The Tiger guard was solid throughout the night, but Jalik Alexander countered with 20 points to lead the Wildcats.
There were three lead changes and one tie in the first quarter, but Trigg led by double digits throughout most of the remainder of the game. The Wildcats’ largest lead came with five minutes left in the third quarter after a Mitch Rogers three-pointer pushed the gap to 49-29. Caldwell never pulled closer than 11 points until a last-second basket by Rusty P’Pool.
Javin Grubbs (12 points) and Zeke Wright joined Alexander in double figures for Trigg. Grubbs also grabbed 12 rebounds for a double-double, and Alexander dished eight assists.
“We sent guys to the free throw line too much,” Trigg head coach Mike Wright said. “We’ve got to learn how to play defense without fouling so much.”