Blazers hold off Wildcats
by Community First Sports -- sports@cadizrecord.com
Feb 18, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
HOPKINSVILLE – Homestanding University Heights Academy established an early lead and remained out in front of Trigg County at the end of each quarter Thursday night, defeating the Wildcats 59-51 in an February boys’ high school basketball game between two familiar foes.

University Heights improved to 8-13 after claiming the win. Trigg County, following the loss, fell to 13-9.

The Blazers took the early initiative, vaulting out to a 10-3 lead in the first quarter. UHA was able to able to go out in front with a 10 points lead in the second half. The advantage, however, proved to be far from comfortable for the Blazers. Trigg County managed to cut into the UHA lead and knock it down to just a three-point advantage late in the third quarter. Trigg County outscored UHA 32-31 in the second half before falling short.

Trigg County was playing for the first time in nearly two weeks. The Wildcats never could overcome the slow start. UHA led 13-9 at the conclusion of the first quarter and carried a 28-19 lead into halftime.

Ryan Hudson paced University Heights with a game-high 20 points. The Blazers benefitted from a balanced offensive effort. Jalen Ladd and Stephen Fitzpatrick scored 11 points apiece for the Blazers. Matt McGowan also reached double figures for University Heights, finishing with 10 points.

Hudson made the only successful three-point field goal attempt for the Blazers.

University Heights, a team under the guidance of former Pikeville College head coach Randy McCoy, led 45-38 when the third quarter ended.

(For the rest of the story, check out this week's edition of the Cadiz Record.)
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