The Lady Wildcats turned the basketball over 29 times, which led to 25 Lyon County points at the other end.
“Just too many turnovers again, but I can’t fault the effort of the girls. They played hard and were trying to execute. We just made too many bad passes,” said Lady Wildcat head coach Amy Breckel.
With Caldwell County and their 15 consecutive district titles now gone to the Seventh District, the Lady Lyons are the prohibitive favorite to win their first district title in 17 years.
Early on, they showed why, racing out to a 19-4 lead as they hit 9-of-20 shots and forced the Lady Wildcats into ten first quarter turnovers.
To the Lady Wildcats’ credit, they never folded their tent and kept the margin around 20 points until the final two minutes of the game.
“I thought our defensive effort in the third quarter was as good as its been all season, and we did a good job on the boards,” Breckel said, pointing out that Lyon County only outrebounded her squad 28-24.
Trigg County shot just 37-percent from the field but had 14 fewer shots than Lyon County because of turnovers. Trigg had 38 shots and 29 miscues.
Lyon County also enjoyed a hefty advantage at the free throw line, connecting on 14-of-18 shots (78-percent) compared to 3-of-8 for the Lady Wildcats.
Laquisha Boyd led the Lady Wildcats with 11 points, while Molly Walters added nine points and five rebounds.
Janada Acree, seeing her first action of the season, added five points and six rebounds, and Trinity Wortham added five points.
Lyon County (6-1, 2-0) got 14 points each from Tiffany McGregor, Allison Mussato, and Hayley Parrent. Mussato added 11 rebounds.
The two teams will meet again Jan. 13 in Eddyville.