The Caldwell County boys’ basketball team went 1-2 since Jan. 14, including back-to-back games against Second Region rival Lyon County.

Caldwell County visits Trigg County for a 7:30 p.m. Thursday game this week.

The Tigers (2-4) opened the week with a 49-47 win over Crittenden County on Friday in the semifinal round of the Second Region All “A” Classic hosted by Lyon County.

The Rockets took a 15-11 lead after the first quarter and a 24-19 advantage at halftime, but the Tigers pushed back in the latter half.

Crittenden County led 36-31 with 54 seconds left in the third quarter before the Tigers scored the next five points — a 3-pointer and a layup by junior Jabrion Spikes — to tie the game 36-36 with 7:44 left in the fourth period.

Crittenden County took a 46-44 lead with 2:23 left in regulation, but eighth-grader Collin Whittington hit a three to give Caldwell County a 47-46 lead and Spikes made one of two free-throw attempts to push it to 48-46 with 40.5 seconds left.

Crittenden County’s Gabe Mott made one of two free-throw attempts to pull the team within a point with 31.3 seconds remaining, but Spikes made one of two free-throw attempts for the final tally with 15.5 seconds remaining.

A jump ball with 3.7 seconds left gave the ball to the Rockets, but Spikes stole the ball just before time ran out.

Caldwell Co 11-8-15-15—49

Crittenden 15-9-12-11—47

CALDWELL COUNTY — Tripp Branch 4-10 3-9 13, Jabrion Spikes 5-17 7-12 17, Carter Whittington 3-3 0-3 6, Collin Whittington 1-4 0-0 3, Tate VanHooser 2-4 1-2 6, Zavy Bumphus 0-0 0-0 0, Giovante Riley 1-1 2-2 4, Blake Vivrette 0-1 0-0 0. Total 16-40 13-28 49.

CRITTENDEN COUNTY — Preston Morgeson 3-5 0-0 8, Gabe Mott 4-9 4-8 12, Tyler Boone 3-11 2-3 9, Maddox Carlson 1-1 0-0 2, Preston Turley 4-6 1-2 9, Travis Champion 3-6 0-0 7, Braxton Winders 0-0 0-0 0, Hayden Adamson 0-2 0-1 0, Ben Dobyns 0-5 0-0 0. total 18-45 7-14 47.\

In the championship game of the Second Region All “A” Classic on Saturday, host Lyon County’s fast, up-tempo style was too much for the Tigers to adjust to. The Lyons took a 27-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and cruised to the 88-60 win for the All “A” regional title.

Spikes had a game-high 30 points in the game, besting Lyon County phenom Travis Perry, who had 29 points.

Lyon County will play the Seventh Region winner in the first round of the All “A” state tournament on Feb. 15 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

CCHS 5-19-18-18—60

LCHS `27-17-21-23—88

CCHS — Tripp Branch 5-7 1-2 15, Jabrion Spikes 12-16 6-11 30, Carter Whittington 1-3 0-1 2, Collin Whittington 1-5 0-0 2, Tate VanHooser 0-1 0-0 0, Isaiah Joiner 0-0 0-0 0, Zavy Bumphus 2-5 0-0 6, Jack Englebright 0-2 0-0 0, Giovante Riley 0-1 5-6 5, Blake Vivrette 0-1 0-0 0. Total 21-41 12-20 60.

LCHS — Jack Reddick 2-3 2-2 6, Travis Perry 11-19 5-7 29, Gunnar Bingham 6-15 2-2 15, Brady Shoulders 3-8 0-0 6, Jackson Shoulders 8-13 0-0 16, Nick Whalin 5-7 1-2 11, Brandon Ray 0-0 0-0 0, Warren Parker 0-0 0-0 0, Zach Radivonyk 0-1 0-0 0, Bray Kirk 1-1 0-0 3, Clay Haines 0-2 0-0 0, Luke Burchett 0-0 0-0 0, Luke Gilbert 0-2 0-0 0, Beau Wilson 1-1 0-0 0, Eli Baker 0-0 0-0 0. Total 37-72 10-13 88.

In the rematch at the Community Activities Building on the CCHS campus on Monday, the Tigers started out with more confidence at the start of the game, but the Lyons’ speed and arsenal overcame the Tigers again.

Caldwell County trailed 9-7 when senior Tripp Branch made three free-throw attempts with 4:29 left in the first period when Lyon County went on a 31-11 run into the second quarter to keep CCHS at bay.

Spikes — who did not start for the Tigers — led Caldwell County with 22 points, while freshman Carter Whittington added 12 and junior Giovante Riley put in nine.

Perry led the Lyons with 28 points, while Jackson Shoulders added 20.

“I think we started well,” said CCHS head coach Daniel Kukahiko. “There were a couple of spurts there in the third quarter where I thought we did some good things — made some plays, especially on the offensive end.

“We just weren’t very intense. We had a long week last week, so I don’t know if that played into it — only having one day off. We looked tired and sluggish tonight.”

LCHS 29-15-23-26—93

CCHS 2-12-17-22—63

LCHS (6-0) — Jack Reddick 6 0-0 14, Travis Perry 11 4-4 28, Gunnar Bingham 2 0-0 4, Brady Shoulders 4 0-0 11, Jackson Shoulders 8 3-3 20, Nick Whalin 5 0-0 10, Brandon Ray 1 0-0 2, Warren Parker 0 0-2 0, Zach Radivonyk 0 0-0 0, Bray Kirk 0 0-0 0, Clay Haines 0 2-2 2, Luke Burchett 0 0-0 0, Luke Gilbert 1 0-0 2, Beau Wilson 0 0-2 0, Eli Baker 0 0-0 0. Total 37 9-13 93.

CCHS (2-4) — Tripp Branch 1 3-3 5, Carter Whittington 4 3-6 12, Collin Whittington 2 0-0 6, Giovante Riley 4 1-2 9, Blake Vivrette 0 0-0 0, Isaiah Joiner 0 4-4 4, Zavy Bumphus 1 1-2 3, Jabrion Spikes 6 9-21 22, Demarius Thompson 1 0-0 2, Jack Englebright 0 0-0 0. Total 19 21-38 63.