Raiders Win 67-55
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The Wildcats allowed Trinity to erase a good start and early lead last night at ECHS as the Raiders outscored Edmonson County 38-18 in the second and third quarters as the Cats fell 67-55.
The Wildcats led 27-18 with 5:24 left in the second quarter but Trinity went on a 17-4 to end the half that put the Raiders up 35-31 at the break.
It would prove to be enough to keep the Wildcats playing catch up for the rest of the game, but they never caught up. Trinity led as much as 18 in the fourth quarter, despite the hard-nosed effort from the Wildcats.
Coach Brad Johnson discussed the tough zone defense from the Raiders that played a big part in the 24 turnovers from the Wildcats.
"We don't see a lot of zone, so we had two days to prepare, two practices where we played zone the whole blame time," he said. "We had two different ways to line up against it but sometimes the other guy comes in and kicks your tail, and they just kicked our tail. But Coach West (for Trinity) is a classy guy and he called it off there at the end, where an 18-20 point loss turned into a 12 point loss and I appreciate that."
Trinity pushed the ball hard off missed shots from the Wildcats that led to easy buckets in transition.
Edmonson County was led by junior Braden Wall, who had 24 points and 9 rebounds, who came of a 15 point, 10 rebound effort against Hart County in a Wildcat win on Monday.
Trace Taylor added 14 points, Tyler Anderson had 6, Braxton Highbaugh had 4, Boden Bates added 4, and Evan Stice had 3.
The Wildcats are now 8-8 on the season and are scheduled to travel to Owensboro Apollo tonight for a JV/V match with varsity tip expected around 7:30PM.