BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: Andalusia Lady Bulldogs take out Georgiana

Published 12:05 am Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Andalusia Lady Bulldogs (1-0) opened up the season with a 59-49 win over Georgiana in the opening round of the Straughn Thanksgiving tournament.

Georgiana got on the board first with a 3-pointer, but the Lady Bulldogs answered with a layup from Symone Reed and a basket from Katie Black to go up 4-3.

Both teams continued to battle, but Georgiana was up 12-9 at the end of the first period.

Jahdiya Lowery got an offensive rebound and put it back up for a bucket to start the second period and then hit a 3-pointer to put the Lady Bulldogs up 14-12.

A short time later, Lowery put in a layup to give Andalusia a 16-12 lead.

Daniah Lawson helped push the Lady Bulldogs’ lead up to 24-18 after she knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers.

At halftime, Andalusia was on top 31-22.

Reed came out strong for the Lady Bulldogs in the third period and helped the Lady Bulldogs push their lead up to 43-32 heading into the final period of play.

Georgiana made a charge and cut the Andalusia lead down to 49-45 before the Lady Bulldogs surged at the end to pull out a 59-49 win.

Reed led the Lady Bulldogs with 16 points.

Eryama Sheridan finished the game with 9 points.

“We just decided we were going to take the mentality of winning scrappy,” Andalusia head coach Harrison Mims said. “That’s the mindset by any means necessary. Our girls bought in and they are all in. We played selfless basketball. Nobody was selfish with it and they just bought in.”

Mims said the victory was a total team effort.

“They all brought their ‘A’ game,” Mims said. “It’s was all selfless. They passed the ball, moved the ball and communicated. We’re just trying to get a shift in the culture and that’s what they are doing right now. Our theme is, ‘We is greater than me’, that’s what they are buying into.”

The Lady Bulldogs will be back in action at 12:30 p.m., today against Brantley in the Straughn Middle School gym.

Straughn will play Elba at 12:30 p.m., in the high school gym.