Addis Leads Lady Buckeyes over Vinton County

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Sometimes it takes an athlete several years to make an impact for their respective teams. Sometimes it only takes a week. In her second game as a Nelsonville-York varsity athlete, freshman Jessie Addis posted over 20 points, 7 steals, and 7 rebounds, leading the Lady Buckeyes to a 63-49 victory over Vinton County Monday. 

Addis was aided in defeating the Lady Vikings for the first time in years by the performance on the boards by senior forward Madison Davis, who put up 15 points and 10 rebounds on her way to recording a double-double. Davis has remained a huge threat under the basket for years, earning her the nickname “The Queen of the Double-Double” from Hardwood Heroes host, Blaine Carragher.

This matchup in McArthur, Ohio, was never much of a competition. The Buckeyes pulled out to an 18-4 lead on a Jessie Addis buzzer-beater at the end of the first quarter. Nelsonville-York would increase its lead to 15 heading into the half, and they would not let up from there.

Both teams were coming off of hot starts; the Lady Vikings pulled off a comeback against Jackson, winning 49-46 in overtime behind Michaela Puckett’s 28 points. Nelsonville-York won its first matchup on Dec. 1, 57-46, against New Lexington.

The early TVC-Ohio trouncing leaves Nelsonville-York with a 2-0 record heading into its matchup on Thursday against the 0-3 Athens Bulldogs. Though the Lady Bulldogs are off to an uncharacteristically rough start, the three out-of-conference losses are not a proper reflection of their talent. The game will feature a battle of senior leadership between the two powerhouses, Madison Davis and Athens’ Dominique Doseck.

Vinton County falls to 1-1 and will have a week off before heading to Alexander on the Dec. 15.