Andalusia puts in ‘work’ for Rams

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Andalusia’s Jacard Townsend guards during the Bulldogs’ loss to Ashford Friday night. The Bulldogs will play host to Headland tonight. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Andalusia has a little more area work to do tonight as the Bulldogs play host to Headland in an important contest, head coach Richard Robertson said.

“It’s important that we want to play at home,” Robertson said. “If we want to play at home, we still have to work to win.”

The Bulldogs are coming off a 69-63 loss to Ashford on Friday, which put them with the Rams and the Yellow Jackets with two losses going into the last week of regular season area play. Headland is coming off of a 84-40 rout over Straughn the same night.

In the Rams’ win, Dishon McKay led HHS with 21 points and seven rebounds. Demar Mitchell and Dexter Marsh scored 15 points each.

Andalusia beat Headland in its first area meeting this season, and Robertson called his team’s effort “awesome” in the 71-44 victory.

“If they do the same thing, then we’re going to try (and match with them),” he said. “They like to press. We want to take the ball to the basket. Whenever they take it up, we want to knock down the shot and play good defense.”

And defense was a focal point on Sunday when Robertson said he called for practice.

“Our defensive goal is to hold people to 50 points or less,” he said.

Given their loss to Ashford, the Bulldogs will keep working to be sure to get the job done, Robertson said.

“We’re going to keep on working regardless if we hadn’t won a game,” he said. “We can be undefeated right now, but you’ve still got to win to go anywhere. You’ve still got to win.

“The biggest thing with them is the sense of urgency,” he said.

Tonight’s varsity boys tip off will be at around 7:15 p.m.