5th District Tournament Begins Monday
Trigg County and Livingston Central will look to defend their district titles when the Fifth District Tournament begins Monday at Crittenden County High School’s Rocket Arena.
Lyon County (14-9) enters the tournament as the top seed in the tournament and possess the lone winning record of the four district teams. The Lady Lyons are looking for their first district title since 2010.
Lyon will play Trigg County (7-15) Monday night at 6pm. Lyon handled Trigg easily in their two meetings this year, winning 59-20 in Cadiz and 52-26 last month in Eddyville. Lyon County has won nine straight games vs. Trigg County dating back to 2009.
The other girls’ semifinal pits two-seed Livingston Central (10-15) against three-seed Crittenden County (7-17).
The Lady Cardinals are the two-time defending district champion but enter the postseason losers of 10 of their last 11 games.
Livingston beat Crittenden 52-36 in Marion and 48-35 in Smithland. They play Monday at 7:30pm.
The girls’ championship will be Thursday at 7pm. Livingston Central is looking for the program’s first district three-peat, while a Lyon title would give them eight – more than any other current district team.
Crittenden County last won the district title in 2011 when they won a region title, while Trigg County will try a win from the four seed for the second time in five years.
Over on the boys’ side, Trigg County (15-7) plays Fort Campbell today in a make-up game from Thursday and enters the tournament as the only team with a winning record.
The Wildcats will open with four-seed Lyon County (8-17) who have dropped nine of their last 11 games.
Trigg swept the season series with Lyon, winning 74-57 in Cadiz and 60-38 in Eddyville. It’s the third straight year the teams have met in the district tourney. They open play Tuesday at 6pm.
Two-seed and host Crittenden County (8-19) will play three-seed Livingston Central (7-19) Tuesday at 7:30pm. Both of their regular season games went to overtime, with Crittenden winning 50-48 in one OT in Marion and 66-62 in two OTs last month in Smithland.
Livingston has been playing better basketball of late, thumping Lyon County last week and taking Caldwell County to overtime before losing last night.
The boys’ championship will be played Friday at 7pm.
Trigg County is looking for consecutive district titles for the first time seven years and their 19th overall, which would break a tie with Livingston Central for most among district teams.
Oldies Radio WKDZ 100.9 FM will carry the entire district tournament and will stream online at wkdzradio.com.