Lady Bulldogs stomp Pike County

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 1, 2016

Alex Crittenden was a force for the Lady Bulldogs.

Alex Crittenden was a force for the Lady Bulldogs.

The Andalusia Lady Bulldogs may have started the game sluggishly, but a strong effort in the final three periods lifted the Lady Bulldogs to a 48-18 win over Pike County in the third place game of the 18th annual Red Level Christmas Tournament at Red Level High School.

It took the Lady Bulldogs a few minutes to get going, but a kick start from Kimberly Landrum and 7 points from Alex Crittenden put Andalusia up 12-6 after the end of the first.

The Lady Bulldogs opened up the second period with explosiveness on both ends of the court.

As soon as the Lady Bulldogs would get a basket, they would quickly force a turnover and turn it in to more points.

With a just under a minute left in the first half, the Lady Bulldogs were on 13-0 run that had them out front 25-6 before Pike County managed to get a bucket.

Andalusia continued to roll and at halftime they held a 32-8 lead.

The Lady Bulldogs’ efforts remained  strong in the second half, and led to a running clock in the final period.

Crittenden led the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points.

“I think I tried every combination of players that I could think of,” Andalusia head coach Brad Garner said. “That helped us to get of feel of what we can do, and helped them understand their roles better. Now, we get the second part of the season with area play starting next week.”