Andalusia tops Monroe County for 15th-straight win

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The No. 2-ranked Andalusia Bulldogs remained undefeated on Tuesday night after knocking off Monroe County 54-47 in Andalusia.

The night got started with the two B-team squads facing off with Andalusia coming away with  a 47-26 victory.



Next up, the girls’ teams squared off with Monroe County coming away with a 40-33 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.

Monroe County jumped out front of the Lady Bulldogs 8-0 early in the opening frame.

Taylor Walker and Aaliyah Lawrence each had 2 points in the opening period, but Monroe County led 10-4 heading into the second period.

Alex Crittenden dialed in from long-range to get things started for the Lady Bulldogs in the second period to cut the Monroe County led down to 10-7.

Monroe County remained on fire in third period to take a 32-18 lead into the final frame of play.

The Lady Bulldogs picked up the pace in the final period, but just couldn’t inch back into the game.

Crittenden hit a pair of free throws in the final minute of the game to cut the Monroe County lead down to 38-33, but that was a close as the Lady Bulldogs could get.

Lawrence and Crittenden each finished with 10 points to lead the way for the Lady Bulldogs.

“We have got to be able to play a complete game,” Lady Bulldog head coach Brad Garner said. “Right now, our shooting just hasn’t been very good. We are going to have to get back to work and see if we can get the ball in the hole better. I felt like our defense played well enough tonight to win.”

The final game of the evening didn’t get started until nearly 9 p.m., after bus issues caused the Monroe County team to arrive in Andalusia more than an hour after the set tip-off time.




The Bulldogs jumped out front and held on for a 54-47 victory to move to 15-0 on the season.

“I thought that was the most complete game that we have played all year,” Andalusia head coach Anthony Clark said. “We had one bad stretch in the second period, but for overall I felt this was our best game so far. This is the time of that you want to be playing you best basketball.”


Andalusia’s Trey Wilkerson throws down a dunk with authority. Josh Dutton/Star-News

Andalusia’s Trey Wilkerson throws down a dunk with authority.
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