Andalusia downs Luverne

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Andalusia Bulldogs varsity boys’ basketball team opened up the season with a big road-win over the Luverne Tigers on Tuesday night in Luverne, but fell in varsity girls’ action.

B-team action got the night started, but the Bulldogs fell in a battle to the buzzer as Luverne came away with a 41-40 win over Andalusia.

In the varsity girls’ game, the Lady Bulldogs gave Luverne a solid run, but in the end the Lady Tigers came away with a 39-35 victory over Andalusia.

The Andalusia boys’ team got some revenge for the earlier games as they dropped Luverne by a final of 63-35 in the Bulldog season-opener.

Andalusia set the tempo early in the game when Trey Wilkerson and B.J. Anderson had back-to-back thunderous dunks for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs continued to apply the pressure and built a 37-21 lead heading into halftime.

In the second half of the game, the Bulldogs efforts remained strong and pushed them out to 63-35 victory.

With the win, the boys’ team moves to 1-0 on the young season.

The win also gives new Andalusia head coach Anthony Clark his first win at the helm of the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Thursday night when they travel to Pleasant Home to take on the Eagles.