Trigg County nearly even with Webster County for three quarters before the Lady Trojans pulled away for a 57-40 win in the quarterfinals of the All-A Classic Second Region Tournament Jan. 23 in Dixon.
Webster County hit 14-of-15 free throws in the fourth quarter and 27-of-39 (69-percent) for the game, keeping Trigg County’s upset bid at bay.
The Lady Wildcats exhibited one of their better defensive efforts of the season, holding Webster County to 28-percent shooting while forcing 23 turnovers. But the effort took it’s toll in the fourth quarter as four Lady Wildcats fouled out, contributing to the 30 fouls called against Trigg in the game – two shy of a school record.
The aggressive style of defense nearly paid off for the Lady Wildcats until Webster County pulled away near the end of the third quarter.
The game was tied at 20 at halftime, but the Lady Wildcats went without a field goal the entire third quarter, settling for two free throws and getting outscored 9-2 by the Lady Trojans.
Janada Acree put back a missed shot to end the field goal drought with 5:30 left in the game, but attrition took over, and Webster was able to hit their free throws down the stretch.
Molly Walters and Laquisha Boyd each scored 11 points to lead Trigg County, while Trinity Wortham added seven.
Caitlin Owen was the only Lady Trojan in double-figures with 24 points and 11 rebounds. 17 of her 24 points came in the second half.
Trigg County shot 38-percent from the field and hit 14-of-25 at the free throw line (56-percent). But Webster’s defense forced 34 Lady Wildcat turnovers that led to 29 points at the other end. Trigg had three more turnovers (34) than shots (31), which kept them from taking the lead in the second half.
The loss was Trigg’s 16th in 19 career All-A tournament games dating back to 1991. Four of those losses have come to Webster County, who has now won 13 straight games over Trigg County dating back to 1986.