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Bulldogs advance to regional finals

Andalusia's Derrick King made the back end of a pair of free throws to help lead the Bulldogs to the 59-57 win. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

MOBILE — Andalusia beat Escambia County 59-57 today to advance to its third straight Class 4A South Regional final at the University of South Alabama’s Mitchell Center.

The Bulldogs held on late after essential free throws from Justin Dooley and Derrick King.

Andalusia (31-2) will play former area foe Hillcrest-Evergreen Saturday at 5:20 p.m. in the finals.

In girls action, Andalusia fell to UMS-Wright 50-35.

Complete coverage of today’s games will be in the Sat., Feb. 26 edition of the Star-News.