The Trigg County Midcats basketball team has started its season off with a 4-1 record. The season opener was in the Christian County tournament against UHA, where the Midcats came out with the victory with a score of 55-36. The next two games were also wins, against Livingston 54-24 and Crittenden 43-38. The only loss so far this season came from Lyon County 39-42.
The Midcats traveled to Murray to face the Tigers of Murray Middle School on Nov. 1. The Midcats came to play and defeated the Tigers 41-30.
The Midcats came out in the first quarter and put up 15 points to Murray's eight. Trigg held the Tigers to only scoring four points in the second quarter, which increased their lead 25-12 going into halftime.
With big plays from Ivey Redd and Gavin Grubbs in the third quarter, the Midcats jumped ahead and scored 16 points to the Tigers' nine points.
Trigg went on a scoring drought in the fourth quarter, not scoring at all, but held the Tigers to nine points and sealed the win.
Leading the Midcats in scoring was Gavin Grubbs with 16 points, followed by Jhaden Vaughn with 10 points. Vaughn also contributed on the defensive side with holding the Murray center scoreless in the second and fourth quarters.
Coach Jimmy Croft was pleased with the way the Midcats played.
"Lots of hustle," he said. "Both Ivey Redd and Kelsey Parham worked the glass."
Murray's coach Ron Watson also commented on how his team played during this contest. "We played soft. It was only the second game of the season adn we are coming along, but we have a lot of work to do," Watson said.
The Midcats were to play Caldwell on Nov. 6 at home and Christian County on Nov. 8 away.