BASKETBALL: Wildcats win second consecutive district title
by Justin McGill, General Manager -- jmcgill@cadizrecord.com
Mar 05, 2014 | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend | print
<i>Justin McGill/Cadiz Record<p>
(Above) Trigg County’s Tae Day puts up a shot in the lane during the Wildcats’ 54-42 overtime win Friday over Crittenden County in the 5th District Tournament Championship. (Below) Corbin Estes puts up a shot.</i>
Justin McGill/Cadiz Record

(Above) Trigg County’s Tae Day puts up a shot in the lane during the Wildcats’ 54-42 overtime win Friday over Crittenden County in the 5th District Tournament Championship. (Below) Corbin Estes puts up a shot.

slideshow
MARION – Through four quarters of basketball Friday, Trigg County and Crittenden County couldn’t have been any closer to each other. In overtime, the Wildcats shut out the Rockets 12-0 to take a 54-42 win in the 5th District Tournament Championship.

The Wildcats, the tournament’s top seed, earned a pair of regular-season wins over the No. 2 Rockets – 67-57 on Dec. 31 in Marion (a game Trigg led by 19 points in the fourth quarter) and 57-48 on Jan. 17 in Cadiz (a game Trigg trailed late in until the 2:08 mark of the fourth quarter).

This marks the first time since 2006-07 that Trigg has won back-to-back district championships.

“At bigger schools, the district tournament might not mean as much to them because they’re focused on a region championship,” first-year Trigg head coach Payton Croft said. “For small schools, the district means a ton.”

Friday’s game was played within an eight-point window until Trigg pulled away in the final minute of overtime. The score was tied five times, and the lead changed hands seven times.

For the rest of this story, see this week's issue of The Cadiz Record or subscribe to our e-Edition by calling 270-522-6605.
Weather
Click for Cadiz, Kentucky Forecast
Sponsored By:
Beaus Blog Logo
Read Beau's Daily Analysis