Andalusia remains undefeated (Throwback Thursday)

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 19, 2015

Chris Cotton pump fakes.

Chris Cotton pump fakes.

Editor’s Note: This article is part of our “Throwback Thursday” series. This article is from our Nov. 23, 2004 files.

Whistles could be heard from the start to the very end as Andalusia and Monroe County combined to commit 64 personal fouls in a high school basketball game last night.

Andalusia (2-0) held on for a 53-51 win in an ugly exhibition that lasted more than two hours.

Jacob Cauley scored just one point in the Bulldog win, but it came at just the right time. He made 1-of-2 free throw attempts with 11 seconds left in regulation to give Andalusia a comfortable 53-49 lead. The Tigers managed to score at the final horn, but it wasn’t enough.

O’Darius James paced the Bulldogs with 12 points. Alex Taylor also hit double figures with 11 points. Also scoring for Andalusia were Josh Johnson, William Alverson, Kevin Huff, De’Andre Wright and Chris Cotton.

Jerrell McMilliam and Terrell Richardson scored 14 points each for the Tigers.

The difference came from the charity stripe where the Bulldogs made 28-of-48 attempts. Monroe County converted just 18-of-42 free throws.

The Lady Bulldogs (2-0) won easy outscoring the Lady Tigers 65-36. Ashley Johnson led the way with 22 points. Tenesia Wytch added 10.

Also scoring for Andalusia were Tambre Gay, Jamila Couch, Ebony Heard, April Daniels, Victoria Acosta, Jermecia McNeil, Brianna Cross and Chelsea Carlson.

The B-team Bulldogs (2-0) won 35-28. Bilyon Jones hit for 15 points in the win.

Also scoring were Trip Jones, Martin Watson, Andrew McTyere, Tyler Centner and Anthony Lynn.

The Bulldogs swept Pleasant Home in the season-opener for both school on Friday.

Andalusia won the B-team boys game by a final of 48-40.

Biylon Jones paced the Bulldogs with 20 points. Also scoring for Andalusia were Malcolm Jenkins, Marint Watsorf, Anthony Lynn, Andrew McTyere and Tyler Centner.

Jared Powell scored 11 points from Pleasant Home. Derrick Taylor added 10. Also scoring for the Eagles were Emory Rabren, Avry King, Garrett Poland and Sam Bush.

The Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lady Eagles 44-23 in the season opener.

Ashley Johnson was the only Andalusia player to reach double digits in scoring with 16 points. The rest of the balanced attack saw Tanesia Wytch, Jamie Holmes, Victoria Acosta, April Daniels, Jermecia McNeil, Holley Bass, Brianna Cross and Chelsea Carlson score points.

Carly Lundy was the leading scorer for Pleasant Home with seven points. Also scoring for the Lady Eagles were Amy Jacobs, Kimberly Jacobs, Jessica Johns, Krystal Lee and Faith Gunter.

The varsity Bulldogs cruised to a 42-27 win against Pleasant Home, but head coach Richard Robertson said his team made too many mistakes.

Josh Johnson was the leading scorer for Andalusia with 10 points in the game. Also scoring for Andalusia were Alex Taylor, William Alverson, Kevin Huff, Jacob Cauley, De’Andre Wright and Chris Cotton.

Pleasant Home’s points came from Isaac Edgar, Scotty McCraney, Adam Copeland, Bobby Huckabaa and Andrew Nichols.

The Pleasant Home High School junior high basketball teams played Florala last Wednesday.

The 8th-grade Eagles won 49-16 to improve to 6-1 on the season.

Nathan Trieber scored 16 points in the win. J.B. Thompson added 12 points. Stephen Davis scored 10 points. Emory Rabren, Josh Sutton and Logan Poole also scored.

Henson was the leading scorer for Florala with 10 points.

The Pleasant Home Lady Eagles improved to perfect 7-0 with a 36-16 win. Erin Byrd and Courtney Bass scored eight points each.

Florala won the 7th-grade boys’ game by a final score of 29-23. The loss was the first of the season for the Eagles.

Moore paced Florala with 23 points. Josh O’Neil had eight points for Florala.