Wildcats crush Lyons 70-40
by Scott Brown, Sports Editor Email Scott
Dec 21, 2004 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County used a 14-3 run to end the first quarter and cruised to a 70-40 win at Lyon County Dec. 14 in Eddyville.

The win marked the first time since 1997-98 that the Wildcats have won consecutive regular season games in Eddyville.

Four players scored in double figures for the Wildcats, who shot 53-percent from the field.

Lyon County missed 12 of their first 14 shots from the field and committed six turnovers in the first quarter as the Wildcats ran out to a 20-8 lead.

The Lyons had trouble solving Trigg County’s full court press in the first half, but couldn’t capitalize when they did manage to reach to frontcourt.

The Lyons had 11 first half turnovers and just four field goals as the Wildcats built a 36-16 halftime lead. For the game, Lyon had twice as many turnovers (26) as field goals (13).

Meanwhile, the Wildcats had no such offensive troubles, hitting 17-of-28 shots (60-percent) in the first half and 27-of-51 (53-percent) for the game.

Because the Wildcats outscored Lyon 32-18 in the paint, they didn’t need to establish a perimeter game, taking only seven shots and hitting three.

Russell Mackins led the Wildcats with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Jeremy Jones added 17 points and seven assists, and Jamaal Boyd scored 13 points.

T.J. O’Hara came off the bench to score 10 points and grab seven rebounds in 18 minutes of action.

Logan Akridge was the only Lyon in double figures with 11 points – ten below his season average.

Lyon County is 0-5 on the season and 0-3 in Fifth District play.

After losing ten straight games to the Lyons, the Wildcats have won five of the last six games in the series.
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