Andalusia knocks off Headland

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Trevor Parker attacks the lane with force.

Trevor Parker attacks the lane with force.

The Andalusia Bulldogs held off the Headland Rams Tuesday night in Andalusia for a 71-58 area victory.


“It wasn’t the prettiest win, but any win is a good win at this point,” Bulldogs’ head coach Richard Robertson said. “It took us too long to settle down and get in sync.”


The Bulldogs jumped out front 18-6 in the opening stanza, thanks to strong shooting and a stifling defense. Jamal Hourel led the Bulldogs’ charge in the first with 6 points. B.J Anderson and DeVante Jackson picked up 5 points each for the Bulldogs.


In the second period, the Bulldogs got a big peformance from Kendarius Townsend. Townsend ended the second period with 7 points, including a bucket from downtown. Jackson buried a trey to extend the Bulldogs’ lead to 35-21 heading into halftime.


Jackson began to heat up from the floor in the third period. Jackson had 9 points for the Bulldogs in the period, including a turn-around jumper from 3-point land with just 2 seconds left in the period. Jackson’s 3-pointer put the Bulldogs up 50-42 heading into the final period. Anderson accounted for 5 points in the period.


The Rams battled back in the fourth period, and even led for a short time. The Bulldogs finished the game strong on both ends of the court to defeat the Rams 71-58.  Anderson was clutch from the free throw line all night, and was 6-for-6 in the final period alone. Jackson led the Bulldogs with 7 points in the final period.


Jackson led the Bulldogs with 24 points, including three 3-pointers. Anderson finished the night with 18 points, and was a stellar 12-for-12 from the free throw line.


“We are starting to get better,” Robertson said. “We still aren’t where we want to be, but the kids are starting to realize what they need to do. There were still plenty of mistakes tonight that we have to work on, but I would rather be complaining about something after a win than I would a loss. I’m proud of the way the guys played tonight, and being able to find a way to win. Our goal is to win the area, and host the area tournament. Friday night against Straughn will probably decide who wins the area.”


With the win the Bulldogs move to 10-10 overall, and 3-1 in area play. The Bulldogs will host the Straughn Tigers on Friday night.