Trigg County used a 20-5 start to beat Lyon County 69-41 in the quarterfinals of the All-A Classic Second Region Tournament Jan. 24 at Wildcat Gym. It was Trigg’s first win over the Lyons in four career meetings in the event.
Jeremy Jones paced four Wildcats in double figures with 19 points and seven blocked shots from his guard position.
Jamaal Boyd, Devin Tejada, and Rodney Davis each added ten points, with Davis also contributing a career-high ten steals on defense, which was three shy of the school record.
As a team, Trigg County had 24 steals, the result of 34 Lyon County turnovers that led to 37 points at the Wildcat end of the floor on offense.
The miscues helped Trigg overcome a dismal shooting from behind the 3-point arc (3-of-17) and free throw line (10-of-21).
Lyon County, who has suffered 59 and 61-point losses to the Wildcats already this season, came back from a 37-14 halftime deficit to get as close as 39-24 thanks to a 10-2 start to the third quarter.
Lyon hung around at 44-30 before the Wildcats used an 11-1 run to build a 55-31 lead in the fourth quarter and take control of the game.
Kenton Glass led the Lyon County effort with eight points and eight rebounds.
The win was Trigg County’s fifth straight over the Lyons dating back to last year, which is their longest win streak over their district rival in seven years. The win also evened the all-time series with the Lyons at 63-63.
The two teams will likely meet for a fourth time in the first round of the district tournament in late February in Crittenden County.