No. 3 Lynn cruises past Meek
by Johnathan Bentley
Feb 10, 2012 | 1148 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lynn’s Jackee Dodd (4) goes up for two of her 21 points during the Lady Bears’ win over Meek Thursday night. Third-ranked Lynn moved to 27-1 on the season with a 55-27 victory over the Lady Tigers. Photo by: Johnathan Bentley
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LYNN — Lynn moved a step closer to another area title Thursday night.

The Lady Bears jumped out to an early lead and pulled away from there for a 55-27 victory over Meek in the 1A, Area 12 Tournament at Lynn High School.

Next up for third-ranked Lynn is a rivalry game with Addison in the area tournament championship set for 6 p.m. Saturday.

Lynn takes on Addison for the fourth time on Saturday. The Bears (27-1) are 3-0 against the Lady Bulldogs this season.

“The good thing is that our girls kind of look forward to playing them,” Lynn coach Adam Gray said. “That makes it a little easier to get up for that game. I know the girls will be ready to play them again.

“We’ve had a good year so far. Hopefully we can keep it rolling.”

Addison (17-7) advanced to the area championship game with a 55-48 victory over Marion County in Thursday’s area opener.

Lynn and Addison sealed sub-region playoff games with wins on Thursday. Saturday’s winner will host a sub-region game against the Pickens County-Berry loser.

Against Meek, Lynn got a pair of 3-pointers from Brooklyn Beck in the opening quarter. Reagan Tittle added five points as Lynn took a 14-7 lead. Jackee Dodd took over in the second quarter, scoring eight points as the Lady Bears took a 27-12 lead into the half.

“We missed some shots early, but they started falling for us in the second half. That allowed us to build on our lead,” Gray said.

Tittle added five more points in the third quarter as Lynn pushed its lead to 39-19.

Dodd finished the game with 21 points while Tittle had 17. Beck had eight, Lindsey Tompkin added six points and Emma Easley chipped in with three.

Lynn has won 15 straight games since its lone loss of the season to Holy Spirit on Dec. 29.

For Meek, Amber Mauldin had 13 points, Haylee Ragsdale added eight and Rebekah Wolfe put in six. The Bears have won back-to-back area tournament championships. Lynn has beaten Addison by an average of 32.3 points per game this season, including a 51-29 victory in the champoinship game of the Winston County Tournament.