Day One recap from the Kentucky Machine and Engineering Christmas Classic at Wildcat Gym
GIRLS - St. Mary 55 Dawson Springs 54 (ot)
The first game of the tournament proved to be somewhat of a surprise as one-win Dawson Springs took one-loss St. Mary to the wire. The game was won at the free throw line where St. Mary hit 20-of-25 (80%), while Dawson hit just 17-of-34 (50%).
Megan Tincher scored 15 points to lead St. Mary (7-1), with Peyton Vaughan adding 12 points.
Emilee Workman had 18 points and nine rebounds for Dawson Springs (1-6).
GIRLS - Hancock County 38 Clinton County 32
Hancock County pulled away late to knock off Clinton County 38-32 and move into the second round.
Taylor Wroe and Hilary Jones each scored 14 points for the Lady Hornets (8-0), who outrebounded Clinton 32-21.
Brittant Flowers had 17 points for Clinton County (5-3), who is making their first appearance in the 12 Games of Christmas.
BOYS - Caldwell County 53 Dawson Springs 47
Caldwell County jumped out to a big lead and survived a bad day at the free throw line to beat Dawson Springs 53-47 in a first round game.
Tron Gray had 14 points and eight rebounds, while Brad Dixon added 12 points, seven rebounds, and five steals for Caldwell County (2-7).
Brett Cobb led Dawson Springs (0-9) with 16 points and eight rebounds. Caldwell County hit just 6-of-20 (30%) at the free throw line.
GIRLS - McLean County 49 Henry County 37
McLean County ended the game with a 19-6 run and beat Henry County 49-37 in the first round.
The Lady Cougars (5-4) held a commanding 52-34 advantage on the boards. Henry County (4-3) lost despite committing just four turnovers.
Eighth grader Jordin Crabtree had 11 points and 11 rebounds for McLean County.
Henry County, making their first appearance in the Trigg tourney since 2001, got 12 points from Taylor Clark.
BOYS - Clarksville Academy 82 Butler County 55
Clarksville Academy scored 47 points off 36 Butler County turnovers to win their opener in the KME Classic.
The Cougars (9-0) scored 24 points in the first quarter and 29 more in the third to pick up the easy win.
Malcolm Smith led the way with 26 points, while Heath Dyer added 13 points and seven rebounds.
Butler County (0-6) hit 8-of-19 three-pointers and got 18 points from Dylan Goodall.
GIRLS - Trigg County 60 Cooper 51
Trigg County hit 10 of their last 12 free throws to pull away from Cooper 60-51 and advance to the second round of the tourney.
Alyssa Maxey hit 9-of-12 at the line, and Audrey Futrell was 6-of-8. Maxey finished with 14 points, tying Morgan Parker for team honors.
Trigg County (5-3) turned the ball over 29 times but outrebounded Cooper 53-39.
The Lady Jaguars (4-4) got 14 points and nine rebounds from Carly Smith.
BOYS - Trigg County 66 Caldwell County 57
Jaylen Mount proved tough to tame in the paint, scoring a career-high 23 points and leading Trigg County to an opening round 66-57 win over Caldwell County.
Mount hit 9-of-10 shots from the field and was 5-of-8 from the field.
Jalik Alexander added 20 points and seven assists for the Wildcats (5-3), who shot 51-percent from the field.
Tron Gray scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Caldwell County (1-8).