The Wildcats also lost Thursday at Hopkins Central (72-59) and last Tuesday against Webster County (60-44; stats for both are on page B4).
Trigg was set to host district foe Crittenden County on Tuesday (results unavailable at press time). The ‘Cats were in position to clinch the No. 2 seed in the district tournament with a win over the Rockets, while a loss would have set a three-way tie between Trigg, Crittenden and Livingston Central. Lyon won all its district games to clinch the top seed.
Friday, the Lyons got off to a cold start and Trigg took advantage, leading 19-9 early in the second quarter. However, the Wildcats’ offense struggled from there while Lyon heated up, outscoring Trigg 60-24 the rest of the way.
“We played well early, and we were fortunate that they missed so many shots at the beginning,” Trigg head coach Mike Wright said. “The biggest difference in the game is that we quit scoring. Our penetration brought a lot of people to us, but we didn’t do as good a job of moving the ball around as Lyon did. We got a few good shots, but we just didn’t make them.”
Zeke Wright led the Wildcats with 15 points. Jalik Alexander was the only other Trigg player in double figures, chipping in 11.
Trigg is scheduled to play Friday at Fort Campbell before hosting Stewart County, Tenn., on Monday.