ADDISON – In the only local game on the night, the Meek Tigers invaded the campus of Addison High School Friday and came away with a pair of wins.
The first quarter of the boys' contest was fast and furious, with both teams running the floor extremely well and hitting their open shots. The score remained tight until the last two minutes of the frame when Meek went on a 9-0 run to end the quarter up 20-10.
In the second, Meek continued to keep the pedal to the metal, running up and down the floor. Great defense coupled with good shooting led to a 17-point advantage, 37-20, at the half.
The Tigers added another 17 to their total while holding Addison to just seven in the third quarter, all but putting the game out of reach. They went on to hit the 30-point lead mark in the fourth to start the hot clock and went on to win, 63-29.
Meek 60, Addison 53 (Girls)
It took two full minutes of action for the first bucket to be scored in the girls' contest, a deep 2-pointer by Emma Fincher of Meek. The shot helped kickstart the Lady Tiger offense to a 9-2 run. Addison tried to break the Meek momentum with a basket that pulled them to within five, but the Lady Tigers were having none of it and finished the quarter on a 7-0 run to take a 19-9 lead eight minutes into the contest.
Addison played hard in the second, cutting into the Meek lead. They got as close as five before the Lady Tigers came roaring back to take a 37-27 lead to the half.
It was back and forth in the third with the Lady Bulldogs making shots and Meek responding on its end of the floor to keep Addison at arm's length. The Lady Bulldogs were able to sheer one point off the Meek lead but still trailed by nine heading to the fourth.
In the fourth, Meek was happy to trade baskets with Addison, working the clock and keeping the game tipped in its favor. The Meek Lady Tigers went on to win, 60-53.
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