Trigg County since day one has been searching for that tertiary option behind Olivia Noffsinger and Marleigh Reynolds.
The two players have been the top two options for Cory Coble’s bunch for the last two seasons and what has kept them from getting over the hump has been the lack of that third option.
Last week, he got that and then some.
On a night where Reynolds scored just 11 points, Trigg got 11 from Evonna McGee and 10 from Kara Hyde to complement a game-high 16 points from Noffsinger as the Lady Wildcats cruised to a 57-37 win over Livingston Central to give Trigg its first win in Fifth District play this season.
“You hate to say it but there are only so many points that Olivia and Marleigh can get,” Coble said. “The deeper you get in the season and you see every district team two or three times, teams start scouting you. If Tajah (Grubbs), Kara or Evonna make some big shots, it makes a huge difference.”
Noffsinger got the game started with the Lady Wildcats’ first 10 points and proceeded to hand it over to the supporting cast the rest of the way while she facilitated things.
The win moves Trigg to 9-8 on the year and 1-2 in the district with Crittenden County and Lyon County coming to Wildcat Gym to play as well.
Coble said he feels good about the remainder of their district slate while his team continues to find itself.
“We’re still trying to figure out who we are in a lot of ways,” he said. “Even though we lost to Crittenden and Lyon last time, I don’t think we really lost confidence because we knew we had a chance to win both of those games. In a lot of those close games, we self-sabotage and we can’t get out of our own way. If we can put it all together and not get in our own way, we are just as good as any team in the district.”
One of the big areas of focus for the Lady Wildcats is taking care of the basketball. Coble said his team is shooting the best since he became coach but the turnovers are still a problem.
“Everything this season and what we’ve worked on in practice is about ball control,” Coble said. “It’s hard to teach decision-making — it’s one of those things you get with experience. I’m hoping that we continue to get better with that. But it’s been our opponents’ points off turnovers and our turnovers have been our kryptonite all year. This has been the best field goal-shooting team and three-point percentage team that I’ve had. But if your opponent is shooting the ball 20 more times than you, good teams are going to beat you that way.”
Trigg County will return to the floor Friday against Muhlenberg County.
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