Lady Wildcats lose season opener to Webster
by Scott Brown, Sports Editor Email Scott
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It wasn’t the start Amy Breckel was looking for, but when you start the season a week later than most teams, you have to take what you can get.

Webster County used a 22-0 first half run to run away with a 55-21 won Dec. 6 in Dixon.

“We played hard the whole game, but we couldn’t transition any turnovers into offense,” Breckel said.

Trigg County caused 20 Webster turnovers but only scored six points after those miscues.

Their own turnovers were Trigg’s undoing, as 41 of them were converted into 29 Webster County points.

“We’re still young, and we’re still struggling to run our offense. The press is still bothering us, and we just have to learn how to handle it,” Breckel said.

Trigg County got off to a quick start, jumping out to a 4-1 lead before the wheels came off the wagon in a hurry.

The Lady Wildcats missed seven straight shots and had ten turnovers during Webster’s 22-0 run that saw them build a 23-4 lead with 7:44 left in the first half.

Webster County built the lead to 36-13 by halftime before both teams had trouble finding the basket in the third quarter.

The Lady Trojans still outscored Trigg 7-3 but missed 15 of their 17 shots in the quarter.

Webster still shot 40-percent from the field for the game, while Trigg was just 7-of-33 for 21-percent.

Laquisha Boyd was the only lady Wildcat to reach double figures with 11 points and eight rebounds.

Molly Walters added five points and five rebounds.

Brittany Rexing came off the bench to grab a team-high nine rebounds in 20 minutes of action.

“We had to use a lot of different people because we had several people sick the previous week,” Breckel said.

Caitlin Owen led Webster County, who had already played three games before the Trigg contest, with 23 points, nine rebounds, and six steals.

Nichole Eagles and LaDonna Eaden both scored 11 points.

Webster County has now won 12 straight games over Trigg County dating back to 1986 and 15 of 17 overall in the series.

The 21 points scored by the Lady Wildcats is the fewest ever in a season opener, but Breckel was glad to just get the first game out of the way.

Their season opener had been pushed back a week because the team in their original opener – Christian Fellowship – canceled the game, causing Trigg County to unsuccessfully find someone to fill the date on short notice.

Trigg County returns to action Friday at University Heights before hosting their annual 12 Games of Christmas Tournament Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at Wildcat Gym.
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