Lady Tigers beat Andalusia handily

Published 12:01 am Saturday, December 22, 2012

Straughn’s Emily Wood pursues Andalusia’s Tiesha Covington Friday night. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Straughn blanked Andalusia in a 58-16 rout in girls action on Friday night.

The Lady Tigers got a good groove going in the second period as they went on to outscore AHS 19-5 to take a 26-9 lead at halftime.

This stellar second period came after a slow first, where SHS scored seven points compared to Andalusia’s four.

Five of the seven opening points came on free throws for the Lady Tigers.

Turnovers have been a big problem for AHS this season, and the Tigers took advantage in the win.

Lady Tigers coach Scott Kinsaul said in spite of the win, his girls didn’t play well one night after they defeated Opp 61-36 in area action.

“I think last night took a lot more out of us than what we realized,” Kinsaul said. “It was a good win. We’ll take it anytime.”

Andalusia, who has improved game by game this season, made things a little tough for SHS in the first period.

The Lady Bulldogs held SHS scoreless until the 5:35 mark, where Brittany Driver made the front-end of a pair of free throws.

“I felt like we came out with some good intensity,” AHS coach Teresa Herring said. “We got a lot we’ve been working on this week with ourselves. No matter who our opponent is, we’ve got to get better, especially when it comes to January when we start area play.”

Straughn outscored Andalusia 17-7 in the third period and 15-0 in the fourth.

Andalusia’s Alexis Lawrence led the Lady Bulldogs with seven points.

Driver led SHS with 19 points. Jacie Williamson chipped in 10 points. Paige Taylor paced her team with seven.

Katelyn Kinsaul, Taylor Wood and Mariah Bonham had five points each.

Straughn is back in action against Opp at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Red Level’s Christmas tournament.