CADIZ – The Lady ‘Cats were dominant in their season-opener against Fort Campbell, scoring the first 13 points of the contest and getting baskets from seven different players in the first quarter.
Trigg never lost control of the game the rest of the way but failed to match the first quarter’s offensive clip.
Alyssa Maxey led Trigg and all players with 19, followed by Audrey Futrell with 17 and Brooke Kearney with 13. The Lady ‘Cats didn’t allow any Lady Falcon to score in double figures and allowed only seven field goals.
Trigg head coach Amy Breckel said the Lady ‘Cats expect stiffer competition through the rest of the season, but winning the first game was still important.
“It’s great for them to get the confidence of getting that first win,” Breckel said. “We’ve been practicing for a month and a half. To be able to come out and perform against someone we hadn’t seen and do well was great.”
MARION – Crittenden outscored Trigg 22-11 in the second quarter, and that was the difference in what was an otherwise solid performance for the Lady ‘Cats.
“We had some defensive letdowns tonight,” Breckel said. “We had a pretty good second half. We outscored them in the fourth quarter and they still had their starters in, so that says something. We didn’t let down, we continued to work to get better.”
Futrell and Rachel Want each scored 14 to lead Trigg, followed by Ashley Matlock with 12.
Matlock and freshman Kadijah Grubbs saw their first action of the season, while Kearney missed the game after suffering an injury in practice earlier in the week.
“We didn’t know [Brooke] was going to be out until right at gametime, so we had to make some quick adjustments,” Breckel said. “Some of the kids got out of position and didn’t know where they were supposed to be. We didn’t run our halfcourt set very well, but that’ll improve the more they keep running it.”
Breckel said Crittenden’s play in their home gym will be key later in the year as the Lady Rockets will host the district tournament.
“They shoot the lights out here,” Breckel said. “We know we’ve got to do a better job of getting some stops defensively so they don’t get those wide open looks because if they get them, they’ll knock them down.”
MORGANFIELD – After trailing by seven early in the first half, Trigg tied Union County 23-23 at halftime before being outscored by 12 in the third and fourth quarters.
Kearney returned after missing only one game and led Trigg with 14 points, the only Lady ‘Cat in double figures. Futrell added seven, and Matlock and Morgan Parker each scored six.
Trigg traveled Tuesday to Dawson Springs for a junior varsity-varsity doubleheader (results unavailable at press time). The Lady ‘Cats return to district play Friday at Livingston Central before hosting another double-dip Saturday against Carlisle County.