PREP BASKETBALL: Addison downs Winston County 51-34, Lady Bulldogs fall 71-32

The Addison Bulldogs defeated Winston County 51-34 Friday night. (Brandon Evans/The Cullman Tribune)

ADDISON, Ala. – The Addison basketball teams hosted their neighbors from Central Winston County who just happen to be their archrivals, the Winston County Yellow Jackets. The Addison girls were hoping to build on the momentum of their first win of the season, but it just wasn’t to be as Winston County blitzed the Lady Bulldogs 71-32. The boys off to their best start (5-1) in years handled the Yellow Jackets 51-34.

Winston County 71 – Addison 32 (Varsity Girls)

The young ladies from Addison came out extremely flat and they really never were able to recover. WCHS jumped out to a 5-2 lead and then put the hammer down. WCHS went on to win the period 23-2. Their scoring run would eventually run into the second period as WCHS scored 26 straight points to lead 31-2. Back to the first period, Addison’s lone bucket came on a Karson Wyatt put back. Wyatt also had 2 rebounds and 2 steals in the period.  WCHS was led by Lynleigh Cobb who had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Emma Kate Veal had 9 points and 2 boards of her own as WCHS dominated in every aspect of the game.

The second period was a little better for the Lady Bulldogs. They were outscored 14-8 to go into the half down 37-10 to the Lady Yellow Jackets. Wyatt led the Lady Bulldogs with 6 points and 4 rebounds. WCHS spread the scoring around as Veal had 5 points, Emma Ballinger had 4 points, Marci Stewart had 3 points and Cobb had a bucket. Stewart also had 4 rebounds while Lizzy Bass had 3 boards.

The third period was a fairly evenly matched period as both teams went back and forth and Addison started executing their offense a little better. Addison lost the period 18-15 to go into the fourth down 55-25. Addison point guard Gracie Roberts had 12 points while Mattie Johnson chipped in 3. Johnson also led the Lady Dawgs in rebounds with 2. WCHS was led by Veal with 8 points to include 2 long treys. Cobb had 5 points and 3 rebounds. Ballinger had a big period as she had 4 points and 5 rebounds.

The fourth and final period had the young Lady Bulldogs basically just trying to get through the game. They were outscored 16-7 to take the loss 71-32. Addison could just not get their offense going except for a short time in the third period. Roberts led the Lady Dawgs with 6 points while Rylan O’Brien had 2 rebounds. WCHS was led by Cobb again with 8 points. Ella Veal and Emma Kate Veal each had a three-pointer. Macy Teal led the Lady Yellow Jackets with 2 rebounds in the period.

Addison falls to 1-5 on the season and will travel to St. Bernard on Tuesday Night.

Unofficial stats

Addison was led in scoring by Roberts with 20 points and 2 rebounds. Wyatt had 8 points and 6 boards with 2 steals. Johnson had 3 points and 3 rebounds. O’Brien had 5 rebounds. Emma Cleghorn had 1 point and 2 rebounds. Reese Osborne had 2 rebounds. Kabri Dyson had 2 steals. Morgan Lee had 1 rebound.

WCHS was led by Cobb with a game-high 26 points and 12 rebounds. Emma Kate Veal 22 points and 4 rebounds. Ballinger had 13 points and 8 rebounds. Stewart had 5 points and 5 boards. Ellie Veal had 3 points. Teal had 2 points and 2 boards. Bass had 3 rebounds.

Addison 54 – Winston County 31 (Varsity Boys)

The Addison men’s basketball team wants to run and shoot, and they are very good at that. Addison was forced to slow down their game speed due to WCHS playing mainly zone and forcing Addison to run a half-court offense. Well, it didn’t work this night as the Bulldogs handled the change of pace very well. Addison and WCHS played fairly evenly in the first period as Addison held the 17-11 advantage at the end of the first. The Bulldogs were led by Jacob McLamb with 7 points and 2 rebounds. Jed Wilkins had 4 points while his cousin Elijah Roberts hit a trey. WCHS was led by Garrett Lewis who had 5 points and Dillyn Chancey had 2 points and 2 boards.

The second period had Addison clamping down on WCHS and winning the period 10-5 to take a 27-16 lead into the half. Addison’s defensive pressure and defensive rebounding kept WCHS to one shot on each possession. Bradley Willette had a dominant period as he controlled the paint with 8 points, 6 rebounds and a block. Wilkins had 2 points and 3 steals in the frame. Winston County’s Eli Moore had 3 points and 2 boards, and his teammate Lewis put in the other two points.

The third period was a tough one as Addison squeaked it out 10-8. It was a fairly even period as no team scored on no more than 2 possessions in a row. Four different Bulldogs scored a bucket while WCHS was led by Moore who heated up for 6 points. Addison went into the fourth period up 37-24.

The fourth period was the best period of the game as Addison came out with a 14-10 period win and that gave the game a 51-34 final. Addison was leading 37-28 at the 7:25 mark of the fourth and it looked like WCHS was mounting a comeback. Addison then went on 9-4 run to give them the 46-32 lead. Wilkins scored on a layup and a little floater from the middle of the lane, while Willette had a put back for two. Addison closed the game out with a Kiah Lake three-pointer from the visitor side corner for the final margin of victory.  Addison was led by Wilkins 7 points and Willette’s 2 boards and another blocked shot in the period.  McLamb also had 2 big boards in the period. WCHS tried but just couldn’t keep pace as Lewis had 4 and Austin Schubert had 2 points.

Addison Head Coach Scott Flynn,

“Very proud our guys on the win, this puts us 2-0 in the county.  Also, very happy with the discipline and patience we showed when they packed the zone down on Brad (Willette). We like to run and the guys showed tremendous discipline by not trying to force anything onto their defense. We took what they gave us. We held the ball out and let them come to us to get out of that zone. It allowed Jed (Wilkins) to penetrate and find the open man. Jed is very good at driving to the basket and finishing. We have been playing really good defense this season and that is what I’m most proud of.  Everyone has bought into the defense first concept, and they know that a good defense leads to fast breaks and easy points either by layups or driving and finding the open man for the three-point shot.”

Addison moves to 6-1 (1-0 region) and will travel to play a region game at St. Bernard on Tuesday night.

Unofficial stats

Addison was led by Wilkins with 15 points, 6 boards and 7 steals. Willette had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. McLamb had 7 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Elijah Roberts had 4 points, 7 boards and 2 assists. Lake had 5 points. Owen Pratt had 4 points and 2 steals. Kayden Dyson had 3 points and 4 rebounds.

WCHS was led by Moore who had 12 points and 10 boards. Lewis had 11 points and 2 boards. Gavin Colley had 5 rebounds. Marcus Blanton had 2 points. Chancey had 2 points and 3 boards. Cameron Aderholt had 4 points. Schubert had 2 points and 3 boards. Colton Alexander had 1 point.

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