The Lady Lyons scored the first 12 points of the game and never allowed Trigg County to draw close, claiming a 66-49 win over the Lady Wildcats March 2 at Crittenden County.
The loss ended Trigg County’s season with a record of 5-20 and extended to ten years their streak of not appearing in the region tournament.
But after a pair of 27-point losses to Lyon County during the season, Lady Wildcat head coach Amy Breckel was pleased of the way her team played despite the loss.
“The girls played hard all game long and never gave up. I think we saw how much they improved by the way they played tonight,” she said.
While playing hard throughout, the Lady Wildcats did not have an answer for Lyon County’s inside game.
Junior Allison Mussato scored 15 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, while sophomore Abby McLeod added 10 points and eight rebounds, helping the Lady Lyons hold a 43-35 advantage on the glass.
Trigg County missed their first eight shots from the field in falling behind 12-0. However, that 12-point start proved to be the margin for the rest of the half. Lyon County led by as many as 14 points in the second quarter and settled for a 35-23 halftime lead.
After missing 14 of their first 16 shots from the field, Trigg County was able to find the bucket in the second quarter. The Lady Wildcats hit 6-of-12 shots, with Molly Walters and Laquisha Boyd combining for 12 of their 17 points in the quarter.
Trigg County held Lyon County scoreless for the first two minutes of the second quarter and pulled to within 35-25 on a bucket by Boyd.
But turnovers on their next three trips down the floor helped spark a 11-4 Lyon County run that put them ahead 46-29 with 3:44 left in the third quarter.
The turnovers proved to be a theme throughout the game as Lyon County scored 19 points off 21 Lady Wildcat turnovers.
It was the odd quarters that did the Lady Wildcats in, as they were outscored 32-13 in the first and third quarters. Trigg outscored Lyon 36-34 in the second and fourth quarters.
Playing in her final game as a Lady Wildcat, Molly Walters led Trigg in scoring with 17 points. Boyd chipped in with 13 points and 14 rebounds, while Trinity Wortham added nine points.
Melanie Want, playing at the top of the 1-3-1 for most of the night, scored seven points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Trigg County shot just 31-percent from the field but did hit 10 of 15 free throws.
For the Lady Lyons, they advanced to the district championship game where they defeated Livingston Central 57-45 for their first title in 17 years.
For the Lady Wildcats, their season ends with a record of 5-20.