Frigid shooting dooms ‘Cats in region semi loss
by Justin McGill, Executive Editor
Mar 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
HOPKINSVILLE – Trigg County couldn’t have shot much worse than it did in Monday’s 72-37 loss to Henderson County in the 2nd Region Tournament Semifinals.

The Wildcats hit less than 20 percent of their field goals and were 3-for-32 from three-point range in their season-ending defeat.

“It’s hard to make somebody believe we’re better than that when we played that bad, but we are actually better than that,” Trigg head coach Mike Wright said. “Henderson forced us out of any rhythm on offense. We looked very undisciplined, which we have been at times. We ran absolutely nothing offensively. We shoot quick anyway, but even when we got an open shot, we couldn’t hit it.”

Trigg never led in the game. Henderson jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first four minutes before Zeke Wright scored the Wildcats’ first bucket with 3:30 to go in the first quarter.

Baskets by Dustin White and Jalik Alexander kept Trigg within eight points at the end of the quarter, but a 10-0 Colonel run ended the second quarter with Henderson ahead 34-15.

Wright hit a three-pointer followed by a Shelton Burruss free throw to start the third quarter, but Trigg never scored more than four straight points at any stretch after that except for a 5-0 run from the end of the third to the start of the fourth. White and Alexander each hit a free throw to end the third, and White hit a three to start the fourth.

Jonathan King, Trigg’s leading scorer on the season, got his only points of the night from three-point range with 5:37 left in the third quarter.

“He had some good looks and some inside drives,” Wright said. “It’s probably the first time in two years that he hasn’t scored in double figures. He had the most abysmal night you could have. He tried, but he just couldn’t get going.”

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