Andalusia teams cruise to victories over Red Tops

Published 1:36 pm Friday, January 12, 2024

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Andalusia’s basketball teams each scored lopsided victories over the Slocomb Red Tops Wednesday.

Andalusia 88
Slocomb 38

It was a tight game through one period before the Bulldogs took off and left Slocomb behind on the way to an 88-38 victory.

Andalusia hit three three-pointers in the first period, two from Tevin Sigers and another by Xavier Hourel. Slocomb kept pass hitting three of their own, two from Maddox King. At the end of the first, Andalusia held a slim two-point edge, 17-15.

Slocomb hit two more three pointers in the second period, but the Bulldog offense exploded for 33 points in the second giving up only 10 to the Red Tops. A total of eight Bulldogs scored in the second period, including three more three-point shots. Noah Curry hit two of the three-pointers in the second period and he would go on to add three more in the game. The teams went to halftime with Andalusia holding a 50-25 advantage.

The Bulldogs came out in the third picking up where they left off. Cadariyus Love led the effort in the period with nine points, including a three-pointer. Laeton Smith added his second three-pointer of the game while Curry added two more. Defensively, the Bulldogs held Slocomb to only nine points in the third as the Bulldogs took a commanding 80-34 lead.

The Bulldogs slowed the pace down in the final period, scoring eight points, which included two more three-point shots, one from Curry and another by Nashaun Wilson. The Red Tops managed only four points down the stretch leading to the final score of 88-38.

Curry led the way offensively for the Bulldogs with 17 points, including five three-pointers. A total of 11 Andalusia players scored in the contest. Love finished with 13 points, Hourel and Smith both added 11, and Tevin Sigers had 10, all of which came in the first half.

Lady Bulldogs 46
Lady Red Tops 17

The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a big lead early and never looked back in a runaway victory over the Lady Red Tops, 46-17.

Kamari Gay was a big reason for Andalusia’s quick start, scoring eight points in the first quarter. Meanwhile the Lady Bulldog defense held their opponent to only three points in both the first and second periods.

Kionni Wright had a big first half with nine points as the Lady Bulldogs built up a 30-6 halftime lead.

The Lady Bulldogs slowed things down some in the second half, but still outscored the Lady Red Tops 11-9 in the third period and then 5-2 in the fourth.

Wright led the Lady Tigers with 15 points, including a three-pointer in the fourth period. Gay was right behind her with 14 points. Kelsie Horwath had a solid night adding eight points with Cape Merrell chipped in four points.

Andalusia continues area play on Tuesday, Jan. 16, against Geneva at home.