Andalusia slips past Bulldogs in close game in Brundidge

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 3, 2006

Pike County's Bulldogs kept Andalusia in their sights throughout Thursday night's game, but they couldn't catch them.

A 10-point halftime deficit got as large as 13 before before PCHS trimmed it to 43-36 with 3:16 remaining in the game.

Andalusia held on for a 51-41 victory in Brundidge.

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&uot;In the first half we probably had more turnovers than shots at the basket,&uot; PCHS coach Joseph Suber said. &uot;You can't win when you turn the ball over like that. We've just been unable to protect the basketball.&uot;

Andalusia (16-7) led 12-8 after the first quarter and 25-15 at halftime. The visiting bulldogs took a 35-24 advantage into the fourth period.

&uot;They're good,&uot; Suber said. &uot;They didn't need any help.&uot;

Tobias Lee led Pike County (7-15) with 14 points - eight of those came in the fourth quarter. Zedric Johnson scored 11 for PCHS. George Wilson added 9.

Pike County is at Goshen in the regular-season finale tonight.

Andalusia girls 44,

Pike County 22

Jermecia McNeil and Bre Cross scored 12 points each and Pike County was shut out in the second quarter.

A 17-0 difference in that second period broke open the game.

Tonisha Smith led Pike County with 9 points. Kenisha Foster add 7.

Goshen girls 61,

Highland Home 39

Shonkeeta Christian scored 26 points, grabbed 20 rebounds and blocked four shots to lead Goshen past Highland Home. Teammate Zadous Pollard added 10 points for the Eagles.

Jessica Merriweather led the Flying Squadron with 24 points. Tiara Merriweather added 14 in the defeat.

Tonight's games

Charles Henderson plays its final regular season game tonight when the Trojans visit G.W. Carver in Montgomery.

CHHS coach Carl Hollis said it will be a challenge to face the Wolverines, who are 23-4 and ranked No. 7 in the state in Class 6A.

&uot;It will be good for us though,&uot; Hollis said. &uot;We need to see a good man-to-man defense - and they have one.&uot;

Pike Liberal Arts School plays in its region tournament in Phenix City. The girls play Lee Scott at 3 p.m. and the boys play host Glenwood at 7.

County rivals Goshen and Pike County square off in Goshen. The Goshen girls won the first meeting 49-44. The Pike County boys prevailed 57-40 in Brundidge.