New win streak

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Andalusia’s Alectricia Barnes looks for an open player during her team’s 63-49 win over Brantley. | Kendra Bolling/Star-News

Andalusia’s Lady Bulldogs won their 21st straight ball game on Tuesday night, with a 63-49 victory over Brantley at BHS.

Alexis Horton led AHS with 29 points, five assists and seven steals; Shi’Amber Townsend had 19 points and eight rebounds; Tyleshia Malcolm chipped in nine points, seven rebounds and four steals; and Alectricia Barnes had eight rebounds.

“We haven’t really thought about winning our 21st straight game,” AHS coach Bennie Shellhouse said. “We’re just trying to win every game.”

This win surpasses the 1988 girls team and seals a new record, which won 18 straight ball games.

In boys action, Brantley edged Andalusia 61-59.

Brantley led 17-11 after the first period, and Andalusia trailed 31-21 at half time.

“Like I told them, the opponents are not our problem. Our problem is internal,” AHS coach Richard Robertson said. “We’ve got to find a way to not make so many critical mistakes.

“We’ve got to have five working together at all times,” he said.

Andalusia outscored Brantley 17-11 in the third period, and AHS had opportunities to seal the win, but missed crucial free throws late in the fourth period, Robertson said.

“Everything that transpired (tonight) was because of break downs,” he said.

Joe Flowers led AHS with 21 points; Jacard Townsend had 18 points; and Niguel Jones had 11 points.

Andalusia falls to 15-13 on the season, and will visit Opp on Friday night to close out the regular season.