Late bucket dooms Andalusia

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Devante Jackson lays one off the glass against Enterprise.

Devante Jackson lays one off the glass against Enterprise.

The Enterprise Wildcats beat the Andalusia Bulldogs 42-40 on a last second shot in the third place game of the Andalusia Invitational tournament Saturday night.


The game started off with the Wildcats taking a 9-8 lead in the first. Marcus Jones had 5 points for the Wildcats. The Bulldogs had four players score 2 points each in the period.


Both teams came out in the second shooting the ball nicely, but it was the Wildcats who took a 26-24 lead into halftime. Maurice Murphy had a 10-point outburst for the Wildcats in the second. Trevor Parker kept the Bulldogs close with a 10-point burst of his own. Devante Jackson went 3-for-3 from the line in the second.


The third period wasn’t kind to the Bulldogs, and they fell behind 36-28. Murphy once again led the Wildcats, with 7 points in the third.


In the fourth the Bulldogs made a valiant effort to produce a comeback, but came up just short of the Wildcats. Freshman B.J. Anderson displayed clutch shooting by going 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Jamal Hourel tied the game up 40-40 with a 1-for-2 effort from the free throw line with just less than two minutes to play. The score remained at 40-40 until Murphy hit a shot with five seconds to give the Wildcats a 42-40 lead. The Bulldogs attempted a half court shot that had everyone on the edge of their seats, but the shot just missed the mark.


Parker and Jackson paced the Bulldogs with 12 points each. All 12 of Parker’s points came in the first half.


Murphy led the Wildcats with 23 points. The Bulldogs did a great job against the Wildcats’ two big men holding Ryan Littel (6 feet 8 inches) scoreless, and Johnny Williams ( 6 feet 10 inches) to only 4 points.