Late run sends Webster past Lady Wildcats
by Scott Brown, Sports Editor Email Scott
Jan 26, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Amy Breckel learns something new about her Lady Wildcat team every game.

The latest nugget of knowledge came during Trigg County’s 63-37 loss to Webster County Jan. 20 at Wildcat Gym.

The score wasn’t indicative of how close the game really was against the Class A Second Region favorite.

Trigg trailed by five points at halftime and by the same five-point margin with 1:24 left in the third quarter.

But the Lady Trojans held Trigg without a field goal for the final 9:24 of the game and used a 24-3 run to end the game.

Trigg’s penchant for bouncing back just five days after the worst loss in the program’s history was pleasing for the first-year Lady Wildcat head coach.

"I’m proud of the girls. I thought they played hard and didn’t quit. They just kept coming at them, but Webster just had one too many shooters for us to handle," Breckel said.

Webster County (12-5) could not put away the pesky Lady Wildcats until the fourth quarter when they hit 8-of-19 field goals and outscored Trigg 20-3. All three of Trigg’s points in the final frame came at the free throw line.

The Lady Wildcats shot a season-high 42-percent from the field, but just didn’t get enough shots due to turnovers and Webster’s dominance on the glass.

Webster County forced 30 Trigg turnovers and turned them into 29 points, compared to just 12 points for the Lady Wildcats off 19 Webster miscues.

The Lady Trojans were strong on the glass, outrebounding Trigg 43-21. With 27 of their 43 rebounds coming on the offensive glass, Webster had 21 second chance points, while Trigg only had two offensive rebounds.

The end result was Webster attempting 40 more shots than Trigg County and getting 12 more field goals.

"We’ve got to do a better job of hitting the glass. Webster just had too many putbacks and chances to score off their missed shots," Breckel said.

Trigg’s main villain was Webster County’s Caitlin Owen. The junior forward had 24 points and 15 rebounds and continually thwarted any comeback hopes of the Lady Wildcats in the second half.

Trigg trailed 16-10 after one quarter and 28-23 at halftime.

But Owen scored four points during a crucial third quarter run that saw Webster distance themselves from the Lady Wildcats after Trigg had cut their lead to 30-27.

She was joined in double figures by Laura Cottingham, who scored ten points and snared 11 rebounds, and by Paula Carver, who had 11.

Laquisha Boyd led Trigg County with 11 points, while Felicia Crenshaw had ten points, six steals, and five assists.

Molly Walters added seven points, and Brandy Blakeley had seven rebounds for the Lady Wildcats, who fell to 4-10 with the loss.

Webster County has won 14 of the 16 career meetings with the Lady Wildcats, including the last 11 contests dating back to 1986.
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