The score was tied four times and the lead changed hands six times in a tight first quarter.
“I feel like we did a good job of controlling the tempo,” Trigg head coach Payton Croft said. “We were playing the game the way we wanted it played. We still weren’t doing everything great, but I felt like we were capable of building a lead.”
However, the Blazers outscored Trigg 31-9 in the second quarter to take control.
“We started missing shots and weren’t getting back in transition,” Croft said. “They were playing 2-on-1 and 3-on-1. That’s what they’re good at. For us to beat them, we had to get back in transition and stop the ball.”
The ‘Cats fought back in the second half. After UHA’s advantage peaked at 65-36, Trigg used a 16-4 run to pull within 69-52 early in the fourth quarter. However, the spark ended there and the Blazers finished on a 16-8 spurt.
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