Wildcats nearly rewrite record book, blast Lyons 92-33
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Trigg County made quick work of an outmatched Lyon County squad, blasting the Lyons 92-33 Dec. 13 at Wildcat Gym.

The 59-point margin was the second largest in TCHS history and easily surpassed Trigg’s largest win over the Lyons – a 35-point win in 1976.

11 different players scored for the Wildcats as no starter played more than 19 minutes or saw court time in the fourth quarter.

“We overmatched them, and there is no need to run it up on a team like that. We never pressed in the full court and called the dogs off early,” said Bill Chumbler, whose Wildcats have now won seven of eight games against the Lyons.

Jamaal Boyd scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, as the Lyons had no answer for Trigg’s inside game, which outscored them 42-8 in the paint.

Russell Mackins added 15 points and five rebounds, and T.J. O’Hara added eight points and seven rebounds off the bench.

While Trigg’s big men inside were getting the job done, the backcourt duo of Jeremy Jones and Rodney Davis put together another solid game on the perimeter.

Jones had 16 points and handed out seven assists, while Davis added seven points and five assists.

With the Wildcats trapping at midcourt, Jones and Davis combined for ten steals – half of Trigg’s season-high total of 20.

Trigg County took control of the game early, scoring the first 12 points and 19 of the first 21 in claiming a 24-4 lead after the first quarter.

The Wildcats added a 17-2 run to begin the second quarter for a 41-6 lead with 1:52 left in the half.

Trigg County didn’t take their foot of the pedal in the third quarter, hitting 11-of-17 shots in the third quarters and outscoring the Lyons 30-9 for a 74-19 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Playing reserves in the fourth quarter, Trigg County still outscored the Lyons 18-14, building a 60-point lead at one point before settling with the 59-point win, which was second only to a 108-47 win over Fort Campbell in the 1965 region tournament.

The Wildcats shot 51-percent from the field, including 41-percent behind the arc, and outrebounded the Lyons 43-20.

Trigg also forced 30 turnovers that led to a staggering 52-5 advantage in points off turnovers.

“This was a hard game to gauge as far as what will work for us down the road, but we experimented with our 1-3-1 zone and played a bigger lineup that gave us a taller, trapping team,” Chumbler said.

Chad Estes led Lyon County with six points, while sophomore Eddie Smith added five.

The Lyons, who stand at 0-8 on the season and 0-2 in the district, actually surpassed their season scoring average against the Wildcats by three points. The Lyons have not reached 40 points in any of their eight games and have failed to score 30 points three times.

The teams meet again Jan. 12 in Eddyville.
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