When a team builds a 30-point lead, the clock continues to run for the remainder of the game. The AHSAA must have had the Lynn girls in mind when they drew up that guideline.
For the sixth straight game, Lynn led by as many as 30 points en route to an easy victory.
Addison was the victim on Tuesday.
Jackee Dodd poured in 25 points, including 17 in the first half, to lead Lynn to a 54-28 victory.
Addison kept things close until the end of the opening quarter when Dodd made a pair of free throws, Lindsey Tompkin added a putback and Dodd converted a steal into a breakaway layup for a 13-4 lead. Dodd also made a 3-point play with 39 seconds left in the quarter for a 16-7 lead.
From there, it was all Lynn (6-0).
Addison went more than 16 minutes — from the 1:30 mark of the first quarter to the 1:25 mark of the third quarter — without making a basket.
The Bulldogs made five free throws in the second quarter. On the Lynn side, Dodd had eight points in the quarter for a 30-12 halftime lead.
To open the third quarter, Dodd made a short jumper, Reagan Tittle made a free throw and Emma Easley drilled a 3-pointer for a 36-13 lead. The same trio added baskets for a 42-15 lead before Addison finally broke its drought with a score from Katie Russell.
Lynn led 45-19 after the third quarter.
Dodd had eight rebounds to go along with her 25 points, Tompkin had 16 points and nine rebounds, Easley had six points, Tittle added five and Jessica Hulsey made a 3-pointer.
For Addison (1-4), which made eight shots in the game, Lauren Cutcher had 11 points.
Lynn, which returns four starters from last year’s team that reached the Northwest Regional Tournament, has won its first six games by an average of 36.8 points per game.
Lynn 57, Addison 53
Lynn’s boys built a huge lead and held off a furious rally from Addison in the closing minutes to knock off the Bulldogs Tuesday night.
The Bears (4-2) led by 19 points after three quarters only to have Addison put together a 26-9 spurt to cut Lynn’s lead to 55-53 in the final seconds.
Lynn’s Peyton Moore finally put Addison away with a pair of free throws with eight seconds left. The Bears led throughout, taking a 12-10 lead into the second quarter and a 28-16 lead into the half. Lynn outscored Addison (0-5) 18-11 in the third quarter to take a 46-27 lead into the final quarter.
For Lynn, Ben Cagle contributed across the board with 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Moore added 12 points and six assists, Clay Porter knocked down three 3-pointers and finished with nine points while Jeremy Tittle and Kyle Medeiros each had six points and Zack Jones added five.
Lynn opens play in the Northwest Alabama Conference Tournament on Thursday with home games against Phillips-Bear Creek. The varsity girls game starts at 5 p.m. followed by the boys.