Friday, January 13, 2017

Crittenden sweeps Trigg County at Rocket Arena

Coach Hodge and players react to a late shot against Trigg.
Crittenden County beat Trigg County 48-42 in a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback Friday at Rocket Arena as the two Rocket seniors helped CCHS take control in the final period.

Crittenden led by seven in the third quarter, but trailed by nine early in the fourth.

Bobby Stephens and Will Tolley scored eight points apiece in the final period for Crittenden (5-10, 2-2). Stephens knocked down a three-pointer from top of the key with about a minute to go to break a tie game. Shortly thereafter, Tolley collected a loose ball in Trigg's front court and raced to the opposite end for a layup that sealed the deal.

Stephens scored 17 and Tolley finished with 14. Trigg's Devron Triplet had 17, too, but that was three below his average and Coach Denis Hodge was pleased with the way his boys defended the Trigg sharpshooter. The Wildcats fall to 5-9 overall and they are winless in league play after winning the last two Fifth District championships.

"Our guard play out front was great. We didn't allow Triplet to get too many catches and when he did have the ball we did a good job of keeping two guys in front of him," Hodge said.

The Lady Rockets played extremely well in a 51-27 victory over the Lady Wildcats (4-9). Coach Shannon Hodge said at times, her girls played some of their best ball of the season. The Lady Rockets improved to 13-3 overall and 3-1 in district play.

"We looked really strong at times out there," Hodge said.

Kiana Nesbitt and Mauri Collins led the team with 10 points apiece.

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