Wildcats open season 3-0
by Community First Sports Special to TCR
Dec 09, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Three games. Three very capable opponents. Three wins for the Trigg County High School boys’ basketball team. Trigg County is 3-0 overall following its first three games. The Wildcats are 1-0 in the 5th District after claiming a win over Livingston Central. Trigg County, under the guidance of head coach Mike Wright, opened the season last week with an impressive win over 1st Region contender Fulton City.

“Fulton City had some of the best athletes you will see in this side of Louisville,” said Wright. “They are ranked among the top five teams in the 1st region. We had to really battle them physically in order to get a rebound and stop them inside. We did not shoot the ball well at all as a team but persevered for the win. Jonathan King and Zeke Wright came up big for us with double-doubles. King had 11 boards and Wright 10.”

Trigg County was able to get a step ahead of the rest of the district with the win over Livingston Central.

“Livingston Central was a tough rival game for us,” said Wright. “Livingston played a special defense that chased Jonathan and Zeke all night. Jonathan still managed to score for us despite being chased all night as he poured in 23. Bradley Davis took advantage of the junk defenses and scored 15 and Shelton Burruss came off the bench and added 11 for us. We will be more prepared for the defense they played the next time we play someone that uses that.”

The Wildcats defeated Union County for their second win of the season. Trigg County has an upcoming battle looming with 5th District frontrunner Lyon County.

“Union County was another close game for us,” Wright confided. “We played very well offensively and ran our sets really well. We still have to ratchet up the intensity defensively. We are the kind of the team that has to work very hard to win every night. It is never going to come easy for us due to our size.”

Fans have turned out to support the Trigg County boys’ basketball team and Wright is very appreciative. At the same time, he encourages fans to continue to show their support. And the coach has issued a challenge.

“I am very pleased with our crowds so far this year,” said Wright. “The student body has been present. Now I challenge them to get loud!”
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