Bulldogs, Tigers split thrillers
Published 12:05 am Saturday, January 9, 2016
The Andalusia Bulldogs and the Straughn Tigers split varsity thrillers Friday night in Andalusia with the Bulldogs taking the boys’ game and the Lady Tigers’ edging out an overtime victory.
STRAUGHN 37, ANDALUSIA 36
It was a back-and-forth contest from the minute it started until the final buzzer sounded in overtime with Lady Tigers picking up a 37-36 win over the Lady Bulldogs.
The game didn’t feature a ton of scoring, but at the end of the first period the Lady Tigers held a 6-5 lead.
After getting the Lady Tigers got the lead up to 14-11 in the third period, Andalusia’s Taz Sheridan tied it up on an old-fashioned 3-point play.
Brentley Armstrong gave the lead right back to the Lady Tigers after hitting a pair of free throws.
At the end of the third, the Lady Tigers were on top 20-19.
Andalusia battled back in the final period, and with 6.1 seconds left Kimberly Landrum tied the game at 30-30.
A lot of free throws filled in overtime, with the Lady Tigers knocking down one more than the Lady Bulldogs for the win.
Harley Adcock led the way for the Lady Tigers 8 points.
“That was one of the most exciting games I’ve ever been a part of,” Straughn head coach Scott Kinsaul said. “We were fortunate to come out on top. I was really proud of the way the girls played off the bench after we had three girls foul out. That was a great team win.”
ANDALUSIA 37, STRAUGHN 34
The Andalusia Bulldogs remained perfect in area play after hanging on to defeat the Straughn Tigers 37-34 Friday night in Andalusia.
In the first period, Andalusia’s B.J. Anderson dropped in 6 points to put the Bulldogs on top 8-5 at the end of the first period.
Allan George tied the game up for Straughn to start the second period after converting and old-fashioned 3-point play.
At halftime the Bulldogs clung to a slim 18-17 lead.
Anderson added 6 more points in the period, and Rodney Drish and Alex Sheridan each added 2 points.
Both teams continued to scrape in the third period, and Straughn’s Johnathon Driver knocked down a turnaround jumper near the end of the period to put the Tigers on top 28-27 heading into the final frame.
George started strong in the fourth period and quickly gave the Tigers a 32-27 lead.
Andalusia battled back and got it one with a bucket from KeShun Townsend.
Ian Peek followed with a basket to put the Bulldogs up 35-34, and then a steal and layup from Townsend put the Bulldogs up 37-34.
Driver attempted a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but it just missed the mark.
Anderson led the way for the Bulldogs with 16 points in the win.
George led the Tigers with 17 points.