Mark Fisher's coast-to-coast lay up with 7-seconds left in regulation propelled Addison over Falkville 55-53 in the final round of the Speake Holiday Tournament on Wednesday night.

Fisher's winning shot came after the Blue Devils' Thomas Holt nailed a running eight-footer from straight on with 13-seconds remaining.

On the inbound pass, Fisher soared up the court past the Falkville defense to make the beautiful game winner.

"Falkville played tough defense all night and we knew we couldn't get a better opportunity than that," said Bulldog coach Scott Curd. "Even if I had called a time-out, I would have put the ball in Mark's hands. He made a good decision and great play."

The game-winning hero noted he didn't think on the play, he just took the ball to the goal.

"I guess it was just instinct," said Fisher. "Hitting a game-winning shot is something I always dream of, but I never thought I would actually do it. I wouldn't have had a chance to make the shot if Matt (Naylor) hadn't come up with two big blocks."

While Fisher was the offensive hero on the night, Naylor appeared to assumed the role of NBA star Dikembe Mutombo by swatting a potential game winner from Holt at the buzzer from 3-point land and another shot from Cody Sewell on the previous possession.

"Matt Naylor came over and got a big block at the end of the game," Curd noted. "We knew we had to 'D' up on (Hunt) because he was their best player. Matt's block was a big, big play."

Addison kept the lead throughout the entire game, despite turning the ball over 20-plus times thanks to a strong inside presence from Naylor, Mark Stewart and Kyle Carden.

Stewart notched a game-high 16 points with 14 rebounds from the center position, while Naylor added 15 points, six boards, three blocks and two steals.

Carden finished with 12 markers, four rebounds, four assists and two steals while point guard Fisher accounted for 10 points, six boards, five assists, one block and one steal.

"This game definitely had the feel of a February or sub-regional game to it," Curd said. "Both teams played really hard tonight."

The Bulldogs led at the end of each period 17-16, 32-27 and 42-35 before the climatic finish.

Falkville was led by Holt with 16 and Sewell with 10.

Addison started the young season at a perfect 8-0 despite getting a later start at practicing thanks to the football team's run to Class 1A state championship.

"You can't ask for a better start to a season," said Curd. "It's my first year with the boys and I am having to implement my system quickly. We are having to jump in to everything and learn something everyday. We have four practices coming up before our next game and we really need them. We are behind, but I will take starting two weeks late because that means our football team is still playing."

The Bulldogs return to action when they host Parrish on Jan. 3.

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