Extra ticks keep Trigg in the mix late in region tourney win
by Scott Brown, Sports Editor Email Scott
Mar 14, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County was burned by a clock miscue earlier in the season, which resulted in a loss.

What goes around, comes around.

The Wildcats were the recipient of some much needed extra time during their 70-64 opening round win over Hopkins Central in the Second Region Tournament March 9 in Hopkinsville.

With 6:36 left in the opening quarter and the Wildcats leading 5-0, Zack Wright grabbed a rebound but was called for a double dribble in front of the Wildcat bench.

Play resumed, with each team getting five more possessions before the officials realized the clock was still stuck on 6:36. By this time, the Trigg lead was 10-6.

There was a seven minute delay while Hopkinsville athletic officials fixed the clock problem.

Because the officials were apparently uncertain how much time should have been taken off the clock, they left the time the same.

A check of the game film showed almost 90 seconds were played before the officials discovered the problem.

While it didn’t seem like important at the time, it proved to be a lifesaver for the Wildcats.

Fast forward to the fourth quarter where the Wildcats were down 64-63 with 1:13 left.

Jeremy Jones’ steal and layup gave the Wildcats a 65-64 lead, which was part of Trigg County’s 11-0 run to end the game.

Had it been soccer, Trigg’s final seven points came during what would have been called "injury time," or extra time allowed by officials for stoppages in play.

Trigg County was the victim of extra time in their game against Webster County back on Feb. 7 at Wildcat Gym.

After Trigg County tied the game, Webster called a timeout. After the Webster coaching staff lobbied for more time to be added to the clock, an extra second was added although the officials did not immediately come to the scorer’s table after the timeout was called.

The game film showed no time should have been added to the clock after the timeout was called.

Webster’s LaBradford Rollins hit a half-court shot the buzzer to give the Trojans a 70-67 win. His shot may not have counted with the extra second.

"I guess we’re even now," quipped Wildcat head coach Bill Chumbler.
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