SEASON COMES TO AN END: Clarke County knocks out Andalusia Bulldogs

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Andalusia Bulldogs saw their season come to an end after falling to Clarke County 63-40 on Tuesday night in the Class 4A, Area 2 tournament in Evergreen.

Clarke County opened the game strong and quickly built a 15-5 lead in the first period.

Andalusia fought back with big buckets, Keaun Samuel and Elijah McClain to cut the Clarke County lead down to 17-12 at the end of the first period.

The Bulldogs continued to battle in the second period a couple of big baskets from Omare Latimer and 3-pointer from Roosevelt Weaver cut the Clarke County lead down to 23-21.

Clarke County surged in the final minutes of the first half to take a 32-25 lead into halftime.

In the third period, Clarke County opened up the flood gates as they buried every shot they threw up.

Andalusia remained in striking distance, but Clarke County was up 48-33 heading into the finale period.

Clarke County’s offensive outburst continued into the fourth period as they mounted a huge lead.

The Bulldogs never gave up as they continued to attack the basket, but the shots just wouldn’t fall for Andalusia.

On the other end of the floor, Clarke County was nailing baskets as the lead climbed to 20-plus points.

Samuel led the Bulldogs with 10 points.

Latimer and Weaver came in with eight points each on the night.

McClain finished the game with six points.

With the loss, the Bulldogs’ season comes to an end.

“It was just one of those nights,” Andalusia head coach Brad Goldman said. “I wish I could sit here and say we didn’t play hard or that I could blame somebody, but we got out coached. Their shots fell and our shots didn’t. I thought we got looks and I thought we played hard defensively, but at the end of the day they had guys drilling shots and our shots didn’t fall. That’s the way it is some times.”