Bulldogs finish tourney strong

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 29, 2017

The Andalusia Bulldogs turned some heads around the state after going 2-1 during Hoover’s Big Orange Classic in Birmingham.



In the opening game of the day, the Class 7A No. 3-ranked Bucs showed why they are a powerhouse as the blew past the Bulldogs for a 60-39 victory.

Hoover jumped out front in the opening period and held a 17-4 lead at the end of the first.

R.J. Drish and Trey Wilkerson each had two points in the opening frame.

Hoover continued to surge and went up 36-16 at halftime.

The Bulldogs continued to fight, but couldn’t close the gap as Hoover led 49-29 going into the final frame.

Drish led the Bulldogs with 12 points.



In the Bulldogs’ final game of the Big Orange Classic, Andalusia fought off Guntersville for a 60-52 victory.

Drish started the game on fire with three 3-pointers that helped put the Bulldogs up 19-13 at the end of the first.

At halftime, Andalusia was on top 30-27.

Guntersville clawed back in the third period and tied the game 41-41 heading into the fourth.

Keaun Samuel had eight points including going 4-for-4 in the fourth period  from the free-throw line to help the Bulldogs to a 60-52 win.

Drish led the Bulldogs with 22 points.