For the second time this season, Trigg County Athletic Director Matthew Wilder has coached the Lady Wildcats to a fourth quarter comeback win.

Wilder filled in for coach Greg Stephens earlier this month, who was out for an illness, during the Trigg County-Caldwell County game where he managed to turn a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter into a 67-61 win. After Stephens was ejected from the Livingston Central game just days earlier, Wilder was back on the court coaching the Lady Wildcats once again.

Down 49-41 with just 2:17 left in the game, Wilder and the team pulled off a miraculous 51-49 win over the Lady Lyons Tuesday night, Dec. 13 in Cadiz.

Lyon County closed the first quarter with a narrow 11-10 lead, but managed to lead by as much as 23-13 midway through the second frame. Long range shooting from Olivia Noffsinger cut the lead by five, 23-18 with two minutes left in the first half. Piper Cotham made a trip to the line for one of two free throws to nudge the Lady Lyons ahead 24-18 at the break.

As things unraveled in the third quarter and Lyon saw their lead slip, 32-29, Coach Dawn Cotham called for a timeout. At the top of Lady Lyons priorities was to “take care of the basketball.” It seemed as if the timeout talk might have worked. Two trips to the line netted the Lyons two free throws from Courtney Collins and Ella DeFew, paired with a bucket from Cotham, the Lady Lyons led 35-29 heading into the final eight minutes.

Trigg never let up, while Lyon relied on a balanced effort from its starting five. A short Lyon run capped off by a three from Lilly Perry had almost completely erased the damage Noffsinger did in the early minutes of the quarter. With just over two minutes left in the game, it looked as though Lyon’s 49-41 lead would hold on. Lyon County turnovers along with back-to-back threes from Audrey Alexander and Evonna McGee had things knotted up at 49 with 50 seconds on the clock. A Lady Lyon turnover gave Trigg the ball once again with 11.8 seconds on the clock.

Gracen Wynn’s attempt at a clean block to stop Landi Rogers’ lay up was ruled a foul, sending her to the line for two. Rogers chipped in both charity tosses for the win. Lyon had two more chances at a last second bucket, but both fell short.

Collins had a game high 20 points and pulled down six rebounds. Trinity Taylor added eight points. Cotham finished with nine of Lyon County’s 34 rebounds.

Noffsinger scored 16 points, while Kara Hyde added 11 points and 10 rebounds.