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Cards dominate last two-plus quarters

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For 70-55 victory over Washington County.

By Bobby Brockman

Defending 20th District champion Taylor County began its boys’ basketball season with a 70-55 home-court triumph over Washington County on Tuesday.
Coach Troy Young’s Cardinals trailed for the first 10 minutes of the contest before Caleb Wigginton’s three-point play, on an assist from Quentin Goodin, put TCHS up for good at 26-23.
The sophomore Wigginton had 19 of his game-high 25 points in the first half as Taylor County led 30-26 at the intermission.
Goodin, an eighth-grader, and senior Trae Wells helped the Cardinals increase their lead to 15 (53-38) at the third-quarter stop.
Goodin scored three hoops, including a steal and a break-away dunk, around a Wells hoop before Wells added three more baskets around a Wigginton lay-up.
Wells finished with a 17-point game while Goodin totaled 12 and junior reserve Austin VanMeter contributed 10.
Wells and Goodin nearly had double-doubles as Wells had nine rebounds and six assists and Goodin had nine dish-outs.
Taylor County hosts Elizabethtown, a 54-50 loser at home to Adair County on Tuesday, on Friday in a junior varsity-varsity twinbill.
Next week, the Cardinals play district games at home vs. Campbellsville on Tuesday and at Adair County next Friday.

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Taylor County tidbits
* Taylor County coach Troy Young is 9-3 in season openers during his 12-year tenure as Cardinals’ head coach.
His only three setbacks came last year at Washington County, in 2004 at Washington County and in 2001 at West Jessamine. His head coaching debut came in 2000 vs. Burgin.

Troy Young
in season openers (9-3)
2000    Burgin 89-30
2001    at West Jessamine 60-77
2002    at Washington 79-77
2003    Washington Co. 66-58
2004    at Washington 65-66
2005    Washington Co. 51-45
2006    at Washington 78-73
2007    Washington Co. 86-62
2008    at Washington 86-59
2009    Washington Co. 62-23
2010    at Washington 49-54
2011    Washington Co. 70-55

 

TCHS Cards 70,
Commanders 55
At Taylor County
WC    16    10    12    17    —    55
TC    13    17    23    17    —    70
Washington County (55) —
Spalding 3 1-3 8, Curtsinger 0 2-4 2, Marshall 9 0-5 20, Riney 3 3-7 9, Abell 3 0- 2 6, Pettus 3 0-0 8, Garza 0 0-0 0, Burkhead 0 0-0 0, Krey 0 0-0 0, Godshall 0 0-0 0, Young 0 2-2 2. Totals 21 8-23 55.
Taylor County (70) —
Wigginton 10 5-6 25, Wells 7 3-7 17, Bradshaw 2 0-1 4, Smith 1 0-2 2, Goodin 6 0-0 12, VanMeter 5 0-0 10, Webster 0 0-0 0, Turpin 0 0-0 0, Quinn 0 0-0 0, Scott 0 0-0 0, Newton 0 0-0 0, Davis 0 0-2 0, Cundiff 0 0-0 0, Berry 0 0-0 0. Totals 31 8-18 70.
3-point goals —
Washington County 5 (Marshall 2, Pettus 2, Spalding 1), Taylor County 0. Officials — Eddie Simpson, Willie Johnson, Steve Allender.