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Trojans Split in Season-Opening Hoops Week

Webster County will host the annual Messenger Classic this Saturday as the Trojans tangle with Daviess County in the nightcap. WCHS will hit the road next Tuesday taking on Fort Campbell.

Webster County   56
Lone Oak              46

The WCHS Trojan basketball team opened its season in strong fashion Tuesday night, topping a talented Lone Oak squad 56-46 in Paducah.

Trailing 12-9 at the first break, Webster erupted with 26-point second quarter to earn a 35-22 advantage at intermission. Taylor Turner was 'the man' in the run, scoring 10 of his game-high 24 points to pace the attack. He also pulled down a team-high eight rebounds.

Fellow junior Jacob Scott also found the basket in the first half, scoring 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. He finished with 16 points. Trey Tapp added seven of his 11 points in the second quarter.

The Purples fought back in the third period, out-scoring Webster 14-11 and trimming the lead to 10 points, 46-36. But that would be as close as they could get as both offenses sputtered in the final eight minutes and managed just 10 points each on the scoreboard.

Derrick Douglas added four points in the victory while Hunter Little knocked down one field goal.

Webster County   52
Hopkinsville         75

A talented Hopkinsville squad jumped out to a blistering start Friday night in Trojan gym and never looked back spoiling WC's home-opener. Jordan Majors scored nine of his game-high 21 pionts in the opening frame and the Tigers nailed five 3-pointers to earn a commanding 29-12 bulge at the first break.

"They (Hopkinsville) came out on fire and hit several 3's early," noted WCHS head coach Bev Hart. "I thought we tried to catch up in one or two possessions and tried to do too many things we cannot do. Things broke down quickly defensively when they were hitting 3's as they are very athletic and started beating us in transition and on the drive."

Webster's game didn't pick up much in the second quarter as the Tigers went on a 20-9 scoring run to up their advantage to 49-21 at intermission. Webster's frustration showed as they began to foul and the Tigers made them pay. HHS hit 8-of-10 free throws in the frame.

The Trojans did play better in the second half, out-scoring the Tigers 16-15 in the third stanza behind seven points from Jacob Scott and four points from Taylor Turner. The 6-foot-4 center led the Trojans with 14 points and nine rebounds while Scott finished with 10 points, connecting on a pair of 3-pointers. Trey Tapp also added 10 points, nailing two 3-pointers as well.

WC cut the lead to 16 points midway through the period on back-to-back 'treys' from Scott and Kenny Hayes, but that would be as close as the Trojans could get.

Hunter Little added five points and six rebounds in the setback while Tyler Harting finshed with four points. Hayes and Blake Major both had one 3-pointer while Derrick Douglas added one field goal and Jason Hook one free throw.

"We have to do a better job of staying with what we do and not get flustered if the other team starts out hot like that," Hart concluded.



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