Scott Brown handles most of the sports duties for Ham Broadcasting. In addition to providing daily sports news on this blog, he broadcasts high school football, basketball and baseball games on WKDZ and WHVO. He also hosts the Saturday Morning Sports Report on WKDZ - one of the few local sports programs in the area. His local sports has been the most read in Trigg County for several years.
Christian County erased a 19-point forst half deficit, but Trigg County hit their free throws down the stretch as the Wildcats claimed a 66-63 win Friday night in Cadiz.
The Wildcats shot 51-percent from the field in the first half as they led 33-14 at one point and 36-20 at halftime.
Christian County turned up the full court pressure, and Trigg's shots didn't fall as fast in the third quarter as the Colonels ended the frame on a 13-3 run. The Colonels battled all the way back to tie the game at 57.
Debo Mayes hit a driving shot with 1:08 to go to put Trigg up 61-58, and Cole Gardner hit 5-of-6 free throws in the final minute to seal the win.
Gardner finished with 27 points for Trigg, incuding 12-of-14 at the free throw line. Detaveon Day added 15 points, and Mayes and Demaria Nance each scored eight.
Christian County (7-12) got 17 points and nine rebounds off the bench from Kaleb Mosley and 14 points from A.J. Tyler.
It's just the third time in series history that Trigg County has scored back-to-back wins over the Colonels (1963-65 & 1997-98). Trigg has never beaten Christian County three straight times and trails the all-time series 8-43.
Trigg County (11-5) will host Webster County Monday night at Wildcat Gym.