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Wigginton joins TCHS' 1,000-point club

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24th boy, 37th overall Cardinal

By Bobby Brockman

 

On Dec. 28 in Taylor County’s second-round loss at Pulaski County in the Lake Cumberland Holiday Hoops Classic, Cardinal junior Caleb Wigginton became the 24th boys’ basketball player and the 37th overall TCHS hoopster to join the 1,000-point club.
Wigginton, who has 1,044 points through Sunday’s game, joins his sister, Hope, who is a member of the 13-player girls’ elite squad.
The Wiggintons are the third brother/sister act in the 1,000-point clubs, joining Chase and Mercedes Cox and John and Laura Tucker.
There are three brother combinations in the 1,000-point club — Clem, Merion and Paul Haskins; Montrelle and Derieco Irvin; and Jeffrey and Josh Gumm.

Taylor County High School 1,000-point clubs
Boys
1.    Ken Hatcher    2,136
2.    Chase Cox    2,124
3.    Brent Cox    1,939
4.    Clem Haskins    1,761
5.    Montrelle Irvin    1,744
6.    Merion Haskins    1,739
7.    Jeffrey Gumm    1,729
8.    Josh Gumm    1,690
9.    Paul Haskins    1,657
10.    Greg McQueary    1,628
11.    Tyron Taylor    1,329
12.    Clint Graham    1,276
13.    Doug Roots    1,218
14.    Hollis Bridgewater    1,171
15.    Tommy Brown    1,157
16.    Doug Wingler    1,144
17.    John Tucker    1,111
18.    Bill Buchanan    1,096
19.    Billy Webster    1,069
19.    Jeremy Taylor    1,069
21.    Derieco Irvin    1,049
22.    Caleb Wigginton    1,044
23.    Chad Willis    1,037
24.    James Durham    1,030
Girls
1.    Farrah Sullivan    1,770
2.    Jamie Walker    1,626
3.    Alexia Williams    1,450
4.     Christi Thomas    1,409
5.    Laura Tucker    1,315
6.    Mercedes Cox    1,292
7.    Tonja Polston    1,279
8.    Hope Wigginton    1,220
9.    Amy Carney    1,089
10.    Patty Underwood    1,081
11.    MeLeigha Pollock    1,062
12.    Amanda Holmes    1,035
13.    Tammy Harvey    1,008

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For the record, Campbellsville High School has 15 boys’ players in the 1,000-point club, led by Petie Spaulding’s 2,052 points while there are seven Lady Eagles in the club, paced by Tasha Phillips’ 2,088 points.
At Campbellsville University, there are 29 Tigers in the 1,000-point club with Van Berry in first place with 2,615 points while there are 27 Lady Tigers (including active players Mackenzie Lee and Courtney Clifton) currently in the club, led by Andrea Deaton’s 2,704.
The University of Kentucky has 60 men in the club (Dan Issel is first with 2,138 points) while the University of Louisville has 63 (second only to North Carolina’s 67) with Darrell Griffith leading the pack with 2,333 points. (Peyton Siva will be the 64th Cardinal member in the next few games.)
For you trivia buffs, the all-time leading scorer at the University of Kentucky is not Dan Issel, it’s women’s basketball player Valerie Still with 2,763 points. She passed Issel in December of her senior year in Lexington.

Sweeping football/basketball series becoming
somewhat common in Louisville vs. Kentucky rivalry
It was normal for the team winning the Kentucky-Louisville football game would turn around and lose the basketball clash during the same season.
Matter of fact, it had only happened once (a U of L sweep in 2003) from 1994 to 2008. However, in the last four seasons it’s happened three of the last four years with UK sweeping in 2009 and 2010 and U of L pulling off the feat this season.

Battle of the Bluegrass
Louisville vs. Kentucky in football and basketball
Football                Basketball
2012    Louisville 32, Kentucky 14    Louisville 80, Kentucky 77
2011    Louisville 24, Kentucky 17    Kentucky 69, Louisville 62
(Kentucky also won 69-61 in basketball at the Final Four)
2010    Kentucky 23, Louisville 16    Kentucky 78, Louisville 63
2009    Kentucky 31, Louisville 27    Kentucky 71, Louisville 62
2008    Kentucky 27, Louisville 2    Louisville 74, Kentucky 71
2007    Kentucky 40, Louisville 34    Louisville 89, Kentucky 75
2006    Louisville 59, Kentucky 28    Kentucky 61, Louisville 49
2005    Louisville 31, Kentucky 24    Kentucky 73, Louisville 61
2004    Louisville 28, Kentucky 0    Kentucky 60, Louisville
2003    Louisville 40, Kentucky 24    Louisville 65, Kentucky 56
2002    Kentucky 22, Louisville 17    Louisville 81, Kentucky 63
2001    Louisville 36, Kentucky 10    Kentucky 82, Louisville 62
2000    Louisville 40, Kentucky 34    Kentucky 64, Louisville 62
1999    Louisville 56, Kentucky 28    Kentucky 76, Louisville 46
1998    Kentucky 68, Louisville 34    Louisville 83, Louisville 74
1997    Kentucky 38, Louisville 24    Louisville 79, Kentucky 76
1996    Louisville 38, Kentucky 14    Kentucky 74, Louisville 54
1995    Louisville 13, Kentucky 10    Kentucky 89, Louisville 66
1994    Kentucky 20, Louisville 14    Louisville 88, Kentucky 86
Note: Louisville leads the modern-day football series 11-8 while Kentucky is tops 12-8 in the basketball series since the football rivalry started back up in 1994.