Caldwell County scored the first nine points and went 9-for-16 from three-point range against Livingston Central to gain the 67-55 win in the All “A” Classic quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday.

The Tigers (1-2) played Crittenden County in the Classic’s semifinal game on Friday at Lyon County High School. The winner of that game would face host Lyon County at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Classic’s Second Region championship game.

Junior guard Jabrion Spikes scored five of Caldwell County’s first 10 points, as the Tigers pushed out to a 17-5 lead when eighth-grader Collin Whittington hit a three-pointer with 7:11 left in the second quarter.

Livingston Central (0-2) scored the next eight points to pull the Cardinals to within 17-13. LCHS got within three points twice in the second period, the last when senior guard Max Downey hit his third trey of the quarter to pull Livingston Central within 23-20 with 3:34 left in the half.

CCHS outscored the Cardinals 12-5 for the rest of the period to take a 35-27 halftime lead.

In the second half, Livingston Central pulled to within five points, 39-34, when senior forward Carson Kitchens hit a jumper with 6:03 left in the third quarter. The Cardinals would get no closer, as the Tigers closed out the period on a 14-6 run to keep LCHS at a comfortable distance.

Senior guard Tripp Branch led Caldwell County with 23 points with six three-pointers and 11 of his points coming in the second quarter. Spikes added 13 points, with eight of those coming in the second half. Senior forward Tate VanHooser put in nine points for the Tigers.

Downey led all scorers with 24 points for Livingston Central, with 17 of those points coming in the second quarter. Senior guard John Barnes added eight points for the Cardinals.

Caldwell County will host Lyon County in a 7 p.m. Monday contest before traveling to Russellville for a 7:30 p.m. Tuesday game..

LCHS 5-22-12-15=55

CCHS 14-21-18-14=67

LIVINGSTON CENTRAL (0-2) — Carson Kitchens 2 2-4 6, John Barnes 3 0-0 8, Drew Schulte 2 0-0 6, Max Downey 8 5-6 24, Nolan Zaim 1 0-0 2, Jack Thomason 0 1-2 1, Tyler Calendar 0 2-2 2, Cason Render 0 0-0 0, Robert Schmitt 0 0-0 0, Logan Wring 2 1-2 6. Total 18 11-16 55.

CALDWELL COUNTY (1-2) — Tripp Branch 7 3-4 23, Jabrion Spikes 5 2-8 13, Carter Whittington 0 1-2 1, Collin Whittington 1 1-4 4, Tate VanHooser 4 1-3 9, Isaiah Joiner 1 0-0 2, Zavy Bumphus 3 1-2 8, Demarius Thompson 1 0-0 3, Giovante Riley 1 2-2 4, Blake Vivrette 0 0-0 0. Total 23 12-25 67.