very bad plays.”

The turning point of the game came with 3.3 seconds left.

The Jaguars called a time out to regroup and set up the next offensive play.

Then, Robertson said Andalusia’s Omarr Feagin jumped up and intercepted the ball, but landed awkwardly on the floor, breaking his leg.

“He made a heck of a play, but he broke his leg,” Robertson said. “We’re proud of the win, but it was a costly loss in losing Omarr. Right now, we’re not concerned about that — we’re concerned about his health and safety.”

On Friday night, Feagin was transported to Andalusia for surgery, Robertson said.

“I would like to commend Hillcrest High School for their help in the situation,” Robertson said.

Derrick King and Jacard Townsend led the Bulldogs with 15 points each.

In varsity girls action, the Lady Bulldogs beat Hillcrest-Evergreen 68-46.