The loss was Trigg’s second straight and dropped them to 14-6 on the season.
Providence hit 10 of their first 18 shots from 3-point range and built a 23-point lead before the Wildcats whittled it to the final 14-point margin.
While Providence was red hot in their own gym, Trigg County could not answer Providence’s long-range accuracy. They hit just 8-of-26 (31-percent) from behind the arc, including several misses from beyond 25 feet.
The Wildcats are just 2-6 when shooting more than 20 3-pointers dating back to last year.
Things started well for the Wildcats, who jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the game’s opening minutes.
After missing their first five shots, Providence found the hot hand and answered with a 13-2 run to take a 13-9 lead.
The game featured two ties and three lead changes in the second quarter, but Providence used a 13-3 run to build a 29-16 lead with 4:22 left.
Trigg cut the lead to 12, but Isaiah Moore and Jamarckus Jackson buried 3-pointers on consecutive trips down to floor to push the lead back to 37-22.
Moore hit four 3-pointers in the first half as Providence hit 7-of-14 shots from long range in the first 16 minutes. Moore finished with a game-high 27 points and ten rebounds.
The Wildcats were outscored 33-19 in the second quarter and trailed 46-30 at halftime. Midway through the third quarter, the Wildcats found themselves down 59-36.
They got to within 12 points on a pair of occasions in the fourth quarter, the last at 79-67 with 1:19 left.
Providence, who had lost to Fort Campbell by 22 points the previous night, shook off the effects of the loss by out rebounding Trigg County 41-29.
Both teams had 17 turnovers, but Providence converted them into 23 points compared to just 14 for the Wildcats.
The 17 miscues were the most for Trigg County in 11 games.
Providence, like University Heights in the All-A Tournament the previous week, was able to solve Trigg County’s 1-3-1 zone by penetrating and fanning passes to the wings and corners.
In their previous two games, the Wildcats have seen their opponents shoot 45-percent (18-of-40) from beyond the arc, while hitting just 29-percent (14-of-48) of their own shots.
Jamaal Boyd led the Wildcats with 22 points and eight rebounds, while Jeremy Jones added 19 points and eight boards.
Rodney Davis hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points. Kenny Turner added nine points and six rebounds.
The Wildcats played the game without starting forward T.J. O’Hara who missed the game due to sickness.
Steven Hutcherson came off the bench to score 20 points for Providence (6-12), who shot 30-of-65 (46-percent) from the floor.
The win snapped a six-game winning streak by Trigg over Providence and was Head Coach Bill Chumbler’s first loss to the Bulldogs in that same span.
The Wildcats return to action Friday in the first game of a boys/girls doubleheader at Crittenden County.