The runner-up finish also boosted Trigg County’s season record to 13-12, which already establishes a school record for wins in a season with three weeks still left before the postseason begins.
The Lady Wildcats won four of the six games in the tournament, with both losses coming to champion Elizabethtown, who upped their season record to 21-3.
For the Lady Wildcats, it was their 12th win in their last 18 games after starting the season 1-6.
Trigg County fell to Elizabethtown 25-16, 25-11 in the championship game. Earlier in pool play, the Lady Panthers handed Trigg a 25-10, 25-8 setback.
The Lady Panthers had a team percentage of 90 percent on serving throughout the day, and was led in serving by junior Lindsey Aulbach who connected on 58-of-59 serves in E-town’s wins.
Cayla Hampton, Kalesha Williams and Casey Banister were named to the All-Tournament Team from Trigg County.
Hampton finished the day with 38 kills, three aces, and four blocks.
Williams had 20 aces, 13 kills, and four blocks, and Banister had 62 assists and four aces.
Meanwhile, Stacy Schoneman had 15 aces and 12 kills, Molly Thompson added four aces, nine kills, and ten blocks, and Brittany Futrell had 15 aces.
Only one match went three games – Trigg’s win over Bethlehem in the seeding round. Bethlehem (7-10) won the first game 25-23, but Trigg rallied to win the next two games 25-21 and 15-4.
The Lady Wildcats opened play in the tournament by crushing Central 25-1, 25-11. It was the first time Trigg County had held an opponent to one point in a game since the inception of the rally format in 2003 and the first time in any game since 2001.
The Lady Wildcats later beat Central 25-11, 25-5 in the second round.
Trigg County also beat Hart County (13-9) by scores of 25-20, 26-24.
Trigg County was strong at the net and on the serve in their 25-17, 25-23 win over Murray Sept. 13 at Wildcat Gym.
The Lady Wildcats had 18 kills at the net and had a serve percentage of 95-percent (41-of-43) in the match.
The first game was tied at 2-2 before Trigg ran off 10 of the next 14 points to take a 12-6 lead.
Trigg upped their lead to 17-9, but Murray (9-7) cut the lead to 17-15 with six straight points.
Trigg answered with five straight points for a 22-15 lead and won the game 25-17.
In the second game, Kalesha Williams and Stacy Schoneman served the Lady Wildcats to a 12-1 lead, but they couldn’t put the Lady Tigers away.
Murray scored ten straight points to cut the lead to 12-11.
Trigg then ran off the next nine points for a 19-11 cushion before Murray battled back to 21-19.
The Lady Wildcats were serving for the game at 24-20, but Murray scored three straight points to cut the lead to one before Trigg won the game on a side out.
Cayla Hampton had a strong night at the net with 13 kills, while Casey Banister had 15 assists, a kill, and an ace.
Kalesha Williams had three kills, an ace, and a block kill, and Molly Thompson added an ace and a block.
Brittany Futrell and Stacy Schoneman combined for seven aces.
Two days after the win over Murray, Trigg County dropped a three-set match at Hopkinsville 25-19, 21-25, 15-25.
Cayla Hampton led Trigg with 16 kills and five aces, while Molly Thompson had six blocks at the net.
Kalesha Williams had two aces, three kills, and four blocks, and Casey Banister added 15 assists.