Unable to shake a slow start, Trigg County lost to Sayre 51-35 Saturday in Lexington.
"We came out and jumped on Providence early, and I was looking for that again against Sayre," Head Coach Amy Breckel said. "We just didn’t do that and played from behind all game."
Trigg County fell behind early, trailing 14-8 after one quarter and 26-17 at halftime.
The Lady Wildcats were held to just one field goal in the third quarter – a 3-pointer by Molly Walters and were outscored 9-5 in the frame and trailed 35-22 heading into the fourth quarter.
"We had our chances to get back in the game in the third quarter, but had another let down and just couldn’t get our shots to fall," Breckel said.
Laquisha Boyd scored seven of her team-high 13 points in the second quarter. Felicia Crenshaw added 12 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter.
Walters scored seven points, and Laykn Brooks added three for the Lady Wildcats, who only took nine players on the trip due to a freshman tournament at Lyon County the same day.
Emma Lofgren led Sayre (10-7) with 13 points, and sophomore Liz Youngblood added ten.
Sayre also got eight points and nine rebounds from 6-foot-2 freshman Samantha Bowie, the daughter of former University of Kentucky All-American Sam Bowie.
Despite the loss, Breckel wasn’t overly disappointed with the loss.
"We’re still working on some things like our press and 1-3-1 zone that looked real good at times. I’m just not happy with how we started slow and fell behind," she said.
Trigg County dropped to 5-12 with the loss and will play at Crittenden County Friday.