ANDY BRINGS THE BROOMS: Bulldogs sweep W.S. Neal in area play

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Andalusia Bulldogs pulled off a pair of big wins over W.S. Neal on Tuesday night in Andalusia.



W.S. NEAL 21

In the opening varsity match, the Lady Bulldogs stormed out early and pushed past W.S. Neal for a 45-21 lead.

Andalusia’s Samone Reed was on fire to start the game as her 11 points helped the Lady Bulldogs to a 13-3 lead at the end of the first period.

Shalisa Thomas came on strong in the second period to push the Lady Bulldogs to a 25-7 halftime lead.

The Lady Bulldogs cruised in the second half as they came away with a 45-21 victory.

Reed led the Lady Bulldogs with 13 points.

Thomas finished the game with 10 points.



W.S. NEAL 47

The Bulldogs finished off the evening with a strong 60-47 win over W.S. Neal.

R.J. Drish got the Bulldogs out front 4-0 when he knocked down a 3-pointer early in the opening period.

Trey Wilkerson finished the first period with six points and was 4-for-4 from the charity stripe.

Trey Wilkerson drives through contact.

At the end of the first period, Andalusia was on top 15-5.

The Bulldogs continued the strong play as they surged in the second half to knock off W.S. Neal 60-47.

Wilkerson led the Bulldogs with 21 points.

Keaun Samuel finished the game with 15 points.

“We knew coming in this was going to be a tough game, especially after playing a such a big game last night,” Andalusia head coach Anthony Clark said. “I was proud that our guys had the ability to grind it out and had the will to win. I was proud of the effort. Right now, we are fatigued and tomorrow is just going to be a film day for us.”

Clark said that several players stood out in the Bulldogs’ win.

“I was really proud of the way Trey (Wilkerson) played tonight,” Clark said. “He played much better tonight. Guys like Undre Johnson and Roosevelt Weaver did a great job giving us some good minutes so that we could rest Ethan (Wilson) and some of our other guards. That is going to be something that is very important for us down the stretch and it allows us to save some legs.”

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Friday with a road game against Escambia County.