Andalusia falls late to Elba

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 20, 2014


The Andalusia Bulldogs couldn’t hold off the Elba Tigers late comeback, and fell 49-47 to the Tigers in the second round of the Andalusia Invitational tournament Friday night.




The Bulldogs started off nicely by taking a 12-9 lead at the end of the first period. Devante Jackson had 7 points for the Bulldogs. Brosnan Cooks had 6 points, and was 2-for-2 from the free throw line.




The Bulldogs increased their lead to 25-17 in second period. Jackson accounted for 6 of the Bulldogs points in the second. Denzell Thomas had 4 points for the Tigers.




In the third period, the Tigers began to gain some ground, and only trailed 34-30 heading into the final period. B.J. Anderson led the Bulldogs in the period with 4 points. Raheem Newson got the Tigers 5 points.




The fourth period saw the Bulldogs’ lead evaporate, and the Tigers came out on top 49-47. Cooks had 6 points for the Tigers to help give them the victory. Anderson went 2-for-2 from the free throw line, and added 4 points for the Bulldogs.




Thomas led all scorers with 16 points for the Tigers, and Cooks finished right behind him with 15 points.




Andalusia’s leading scorer was Jackson with 13 points. Anderson and Jamal Hourel each added 9 points for the Bulldogs.




Andalusia will face Enterprise today at 7 p.m. to decide who takes home third place.




With the win, the Elba Tigers earned a spot in the championship game at 8:30 p.m. tonight against the Luverne Tigers.