BREAK OUT THE BROOMS: Andy sweeps Tigers in regular-season finale
Published 12:05 am Saturday, February 4, 2017
The Andalusia Bulldogs pulled off a big sweep over the Straughn Tigers on Friday night in Straughn in the regular-season finale for both squads.
ANDALUSIA 36, STRAUGHN 34
One night after falling by one-point in overtime, the Lady Bulldogs found a way to fight back and pull out a 36-34 victory over the Lady Tigers.
“The last half of the fourth period I really felt like we played very well,” Andalusia head coach Brad Garner said. “We came out pretty flat, and that probably had something thing to do with the game last night. Thank goodness we were able to come back and win a close ball game. After last night’s loss, I really felt like the girls handled the end of the game better. Kat (Finley) hit a really big free throw there at the end to seal the win.”
Alyssa Dean and Colby Adams each dropped in big 3-pointers in the second period to give Straughn a 22-16 lead at halftime.
Down 32-24 to start the fourth, the Lady Bulldogs turned it up a notch on both sides of the ball.
Aaliyah Lawrence tied the game with a steal and layup and then Finley buried a 3-pointer to put the Lady Bulldogs up 35-32.
Finley dropped in a free throw with 23.7 seconds to push the lead to 36-34.
Finley and Alex Crittenden each finished with 9 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs.
“We couldn’t hit our shots in the fourth and they did,” Straughn head coach Scott Kinsaul said. “Give Andalusia credit, they play really hard, but I was very proud of how hard my girls plays.”
Adams led the Lady Tigers with 13 points.
Dean finished the night with 12 points.
ANDALUSIA 55, STRAUGHN 42
The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs edged out the Tigers 55-42 in Friday night’s final contest.
Keaun Samuel got the Tigers on the board first and 3-pointer from Hank Peeples dropped in a 3-pointer to put Straughn up 5-2
B.J. Anderson and Ke’Shun Townsend each picked up solid buckets to tie the game 10-10 heading in to the second period.
R.J. Drish got rolling in the second period with three 3-pointers to give Andalusia a 24-20 lead at halftime.
With the game still with in reach late in the fourth, the Tigers were forced to foul and put the Bulldogs on the free throw line.
Townsend hit 7-of-8 free throws to give the Bulldogs a 55-42 win.
“We knew coming in this was going to be a tough game in tough environment,” Andalusia head coach Anthony Clark said. “I was proud of the way that our guys handled the themselves, and I was really pleased with the way Ke’Shun played. He was doing the things that point guards are supposed to do.”
Anderson lead the Bulldogs with 18 points in the win.
Drish finished the game with 11 points and Townsend came in with 10 points.