Wildcat shooting drowns Lake County 83-57
by Scott Brown, Sports Editor Email Scott
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Trigg County started the second half on a 14-4 run and cruised to an 83-57 win over Lake County, Tenn. Dec. 28 in the Marion, Ill. Holiday Tournament.

The Wildcats shot 12-of-16 from the floor in the third quarter and 22-of-33 in the second half in putting away the Falcons in the second game of the tournament.

Russell Mackins overcame first half foul trouble to pace four Wildcats in double figures with 21 points and seven rebounds. He had 17 points and all seven rebounds in the second half.

Rodney Davis drained three 3-pointers and finished with 16 points, and Jeremy Jones scored 13 points and dished out a season-high 10 assists.

Head coach Bill Chumbler started Davis for a second straight game, but moved him to the wing and had Jones play the point in the set offense.

"Jeremy is more familiar with the offense, and both of them can pass the ball well," Chumbler said. "It will take Rodney about a month to get used to the system. He picks up the offensive sets quick though."

Jamaal Boyd added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats, who outscored Lake County 47-30 in the second half.

The game was close early, with the Falcons owning a 19-16 lead after a first quarter in which there were seven ties and three lead changes.

Four different players scored during a 12-2 run to start the second quarter to give the Wildcats a 28-22 lead.

Ahead 36-27 at halftime, Boyd and Mackins combined to score ten of Trigg County’s first 14 points as the Wildcats built a 50-31 lead.

Lake County (9-7), who hit ten 3-pointers in their first round loss to Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin, was held to 5-of-24 (21-percent) from behind the line.

"We wanted to contest their 3-pointers and block out for the long rebounds. I thought we did a good job of that in the second half," Chumbler said.

Trigg County extended their lead to 30 points at 77-47 before settling for the final 26-point margin.

Tony Tyler led Lake County with 18 points, while Lashon Mays added 13.

The game was somewhat different than last year’s outcome, a 63-56 win by the Wildcats.

Trigg County finished the game hitting a season-high 60.7-percent from the field (37-of-61) and committed a season-low nine turnovers.

On the flip side, the Wildcats converted 18 Lake County miscues into 20 points.
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