Tiger’s B-team down Bulldogs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 24, 2015

Allen George goes to the rim off a fast break.

Allen George goes to the rim off a fast break.

The Straughn Tigers’ B-team defeated the Andalusia Bulldogs’ B-team 38-27 Friday night in Andalusia.


The Tigers and Bulldogs battled close in the opening period, but it was the Tigers who held a 14-12 advantage after one. Allen George got the Tigers rolling with a thunderous dunk in the opening minute of the contest. George would end the first period with 4 points. Ethan Wilson guided the Tigers with 5 points in the first.


In the first for the Bulldogs, Zack Woods was “feeling it” from 3-point land. Woods knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the period. R.J. Drish made his presence felt down low with 4 points in the paint in the opening period.


The Bulldogs went cold in the second period with only Jayden Brown able to get a shot to fall. As a result, the Bulldogs trailed the Tigers 23-14 heading into halftime.


The Tigers spread the rock around in the second period. Kevin Heiken, Hank Peeples and George each had 2 points in the period. Matthew Worley had 3 points for the Tigers.


In the third period, it was the Tigers who went cold from the field. Heiken got the Tigers’ only 2 points in the third period.


Drish took over for the Bulldogs, scoring 9 points in the third period. Drish was 5-for-5 from the free throw line to leave the Bulldogs trailing the Tigers 25-24 heading into the final frame.


The Bulldogs went cold again in the fourth quarter, and the Tigers were able to put them away 38-27. Woods had a 3-pointer, and that was all for the Bulldogs in the final period.


Worley led the Tigers with 6 points in the final period, and Heiken accounted for 4 points.


Heiken led the Tigers with 10 points, and Worley finished the night with 9 points.


“We executed pretty well, but we didn’t do well in the press break,” Tigers’ coach Scott Gafford said. “We picked it up in the fourth. Our defense was good at times, and there were times were it could have been better. We find a way to win most of the time, and I’m happy for the kids.”


Drish led the Bulldogs with 13 points, and Woods finished with 10 points.


“Like I’ve been saying all year, we are making too many mistakes,” Bulldogs’ coach Marshall Locke said. “We made too many mental mistakes and unforced turnovers. We have a lot to work on, and three games left to get it right.”