Trigg sweeps district for first time in school history
by Justin McGill, editor
Mar 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County had lost twice to Lyon County before Friday. Against a team with a strong inside presence and perimeter players who aren’t afraid to shoot from deep, the Wildcats rode a solid all-around performace to a 73-62 win in the 5th District Tournament Championship.

The victory marked the first time in school history Trigg County swept the boys and girls district titles.

For head coach Mike Wright, it serves as validation in his second season back at the helm after a five-year absence from coaching the ‘Cats.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to coach here again,” Wright said. “This is a sweet victory for our seniors, and it’s historic. I’ve coached the boys in two tenures and coached the girls also, so us winning them both means a lot.”

Wright said Trigg’s game plan was to use defenders in front of and behind Ramsey Walker as much as possible after the Lyon bigman averaged 33 points in the first two meetings between the teams.

“We wanted to shut him down,” Wright said.

The plan worked, as Walker managed only nine points on the night.

“Dustin White gets a lot of credit for fronting Walker all night, and Zeke [Wright] and Jonathan [King] for playing behind him,” coach Wright said.

However, Lyon’s perimeter players were able to cause Trigg some problems.

The Wildcats led 24-14 after the first quarter on the strength of 14 points by King, but Lyon County’s outside shooters, particularly Mitchell Peeler, started hot from three-point range.

(For the rest of the story, check out this week's edition of The Cadiz Record.)
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