Trigg County led 15-6 early in the first quarter but struggled to slow the Lady Tiger offense in a 79-67 loss.
With the game tied 6-6, Ashley Matlock’s three-pointer ignited a 9-0 run for Trigg. Caldwell then went on a 24-8 streak that put the Lady Wildcats behind 30-23, but a three-point play by Trinity Wortham and a basket by Elysia Brown cut the gap to two at halftime.
“We had a really good first half,” Trigg head coach Amy Breckel said. “The girls came out ready to play. We hit our shots early.”
Then, Caldwell scored nine points in the first two minutes of the third quarter and eventually led by as many as 17 points midway through the fourth quarter.
“We came out sluggish in the second half,” Breckel said. “We weren’t able to bounce back.”
Breckel said Trigg struggled once Caldwell point guard Jayme Jackson began to penetrate the zone defense.
“She made us come out of the zone, and we didn’t cover up [Emily] Meeks very well,” Breckel said. “Our kids weren’t getting to the ball fast enough, and she was able to get some easy buckets off that.”
“We were working on sagging on our man-to-man defense so we could help each other more, but we just got spread out too far,” Breckel said.
Trigg fought back to within five points midway through the third quarter and within nine in the fourth but couldn’t get over the hump.
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