Wildcats hammer Tounty 84-50
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Dec 15, 2004 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Following a heartbreaking loss to Caldwell County last Friday, Trigg County recovered in a fashion that would make a physical therapist proud.

The Wildcats forced 20 turnovers and displayed timely shooting to hammer Todd County Central 84-50 Monday night at Wildcat Gym.

The 34-point margin of victory is the largest by the Wildcats in the 54 game history of the series and snapped a four-game losing streak to the Rebels.

"It was a good turnaround for us. We were disappointed with the way the Caldwell County game ended, and bounced back pretty good," head coach Bill Chumbler said after the Wildcats improved to 3-1 on the season. The game was Trigg’s first and only home game in December.

Trigg County broke open a 10-6 game with a 15-0 run to take a 25-6 lead after the first quarter. The Wildcats forced nine Rebel turnovers and scored 15 points from those miscues.

Todd Central finished the game with 20 turnovers, which led to 24 Wildcat points.

"We were a little more active on defense tonight and had some people give us some good minutes in there," Chumbler said.

Despite the quick start, Todd Central found a few holes in the Wildcat defense and chipped away the advantage to 31-16 with 4:25 left in the half. Trigg took a 39-22 lead into the locker room at halftime.

"We just don’t have that killer instinct yet where we get people down and then put them away. We want to let people come back on us like Caldwell did," Chumbler said.

The Wildcats broke the game open in the third quarter hitting eight of their first 11 shots to build a 61-30 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Trigg County shot 54-percent from the field for the game, including 60-percent in the second half on 20-of-33 shooting.

Jeremy Jones led the perimeter attack with six 3-pointers on 11 attempts to finish with a season-high 29 points. He also added seven assists, which was tops for a Wildcat squad that had 27 helpers for the night.

"That shows how unselfish they played. 27 assists is a good number," said Chumbler, who was especially pleased with Trigg County’s interior passing.

Russell Mackins scored 17 points and had a team-high 13 rebounds to help the Wildcats enjoy a 40-27 advantage on the glass.

Zack Wright, starting for the injured Steven Wadlington, had a season-high 11 points and five rebounds.

Wadlington sprained his ankle in the loss to Caldwell County and did not play. His status for the rest of the week is unknown.

Jamaal Boyd added ten points.

Todd County Central (1-4) got 14 points and six rebounds from Calvin Head.

The Rebels shot just 33-percent from the field, including 6-of-22 (27%) from 3-point range.

Todd County won the J.V. game 41-40 in double-overtime.

Jeff Adams had 14 points to lead the J.V. ‘Cats (1-1).

Trigg County returns to action Saturday night at Heath.
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