Year three of the Chad Burgett era in Cadiz got off to a hot start as the Trigg County Wildcats coasted to a 52-30 victory over Logan County on Monday night.

It was a balanced effort from the Wildcats as nine players recorded points in the win with sophomore Jhaden Vaughn leading the way with 12 points.

Burhett said that depth will be key throughout the year for the Wildcats if they want to see success — especially in the guard position.

“I think the thing is we’re a little bit deeper,” Burgett said. “I think our kids that came off the bench at guard did a good job defensively and that led to some fast breaks. We did a good job of letting our defense set up our offense.”

But it was the Trigg County defense that was the factor on the night as the lowest scoring quarter from the Wildcats matched the highest-scoring quarter from the Cougars.

Trigg County held Logan without a double-digit scorer in the win.

Kenny Adams was the only other double-digit scorer for the Wildcats in the win with 10 points as he and Vaughn lead Trigg County to the win on opening night.

Burgett expects to see a lot of zone looks from opposing defenses this season and said his teams will need to continue to attack the zone in the right way to continue to see success.

“I just think the major thing we’ve got to do is continue to attack the zone inside-out,” he said. “We can’t fall in love with jump shots and let them off the hook. We need to make the zone rotate and make them work. If we do that, it’ll break down.

“I also think in the first half we let them get some second and we have to be better about that too.”

The Wildcats are back in action on Saturday against McLean County.

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