Prior to tip-off, Coach Amy Breckel talked about intensity and leaving everything on the court. This would be their last opportunity, here in the post season, to make their presence known. Anyone can win on any given night.
The Cats struck first and had a hint of momentum early in the first. They seemed to have the upper hand on the Lady Lyons, who were on their heels at this point, but the Lyons were just warming up. Trigg County found out very quickly that they would have to fight for rebounds with the six-foot Allison Mussato playing center for the Lyons. Coach Breckel repeatedly reminded her team that Mussato was on the floor. The Lyons also played very tight man defense with the press all night.
Words flew near the end of the quarter and Janada Acree was sent to the bench by the referee. She would return early in the second quarter after a brief cool down. Elysia Brown had a decent second half with a few fast break lay-ups. The Lyons were up at halftime, 34-18.
Acree got into foul trouble early in the third. The Lady Cats were able to put in two quick baskets before the Lyons kicked in again.
The girls basketball wrap-up can be found in your new Cadiz Record.