Local teams meet for fun scrimmage

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Andalusia, Straughn and Pleasant Home’s girls’ basketball teams came together Tuesday morning for a three-game scrimmage at Andalusia High School, with the Lady Tigers winning both their games.




The three teams played each team once, and played two 20-minute halves with a running clock.








SHS came out of the gate strong, and went up on Andalusia 14-0 in the first game, before the Lady Bulldogs trimmed the lead to 16-10 at the halfway point.




The Lady Tigers stood strong, and mounted a 14-4 run to close out the game, and beat the Lady Bulldogs 30-14.




“I’m glad Coach (Brad) Garner and Coach (Jerry) Davis wanted to play today,” SHS coach Scott Kinsaul said. “We faced two good teams here today. We have a lot different team than the past three or four years, but I was pleased with what we did today. It’s good to see what we need to work on. One thing we have to work on is seeing the floor better. We didn’t know where each other were going to be on.”








In game two, the Lady Eagles started off hot, and held a 13-12 lead over the Lady Tigers at halftime.




The Lady Tigers began to roll in the second half and took the lead with nine minutes to go.




The Lady Tigers then went on a 17-0 run to close out the contest for a final score of 34-20.




“We did some good things and some bad things out there,” PHS coach Jerry Davis said, “There were two or three of our girls not here today, and we had to replace a great guard in Jade Self. We have possibilities. Every year in high school you have to replace someone, so that’s just how it is.”










In the final game of the day, the Lady Eagles and the Lady Bulldogs squared off, and the Lady Bulldogs took an early lead and never looked back.




It took a few minutes for the Lady Bulldogs to heat up, but by halftime they were on top of the Lady Eagles 25-4.




In the second half, the Lady Bulldogs remained steadfast and held on to defeat the Lady Eagles 40-12.




“This was just a good opportunity to give the girls a chance to compete a little in the summer,” AHS coach Brad Garner said. “It was fun to do. You know you have three teams that know each other well, and won’t be any trouble. We all still have a long way to go, but the season is a long way away. We will be ok, though.

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