Lyon County Gunning For Trigg County’s Region Scoring Record


The Lyon County Lyons have set numerous individual school and state records over the past two seasons on the hardwood.

Following Saturday’s 114-point outburst in the championship game of the Second Region All A Tournament, the Lyons are tracking toward a district and region record.

Lyon County entered the week averaging 90.5 points per game. Their quick ability to score and accuracy from the outside have some region fans reminded of the 1996-97 Trigg County team known for its scoring exploits.

That Trigg County team featured All-State guards Anthony Mayes and Chris Sparks – both of whom averaged over 25 points per game – and led the Wildcats to its first region title in 27 years.

That team set the Second Region scoring record at 90.2 points per game. It currently stands as fourth-most in state history according to KHSAA records which hasn’t been known to be 100% accurate.  Oneida Baptist is listed with the record, scoring 95.5 points per game in 1983, followed by Russell (92.2 in 1967), and Wayland (91.0 in 1956). Trigg County’s scoring average is the highest since the implementation of the 3-point line into high school basketball in 1987-88.

The 1996-97 Trigg County team topped 100 points nine times, including a school-record 115 points in a 115-111 overtime win over Whitesville Trinity.

Trigg scored a season-low 60 points in a five-point win over Hopkinsville and scored 84 or more points in three of its six losses that season.

Defense proved to be Trigg’s undoing in its state tournament games that season. The Wildcats blew a 20-point halftime lead at the All A Classic State Tournament to J.P. Blevins and Metcalfe County and lost 94-90.

At the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena later that season, Trigg County lost its opener to Corbin 105-84.

Through 19 games this season, Lyon County has topped 100 points five times. They have reached 80 points in every game except three – a 71-54 loss to Father Tolton, Mo., a 74-50 win over Lexington, S.C., and a 66-49 win over Christian County.

Trigg County accomplished its feat in 32 games in a time before the current 35-point mercy rule, implemented by the KHSAA to keep schools from running up the score.

Lyon County will likely do some schedule shuffling after the All A State Tournament to get in under the state limit of 30 regular season games. The Lyons canceled Tuesday’s game with Webster County due to the weather and currently have 31 games listed on its schedule, not including the All A State Tournament which means at least two more games on their schedule will be shuttered.

Travis Perry leads the Lyons in scoring at 29.5 ppg., with Brady Shoulders adding 18 and Jack Reddick 16 points per game.

Perry became the state’s all-time leading scorer at the Sweet 16 last year, passing King Kelly Coleman’s 60-plus-year record.

He will have a chance to become the first Kentucky boys’ high school player to top 5,000 career points, likely achieving the feat at the All A State Tournament in Corbin later this month, needing only 124 points to reach the milestone.

If the Lyons keep clicking on offense, they can add another district and region accolade to their scoring resume and pass Trigg’s scoring record in addition to hanging more championships banners at Jason White Gymnasium.

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  1. I believe there has not been an "A" school to reach the finals of the state tourney since Carlisle Co. did it in 84 (I think). Do you agree.

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