PREP BASKETBALL: Addison drops road battles at Carbon Hill


CARBON HILL, Ala. – Carbon Hill hosted the Addison Tuesday night, and it wasn’t a good trip for the vising Bulldogs. Addison dropped the ladies’ game 61-57. Carbon Hill finished the game with 39 free throw attempts to Addison’s nine, making it difficult for the Lady Bulldogs to keep pace on the road. The men lost 79-67 and were outscored 23-8 in the third quarter, allowing Carbon Hill to pull away.

The ladies game started out with neither team able to do pretty much anything. Points for both teams were at a premium and the only thing in abundance in this period were turnovers for both teams. Carbon Hill outscored Addison 9-5. Addison’s Hadley “Shooter” Butler hit a three-pointer while Carbon Hill’s Katie Halbrook kicked in four points for the home team.

The second period was probably the best period that the Addison Lady Dawgs have played all year. They outscored Carbon Hill 30-11 for the period. The ladies from Addison couldn’t miss from long range or from anywhere on the court for that matter and the young ladies from Carbon Hill struggled until late. Addison went on a 16-0 run to start the period and they were led by Lydia “Barbie” Ergle, Gracie “Bug” Manley and Butler who all had six points in the second. The hometown Bulldogs were led by Makalee Edwards who had five. Addison carried a comfortable 35-20 lead into the half but there were some troubling signs. Mainly getting outshot from the free throw line by a 4:1 margin.

The second half started, and the period was a back-and-forth affair. Carbon Hill outscored Addison 13-11 to cut the lead to 13 going into the fourth and final period. It seemed that the entire starting lineup for Addison had three or four fouls already and the whistles just kept coming. Manley had five points while Katie Barrett put in four for Addison. Carbon Hill’s Miss Edwards scored eight of her teams 13 points with Halbrook putting in three points.

The fourth period was won at the free throw line as Carbon Hill made 15 free throws while shooting many many more. The hometown Dawgs took the period by a 28-11 margin and the game 61-57. Addison’s Manley, Butler and “Magic” Molly Gilbreath each had three points apiece while Carbon Hill’s Edwards outscored Addison’s entire team just from the free throw line. Edwards made 13 free throws in the final 8 minutes.

Unofficial stats

Addison made 6 out of 9 free throw attempts. Carbon Hill made 24 out of 39 free throw attempts. There is your ballgame.

Addison was led by Manley who had 16 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal. Butler had 14 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals. Barrett had 10 points, 5 boards and a block. Gilbreath had 8 points, 7 boards, 1 assist and 3 steals. Ergle had 6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and a block. Brilyn Dover had 3 points and 2 boards. Lauryn “Beemer” Cunningham had 3 boards, 4 assists and a steal.

Carbon Hill was led by Edwards who had a game high 29 points and 8 rebounds. Alleigh Keaton had 15 points and 8 boards. Halbrook had 11 points and 4 boards. Sunnie Cerezo had 5 points and 5 boards. Anna Robinson had 6 rebounds. Raelea Guy had 1 point and 2 boards.

Carbon Hill 79 – Addison 67 (Varsity Boys)

Addison’s men’s team got off to an excellent start and led by five at the end of the first period. Addison’s Bradley “Big Foot” Willette had eight points and a block while Lane “Duct Tape” Tubb had six points to lead the visiting Dawgs. The period was very even deal as neither team could pull away. Addison ended up winning the period, 23-18.

The second frame had Carbon Hill’s high-pressure defense giving Addison a little trouble. In the span of one minute, Carbon Hill had three straight steals which led to three layups and six points. Carbon Hill won the period 19-16. Addison was led by Brady Gilbreath who had eight points. Addison carried a slim 39-37 lead into the half.

Apparently, Addison forgot to come out for the third period because they were as flat as a pancake while Carbon Hill rose to the occasion and blistered the visiting Bulldogs by going on a 17-0 run to open the second half. Addison didn’t score until the 3:01 mark of the third period when Gilbreath made a layup. By that time Carbon Hill had built a 15-point lead. At the end of the third, Carbon Hill had stretched the lead to 60-47.

Addison played much much better in the fourth period, but they just couldn’t catch up. Carbon Hill has 12 players on their bench and eleven of them played substantial minutes. They just come at you in waves and wear you down. Addison actually outscored Carbon Hill 20-19 in the period but it was not enough as Addison fell short 79-67. Tubb and Gilbreath each had 6 points to lead Addison in the fourth.

Unofficial stats

Addison was led by Gilbreath who had 25 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Tubb had 12 points, 1 assist and 3 steals. Willette had 11 points, 3 boards and 2 blocks. Jed “Wizard” Wilkins had 8 points, 2 boards, 3 assists and 2 steals. Jacob “Lanky” McLamb had 6 points, 3 boards and 2 blocks. Josh “West Coast” Netherton had 5 points, 2 boards and 2 steals. Briley “Snake” Hayes had 2 boards, 8 assists and a steal.

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