It was far from pretty but pretty wins and ugly wins all count the same as Trigg County opened the season with a 53-49 road win at Dawson Springs.
Trigg was terrible from the field (31%), even worse from 3-point range (3-of-26), and battled foul trouble but did enough to get the win.
Trigg built an 11-point lead in the third quarter before Dawson rallied and even took a three-point lead in the fourth quarter.
The key to the game was Trigg's 19 points off 25 Dawson turnovers. Trigg also outrebounded Dawson 37-28 and had 11 second chance points.
Deonquez Nance led Trigg County with 19 points before a technical foul with a minute left sent him to the bench. David Wease added 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Dawson Springs got 18 points from Tre Fambrough.
The win was Trigg County's 23rd in their last 24 meetings with Dawson Springs dating back a dozen years and the closest margin since 2007.
Trigg County returns to action Friday night at Wildcat Gym in a district doubleheader with Crittenden County.