PREP BASKETBALL: Addison picks up 61-35 win over Curry, Lady Bulldogs fall 38-29

The Addison Bulldogs defeated Curry 61-35 Monday night. (Brandon Evans/The Cullman Tribune)

ADDISON, Ala. – The Addison Bulldogs hosted the 4A Curry Yellow Jackets for two contests on the hardwood at lovely Allen Stephenson Gym on a blustery chilly Monday night. The young Lady Bulldogs played good basketball for three quarters of their game but there are four quarters in a contest, and they decided not to show up for the third period. Addison lost a tough one, 38-29 to the Lady Yellow Jackets. The Addison men dominated the gentlemen from Curry to come away with a convincing 61-35 win.

Curry 38 – Addison 29 (varsity girls)

The young ladies from Addison seem to be getting better and then they fall back a little bit. This is what happened tonight.  Addison got off to a good start and won the period against the larger Curry team, 7-5. Gracie Roberts nailed a deep three-pointer while Karson Wyatt and Ava Bartlett had a bucket apiece. Bartlett also dominated the glass as she pulled in 5 rebounds. Curry was led by Jaylee Calloway who scored all 5 points for the Lady Yellow Jackets.

The second period was good for the Lady Dawgs as well as they won the period 9-8 to take a 16-13 lead into the half. Addison still had problems, as they have all year, handling pressure defense but they overcame that by playing good defense of their own. The second period was the Bartlett and Wyatt show for the Lady Bulldogs. Bartlett led Addison with 5 points and 5 rebounds. Wyatt countered with 4 points and 6 rebounds. Curry hung tough led by Ambrey Taylor who had 6 points and 3 rebounds. Jenna Madison chipped in a bucket and a board.

Curry came out in the third period and completely blitzed the young Bulldogs. They pressured the Lady Bulldogs denying entry passes and completely denying the passing lanes forcing numerous turnovers. Curry dominated the third period outscoring the hometown girls 19-3 to take a 32-19 lead. Taylor led Curry with 11 points while Madison had 4 and Sarabeth Auble along with Jacey Page had 2 points apiece. Bartlett led Addison with 2 points while Kabri Dyson hit a free throw.

Coach Bailey Boland rallied her ladies, and they were able to regroup and win the fourth period 10-6. Addison was led by Bartlett with 7 points and Emma Cleghorn hit 3 free throws for Addison’s ten points. Curry’s Madison had 4 points while Auble had the other 2. Addison may have lost the game, but you can see improvement from the start of the season. Addison dropped the game 38-29.

Addison will travel to Hanceville tomorrow at 3 p.m. and will face the East Lawrence Lady Eagles at Tom Drake Coliseum. Curry will travel to Corner tomorrow to play at 2:15 pm.

Unofficial stats

Addison was led by Bartlett with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 steals. Wyatt had 6 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals. Roberts had 3 points, 2 assists and 4 rebounds. Cleghorn had 3 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. Dyson had 1 point, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 steal. Morgan Lee had a steal and a rebound.

Curry was led by Taylor with a game high 17 points and 6 rebounds. Madison had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Calloway had 5 points and 3 rebounds. Auble had 4 points and 3 boards.  Page had 2 points and a rebound. Skiely Perry had 3 boards. Alyssa Dover had 1 board. Lana Wright had 2 boards.

Addison 61 – Curry 35 (varsity boys)

The Addison men sporting an 8-1 record hosted the Curry men who have gotten off to a slow start this year. The game got off to a pretty even start as Addison and Curry swapped baskets until the 2:33 mark of the first period when Curry was holding a slim 9-8 lead. Addison’s defense picked up steam as Curry had problems handling the Bulldog press as Addison went on an 8-0 run to end the period. Owen Pratt drilled a three-pointer, Jacob McLamb had two layups and Kaden Dyson had a free throw. McLamb led Addison with 4 points, while Dyson, Pratt and Jed Wilkins had 3 apiece. Dyson, one of the smallest men on the court ruled the boards with 5. Addison big man Bradley Willette didn’t score but controlled the lane with 2 blocks and dished out 2 assists. Curry was led by Ethan Barton who had 5 points. Trace Emerson and Andrew Key had a bucket apiece. Addison led 16-9 after one.

The second period was even better for the Dawgs as they stretched their run to 18-0, scoring ten straight points to start the second. Addison’s ten straight points consisted of three Wilkins floaters, Elijah Roberts hit a layup and Hayden Holland put one in off the glass. Barton stopped the carnage as he drained an NBA three-pointer to make the score 26-12.  Addison finished off the period outscoring Curry 24-5 to go in with a comfortable 40-14 lead at the half. Addison was led in the second by Wilkins who had 8 points and 4 steals. McLamb had 7 and Kiah Lake had 5. Curry’s few points were the Barton trey and Key’s 2 points.

The third period was a solid one for the Bulldogs as they outscored the Yellow Jackets 14-8 to take a 54-22 lead into the final period. Wilkins led the Dawgs with 4 points, McLamb and Dyson nailed three-pointers. Curry was led by Gavin Stinson with a trey and Eli Kennedy had 2.

The fourth period had Addison playing very loosey goosey and they lost the period 13-7 but won the game 61-35. Addison’s Willette had 4 points and Carter Pratt had a three-pointer from the home side corner. Curry’s Barton had 5 points while Logan Belcher had 3 points and Logan Perry had a bucket.

Addison had a good home win, 61-35, and will now travel to Tom Drake Coliseum to take on East Lawrence at 4 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. Curry will travel to Corner to play tomorrow at 3:30 pm.

Unofficial stats

Addison was led by McLamb who had a game high 16 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Wilkins had 15 points, 5 boards and 6 steals. Dyson had his best game of the season as he totaled 6 points, game high 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Willette had 6 points, 3 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks. Roberts had 5 points, 3 boards, 2 assists and 4 steals. Lake had 5 points and 3 boards. Carter Pratt had 3 points. Owen Pratt had 3 points, 4 boards and 3 steals. Holland had 2 points. Cole Rodgers had 1 board and 1 assist.

Curry was led by Barton with 13 points and 3 boards.  Key had 5 points and 5 boards. Kennedy had 4 points and 3 boards. Stinson and Belcher had 3 points and 2 boards apiece. Brayden Perry had 2 points and a board. Emerson had 2 points and 7 boards. Pat Guy had 2 points.