Breckel gets first win as head coach
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Trigg County used a 21-0 second half run to bury Christian Fellowship 45-24 Nov. 30 and give Amy Breckel her first win as Lady Wildcat head coach.

The Lady Wildcats shot 50-percent from the field during the run that covered 8:27 of game time and turned a 21-16 lead into a 42-16 blowout.

"I was surprised at how many people we had come in and score. That’s a good thing to have when you’re coaching a young team early in the season," Breckel said.

Laquisha Boyd scored seven points during the decisive run, and Brandy Blakeley added six.

Boyd finished with a game-high 11 points and eight rebounds, while Blakeley added six rebounds to the effort.

Trigg led from wire-to-wire, taking a 10-6 lead after one quarter and extending it to 19-14 at halftime.

Both teams were sluggish to start the second half, combining to miss seven straight shots before Felicia Crenshaw stole a pass and fed Boyd with a layup for a 21-14 lead.

After Christian Fellowship’s Julie Cassity countered with a bucket to cut the lead to 21-16 with 3:35 left in the quarter, the Lady Wildcats went on their game-breaking run during which time the Lady Eagles missed 17 consecutive shots.

Trigg County’s zone defense was put into use to protect Crenshaw and Boyd from fouling out, but may have been what the Lady Wildcats needed to hold an opponent to the lowest output ever in a season opener

"We wanted to play man-to-man all night, but our foul trouble forced us to play zone, which we haven’t looked good in so far. We were fortunate that they had trouble hitting their shots," Breckel said.

Molly Walters and Davida Braxton each added eight points and four rebounds, with Braxton connecting on a pair of 3-pointers in the first half.

Cassity led CFS with ten points despite missing 21 of 24 shots from the field.

As a team, Christian Fellowship hit just 8-of-52 (15-percent) from the field, including 3-of-24 from 3-point range.

Helped by their second half effort, Trigg County shot 17-of-44 (39-percent) from the field.

Trigg County has now won ten straight against Christian Fellowship, with the 21-point margin their largest over the private school in four years.
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