BASKETBALL: ‘Cats hold off late rally to top Christian County
by Justin McGill, General Manager -- jmcgill@cadizrecord.com
Jan 29, 2014 | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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(Above) Trigg County’s Cole Gardner (2) and Debo Mayes defend Christian County’s A.J. Tyler’s last-second three-point attempt during the Wildcats’ 66-63 win Friday. (Below) Trigg head coach Payton Croft directs his team during a fourth-quarter time out.</i>
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(Above) Trigg County’s Cole Gardner (2) and Debo Mayes defend Christian County’s A.J. Tyler’s last-second three-point attempt during the Wildcats’ 66-63 win Friday. (Below) Trigg head coach Payton Croft directs his team during a fourth-quarter time out.

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The short-handed Trigg County Wildcats had to hold on tightly to come away with a 66-63 win Friday over Christian County.

The ‘Cats, who were already without Brien Dossett (ACL) and Tyler Estes (shoulder) for the season due to injury and Corbin Estes due to illness, played last week’s games without Luke McKenzie due to illness. Trigg lost 62-48 at Madisonville-North Hopkins last Tuesday. McKenzie returned briefly in Trigg’s 70-53 loss Monday against Webster County.

Friday, the ‘Cats dominated play in the first half, leading by as many as 19 points after a basket by Tae Day put them ahead 35-16 late in the second quarter.

The Colonels outscored Trigg 18-9 in the third quarter and tied the score at 57-57 with 2:40 left in the fourth. The ‘Cats went on a 6-1 run from there on baskets by Day and Debo Mayes and two free throws by Cole Gardner. Gardner went 3-for-4 at the line the rest of the way and defended County’s last-second three-pointer that would have tied the score.

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