Andalusia sweeps TRM basketball
Published 10:07 am Tuesday, January 29, 2013
It was a clean sweep on the basketball court for the Andalusia Bulldogs over the T.R. Miller Tigers Monday night as all three Bulldog teams posted wins over the Tigers.
The T.R. Miller B-team dropped a 44-24 loss to Andalusia to fall to 2-7 this season with their fifth straight loss.
The T.R. Miller Lady Tigers fell to the Lady Bulldogs 45-22 to see their record fall to 3-15 this season.
In varsity action Monday night, the T.R. Miller Tigers lost 57-27 to fall to 2-13 this season.
All three Tiger teams will play their regular season finales Friday on the road at Hillcrest-Evergreen. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.
The game will be the final game of the season for the B-team Tigers while the Lady and varsity Tigers will play in their area tournament games next week.
Dates, times and opponents were not known as of press time Tuesday.
Andalusia 44, TRM B-team 24
Andalusia used a 22-3 scoring advantage over the visiting T.R. Miller Tigers Monday night to cruise their way to a 20-point win, 44-24.
The two teams were even in the other three quarters of play.
Andalusia led T.R. Miller 7-6 after one quarter, but the Tigers and Bulldogs matched up even in the second quarter as both teams scored seven points each and Andalusia took a 14-13 lead into the half.
After the 22-3 scoring outburst for the Bulldogs in the third quarter, Andalusia grabbed a 36-16 lead heading into the fourth quarter. In the fourth, is was back to being even for both teams as the Tigers and Bulldogs played to an 8-8 tie, but the third quarter paved the way for the 20-point win for the Bulldogs.
Carlos Thomas led the Tigers with seven points and Markail Mitchell had six points. Trin Miller chipped in five points while Alex Daugherty and Marcus Paul both had three points each in the loss.
Andalusia 45, TRM Lady Tigers 22
Andalusia’s Tylesha Malcolm outscored the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers by herself Monday night as she poured in 30 points to lead the Andalusia Lady Bulldogs to a 45-22 win over the Lady Tigers of Brewton.
Andalusia led T.R. Miller 14-6 after one quarter and 18-8 at the half as the two teams combined for six total points in the second quarter with Andalusia holding a 4-2 advantage.
In the third quarter, the Lady Bulldogs increased their lead by four points as they outscored the Lady Tigers 11-7 to take a 29-15 lead heading into the fourth and final quarter of play.
In the fourth, the Lady Bulldogs put the game out of reach as they ended the game on a 16-7 run to get the win by 23.
Lateysia Montgomery was the leading scorer for the Lady Tigers in the loss as she had 12 points.
Andalusia 57, TRM varsity Tigers 27
In varsity action, the Tigers had a rough night on offense as they shot 20 percent from the field and was held to 27 points as they took a 30-point loss to the Bulldogs, 57-27.
Andalusia jumped on the Tigers early and often as they cruised to an 18-4 lead after one quarter of play. In the second quarter, both teams scored 12 points each as the Tigers trailed 30-16 at the halftime break.
In the second half, it was all Andalusia as they outscored T.R. Miller 18-8 in the third quarter to take a 48-24 lead heading into the fourth quarter and then ended the game on a 9-3 run to get the big win.
Caden Lodge and Chardian Johnson led the team with five points each. Terry Samuel, Caleb Hubbard and Kellyn Winn all had four points each while Marquiese Thomas and Trae Walker had two points each. David Barragan chipped in one point in the loss.
The Tigers shot 3-for-10 from the free throw line in the loss.
According to head coach Juan Johnson, although the Tigers split with W.S. Neal in the regular season, the Eagles finished as the No. 3 seed in the area and the Tigers finished No. 4 after W.S. Neal won a coin toss Tuesday morning.
Bayside and Cottage Hill were to play Tuesday night to decide the area champion. If Bayside won, they would be the area champion and Cottage Hill would be the No. 2 seed. If Cottage Hill won, the two teams would have to do their own coin flip to decide the No. 1 and No. 2 seed. As the No. 3 seed, W.S. Neal will play the No. 2 in the area tournament while T.R. Miller would play the No. 1 seed.