Trigg County used a 16-4 third quarter run to beat Crittenden County 61-43 Friday and give Chad Burgett his first win as Wildcat head coach.
The Wildcats forced 18 turnovers and used their aggressiveness in the transition game to get to the free throw line 30 times compared to Crittenden’s 10. Trigg hit 17-of-30 at the line.
Both teams struggled to find a rhythm early as the Wildcats led 8-7 after the first eight minutes. Trigg led 23-20 at halftime before outscoring the Rockets 16-4 in the third quarter.
Trigg County put three players in double figures with two of them notching career highs in scoring. Kion Thompson scored 21 points and had five steals. Khyran Vaughn added a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds. Jakobe Bridges also scored 10 points.
Gabe Mott was the lone Rocket in double figures with 19 points and seven rebounds. Preston Turley added eight points and 11 rebounds before fouling out late in the game.
Crittenden County (1-1) will host Caldwell County Tuesday.
Trigg County (1-0) will host Daviess County Saturday at 3:30 in the first-ever meeting between the schools.
Trigg County 8 15 16 22—61
Crittenden County 7 13 4 19—43
Trigg County (1-0) – K. Thompson 21, K. Vaughn 13, Bridges 10, J. Vaughn 8, Adams 4, Miles 2, Cunningham 2, Terrell 1
Crittenden County (1-1) – Mott 19, Turley 8, O’Leary 7, Winders 4, Morgeson 3, Davidson 2