Cats Fall 58-42
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After the Wildcats took a 19-18 lead in the second quarter, the Trinity Raiders went on a 23-2 scoring spree that put the game out of reach for Edmonson County last night in Whitesville, as the Cats fell 58-42.
Eight consecutive scoring trips for the Raiders that included 6 straight three-pointers throughout the end of the half and the beginning of the third quarter had the Cats on their heels. The Raiders shot 16 of 30 from the field for 53% shooting and 9 of 19 from behind the arc for 47%.
Head Coach Brad Johnson was obviously unhappy with the loss and took the blame upon himself.
"I'll take the blame, I didn't have us ready," he said. "I didn't have us ready for their half court traps and that's what we expected.
He said it was simply a bad night on all accounts for his team.
"They kind of disrespected us. I mean they stay out here and dance instead of going in at halftime and making any adjustments, they didn't tell us they didn't have any water for us over here, but that's not why we lost. It's just a complete bad night in every way it could be a bad night. I couldn't even talk in the dressing room for listening to them celebrate, so I just hope it burns us to our soul and we remember that the next time it comes around. But hey, credit them. They played great and made shots, made plays, and we didn't make plays."
Leading the scoring for the Wildcats was Braxton Highbaugh with 14 points. Braden Wall finished with 10 points, Will Alexander and Zander Bass each scored 6, Caden Mills added 2, and Boden Bates had 1.
Edmonson County is now 9-7 on the season and are 1-1 in district play. They are scheduled to take on Apollo at home tonight.