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Oliver, Triplet named Trigg players of year

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - Updated: 2:06 AM
BY ASHLEY TEJADA Contributing writer

Lauren Oliver has been named the Lady Wildcats' player of the year.

Oliver, a junior at Trigg County High School, was a major contributor to the Lady Wildcats this season, averaging 10 points and 10 rebounds per game. She earned a total of 14 double-doubles for the year.

Oliver said she learned a great deal from new coach Cory Coble, who took over the program after Mike Wright retired last year.

"Our new coach taught us a lot," she said. "We worked well together and won games we didn't think we could win."

The Lady 'Cats went 6-19 in the regular season, winning their final regular season game against the Fort Campbell Lady Falcons. The Lady Wildcats ended postseason play last Monday with a loss to the Lyon County Lady Lyons.

Oliver doesn't intend to rest in the off-season, however. She said she planned to work on getting faster and improving on man-to-man defense. When asked what she looked forward to about her senior season, it wasn't solely about her.

"Playing as a team," she said. "Winning district is my biggest goal."

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Trigg County Wildcat Head Coach Payton Croft named junior Devron Triplet as this season's player of the year.

Triplet, a junior, averaged 18 points and more than six rebounds per game. He had a season high of 37 points in the first regular season game.

The Wildcats finished the season with a record of 8-19.

The team ended its postseason run in the first round of the Fifth District tournament Tuesday with a loss to the Lyon County Lyons.

While it was a tough season, Croft said he was pleased with his team. Triplet, too, said he felt improved.

"It was a tough year," Triplet said. "We battled adversity all year, but we got better as the year went."

Triplet said he looked forward to stepping up as a senior next season.

"I'll be working on becoming a better leader and working more on my game to get better," he said. "We will bring the Fifth District championship back to its home."

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