With leader Jon Hood out due to a stress fracture, Madisonville changed its gameplan to focus on trapping the Wildcats on offense and keeping a fresh squad players on the floor as often as possible.
The ‘Cats took advantage early, with Zeke Wright scoring 12 of Trigg’s 20 first-quarter points.
The Wildcats held their largest lead of the game at 29-13 with about six minutes to go in the first half. Madisonville then went on an 18-4 run to trim the gap to 33-31 about four minutes later.
Trigg pushed its lead back to six midway through the third quarter, but the Maroons hung around and overtook the Wildcats, leading 53-52 with 2:02 to go in the frame after a basket by Isiah White.
In the next six-plus minutes of game time, the lead changed hands seven times. That span ended on a basket by Jonathan King with 3:49 on the clock that put Trigg ahead 66-65. It was King’s first field goal of the frame, in which he scored 12 of his game-high 27 points. He also led all players with 20 rebounds.
Wright finished with 20 points, and Jalik Alexander hit double figures with 14.
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