ANDY HITS THE HARDWOOD: Bulldogs torch T.R. Miller in 1st game of the year
The Andalusia Bulldogs split varsity games with T.R. Miller on Tuesday night in Andalusia with the varsity boys winning their first game of the year.
Less than a week ago the majority of the Andalusia varsity boys’ basketball team were playing football, but the hit the hardwood on Tuesday night for the first time this season.
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Andalusia got their season started on a solid note as they came away with a 64-28 victory over T.R. Miller.
The Bulldogs got on the board first when Keaun Samuel grabbed an offensive rebound and threw it down for a put-back dunk.
Roosevelt Weaver followed suit with a layup to give Andalusia a 4-0 lead.
T.R. Miller got a 3-pointer from Will Lisenby, but it was all Bulldogs as they took a 14-5 lead into the second period.
DeAndre Simon opened up the second period with a pair of free throws to stretch the lead.
Luis Reyes came through with a 3-pointer to put Andalusia up 27-15 as the game closed in on halftime.
Andalusia took a 31-17 lead into halftime.
Franklin Osario picked up a layup to start the third period for the Bulldogs.
Following another 3-pointer from Linsenby, Samuel rallied for three-straight baskets as the Bulldogs continued to mount their lead.
Elijah McClain followed with a free throw to put the Bulldogs on top 40-20.
The Bulldogs’ lead continued to climb as a 3-pointer from McClain put Andalusia up 53-23 heading into the final period.
Samuel led the Bulldogs with 24 points in the win.
McClain finished the night with 12 points.
“The effort and intemsity was there,” Andalusia head coach Brad Goldman said. “We had guys getting on the floor and things like that. That’s what we are going to have to do. Obviously, we’ve only had one practice. A lot of things were rusty defensively. A lot of times we didn’t rotate very well and we didn’t rebound the ball very well. We will turn the film on and be able to improve for sure on the defensive end. Again, the effort was there and I was really proud of that. Guys shot the ball well, which I was surprised with it being the first game.”
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In the opening game of the night, the Lady Tigers took control early and were able to cruise to a 66-20 victory.