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Fourth quarter costs Red Bay in area finals

After being held to 28 points in the first three quarters of the 2A, Area 13 title game, the Addison Bulldogs exploded for 20 points in the fourth quarter to run away from the Red Bay Tigers 48-37.

Red Bay led 21-19 at the half and 29-28 going into the fourth quarter, but Addison outscored the Tigers 20-8 in the final period to capture the title. The loss forced the Tigers to go on the road to Hatton in the subregion Monday.

Macy Faulkner led Red Bay with 12 points, including six in the first quarter. Destiny McCollister added 10 points off two three-pointers in the first quarter. Emma McCollister added nine points, Lila Blackburn four points and Cass Kuykendall two points.

Semifinals: Red Bay 42, Winston County 35

The Red Bay Tigers advanced to the finals of the Class 2A Area 13 tournament with a 42-35 win over the Winston County Yellow Jackets.

Blackburn scored all eight of her points in the first quarter to help Red Bay out to a 12-4 lead. Winston County cut Red Bay’s lead to 20-14 by halftime.

In the third quarter, Faulkner scored six points and Destiny McCollister five points to help Red Bay extend the lead to 35-23.

Faulkner ended the game with 13 points and McCollister 10 points. Makenzie Hester added a three-pointer. Emma McCollister, Kuykendall, Madisyn Hester and Kirsten Scott scored two points each.

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