Wildcats face Storm of different intensity
by Don McQuiston
Feb 13, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In a week that saw Trigg County weather several storms, the Wildcats traveled to Hopkins County Central on Friday night to take on another Storm. Prior to tip-off, former Trigg County Tourism Director Harry Todd was recognized as a member of the Hopkins County Central Hall of Fame. Todd joined other former inductees in recognizing the 2008 HOF class of inductees. Todd played for Earlington High School, which later was consolidated into South Hopkins High School. Todd was the 1958 Mr. Basketball and later played college basketball at Western Kentucky University.

After Tuesday night’s game at Webster County was canceled due to the storms in the area, the wildcats got a much needed break for several players and Coach Wright to get over the Flu that hit the team prior to Homecoming. Jonathon King comes in off the bench with 32 points on 14-of-23 from the field and including 4 from three point range.  King also grabbed seven rebounds. Zeke Wright scored all 11 of his points in the first half, while Russell Lancaster added nine points and 10 rebounds.  Jalik Alexander scored eight points.

With nearly a week off the Wildcats came out flat to start the game as the Storm jumped out to a 18-9 lead with 2:19 left in the first quarter. Wildcat Coach Mike Wright called a time-out to try to stop the moment of the Storm. Out of the time-out Trigg would start a 7-2 run to end the quarter with Zeke Wright bringing the Wildcats to within 1 point of Hopkins Central.

To start the second quarter Coach Wright brought Jonathan King off the bench to infuse some fresh legs into the game. The Storm used its depth on the bench and height advantage to start of the quarter on a 8-4 run during the first two and a half minutes of the quarter to push their lead over the Wildcats to 28-21. With just over 2 minutes to go in the second quarter the Storm committed their ninth team foul of the half but the Storm’s lead was 39-27 despite a good free throw shooting effort from the Wildcats in the first half.

For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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