Lady Bulldogs drop close one to TRM

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Aaliyah Lawrence drives hard through the lane.

Aaliyah Lawrence drives hard through the lane.

The T.R. Miller Lady Tigers held off the Andalusia Lady Bulldogs Saturday night in Andalusia for a 29-25 victory.


The Lady Tigers and Lady Bulldog were neck and neck through the first period of the game. Merikal McCaskill led the Lady Bulldogs in the first period with 4 points. Shay Thomas and Aaliyah Lawrence each chipped in 2 points. The game was tied up at 8-8 at the end of one.


The game went back and forth in the second period, and remained tied 14-14 heading into halftime. Destene Shakespeare had 4 points in the second period, and Aaliyah accounted for 2 more points for the Lady Bullogs.


The Lady Bulldogs continued to fight hard, but trailed 22-20 heading into the final period of play. Aaliyah went 2-for-3 from the free throw line, and also hit a basket from the floor. Alexis Lawrence had 2 points in third after a 2-for-2 trip to the line.


The Lady Tigers remained in the lead for the rest of the game, and took a 29-25 victory over the Lady Bulldogs. Aaliyah had 4 more points, and Thomas added 1 point for the Lady Bulldogs.


Aaliyah led the Bulldogs with 12 points. McCaskill and Shakespeare had 4 points each. Thomas finished with 3 points, and Alexis tallied 2 points.


“We played well enough to win,” Lady Bulldogs’ head coach Brad Garner said. “It’s very frustrating to lose a close one like that. When you hold someone to 29 points you should be able to win, but we made too many mistakes.”