The Lady Wildcats notched a 61-56 win Friday over the Lady Cardinals, who defeated district-leading Crittenden County 50-40 on Saturday.
Crittenden finishes the district portion of its schedule with a 4-2 record, while Trigg is 3-2 and needs a win against Lyon County (game yet to be rescheduled) to tie the Lady Rockets for the top spot and force a coin flip for the right to play the No. 4 seed.
“We’d love to get the top seed, but our goal was to at least be in the No. 2/No. 3 game,” Trigg head coach Amy Breckel said. “We knew we could clinch that tonight, and I’m proud of the girls for getting that done.”
Friday, the Lady ‘Cats survived several Livingston comeback attempts before pulling away in the fourth quarter thanks in large part to solid free throw shooting.
The teams traded leads early before a 10-2 run to close the second quarter gave Trigg the largest lead of the night at 34-26.
Livingston closed the gap and tied the score on three occasions, the last coming with 1:25 left in the game. However, Brooke Kearney, Audrey Futrell and Alyssa Maxey each made a pair of foul shots to help the Lady ‘Cats keep the advantage. Trigg was 9-for-12 at the line in the fourth quarter and finished 13-for-17 on the night.
Maxey scored 21 to lead Trigg and was the only Lady ‘Cat to finish in double figures.
Last Tuesday, Trigg had no trouble with Dawson Springs in a 69-44 win. Four Lady ‘Cats scored in double figures – Khadijah Grubbs (16), Kearney (14), Futrell (14) and Maxey 13.
Trigg hosts McLean County on Saturday and Reidland on Monday.