Andalusia beats Brantley, 68-52

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Andalusia played a controlled basketball game and beat Brantley 68-52 in varsity boys action Monday night.

AHS outscored Brantley 26-16 in the second period to take a 43-27 lead at halftime.

“We probably played the best controlled game we played all season by carrying out the plan,” AHS coach Richard Robertson said.

BHS went on several runs during the game, but AHS countered by holding with good defense, the coach said.

“We won the ball game in the second quarter,” he said.

In the second half, both teams scored 25 points each.

Andalusia’s Phillip James scored 33 points; DeVante Jackson had 14; Jayden Ellison had 12; and Kendarius Townsend chipped in eight points.

Brantley’s Wesley Person Jr. led his team with 20 points. Stefan King added 15.

In B-team action, AHS won 52-35.

Alexander Sheridan and Ke’Shun Townsend led AHS with 16 points each. Ian Peek paced the Bulldogs with 10.

Andalusia will be back in action on Friday night at 7:30 when it plays Hillcrest-Evergreen in the first round of the Class 4A, Area 2 tournament in Evergreen.