Lady Wildcats open 12 Games of Christmas with victory
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Trigg County advanced to the second round of the People’s Security Finance 12 Games of Christmas Monday with a 56-48 win over Christian Fellowship at Wildcat Gym.

Trigg County played McLean County in a second round game Tuesday. McLean was a 58-47 winner over Ballard Memorial.

The Lady Wildcats turned 20 Christian Fellowship points in 22 points and gradually pulled away from the Lady Eagles in the second half.

Felicia Crenshaw led Trigg with 17 points, five steals, and four assists. She was one of three Lady Wildcats in double figures.

Laquisha Boyd had 12 points and a game-high 17 rebounds as Trigg held a slight 44-42 advantage on the boards.

Eighth grader Laykn Brooks scored all ten of her points in the first half as the Lady Wildcats built a 27-21 lead at intermission.

The game was sloppy at times, featuring 43 fouls and 42 turnovers, but the Lady Wildcats were able to keep Christian Fellowship at bay.

"We did a much better job of beating their press with the pass instead of trying to dribble through it," said Lady Wildcat head coach Amy Breckel, referring to the fact that nearly 56-percent of Trigg’s points came in transition.

Molly Walters came off the bench to score eight points, and Brandy Blakeley added five points and eight rebounds in a reserve role. Trigg’s bench players outscored Christian Fellowship 16-0.

"Molly came in and played some really good defense. She stopped the Solomon girl off the drive," Breckel said, referring to Amber Solomon. The junior guard scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Lady Eagles but only scored six points in the second half.

Trigg County didn’t shoot too well from the field (32-percent), but hit a season high 16-of-29 (55-percent) from the free throw line.

The win was Trigg County’s fourth straight first round win in the 12 Games of Christmas in as many seasons.

McLean County 58

Ballard Memorial 47

McLean County outscored Ballard 13-3 in the fourth quarter to secure their win and advance to the second round of the 12 Games of Christmas Monday.

Celeste Logsdon scored 23 points to lead three McLean players in double figures.

Ballard Memorial had one player in double figures, April Carter with 24 points.

McLean County scored 22 points off 30 Ballard turnovers and shot 37-percent from the field.

Heath 62

Dawson Springs 55

Heath used a 23-12 run in the third quarter to turn a one-point halftime deficit into a 10-point lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Heath guard Kayla Vance had 26 points and eight rebounds, while teammate Emelia McConnell added 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Ashli Lanham and Chelsea Mills each scored 21 points for Dawson Springs, who hit 7-of-13 free throws compared to 17-for-27 for Heath.

Hancock County 56

Livingston Central 42

Hancock County used an 18-5 third quarter run to seal their win over Livingston Central in the final first round game Monday.

The bench of the Lady Hornets outscored Livingston’s reserves 30-12.

Jessica Adkins led Hancock County with 17 points, while Stevie Kirk added 14.

Lagan Johnson led Livingston Central with 10 points and nine rebounds.
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