Trigg loses shot at top seed
by Justin McGill, Executive Editor --
Feb 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Trigg County Lady Wildcats lost 50-45 Thursday at Lyon County, setting up a rematch between the two in the 5th District Tournament semifinals later this month in Marion.

A Trigg win would have forced a coin flip with Crittenden County for the top seed in the tournament. The Lady Rockets are now set to face Livingston Central, with each semifinal winner advancing to the championship round and automically qualifying for the 2nd Region Tournament.

Thursday, the Lady ‘Cats controlled much of the first half after a 14-2 run gave them a 21-14 lead, but the seesaw tipped in the other direction in the second half.

Lyon completed a 12-0 run to take a five-point advantage in the third quarter and led by as many as nine in the fourth at 40-31.

Trigg then scored the next nine points to tie the score, but the Lady Lyons regained control and never let Trigg closer than two the rest of the way.

Brooke Kearney scored 13 points to lead Trigg, and Ashley Matlock added 10 as the only other Lady ‘Cat in double figures.

Allison West scored 15 of her game-high 23 points in the second half to lead Lyon. West went 5-for-7 from three-point range.

“We just did not do a good job against her,” Trigg head coach Amy Breckel said. “The kids just were not understanding that we had to smother her and couldn’t keep chasing behind her. We just sat there and watched her shoot the three, and obviously she was able to hit.”

Free throw shooting down the stretch posed problems for both teams. Lyon didn’t attempt a free throw until the fourth quarter and finished 1-for-7, while Trigg went 2-for-11 overall and 1-for-8 in the final eight minutes.

Games scheduled for Friday at Fort Campbell, Saturday at Carlisle County and Monday against Stewart County, Tenn., were missed due to weather. No new dates have been announced for any of those games.

The Lady ‘Cats open Saturday’s Homecoming doubleheader against Logan County and return to action Tuesday at University Heights.
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