The Trousdale County Lady Jackets saw their 2019-20 basketball season come to a close with a 64-50 loss to Pickett County in the Region 3-A semifinals at Livingston Academy on March 2.

The Lady Jackets fell behind by 12 in the first quarter and fought back to cut the deficit to seven at the half, but could get no closer.

“Tough loss; I thought the girls played a hard-fought game,” said TCHS coach Jared Hawkins. “We came out just a little slow, dug a hole of 13 but kept fighting.

“Basketball is a tournament sport and we proved if you believe at the end, anything is possible.”

The difference was basically behind the 3-point line as Trousdale hit four long-range shots compared to nine from Pickett County.

Chloe Donoho concluded her TCHS career with a game-high 26 points, putting her four over the 1,000-point mark. Donoho’s total included two 3-pointers and eight free throws and was a career best.

Kailen Donoho added nine points while Tori Simmons had eight points and eight rebounds. Claire Belcher had four points and Josie Garrett three for TCHS.

The Lady Jackets finished with a 10-23 overall record and were fifth in District 6-A in the regular season with a 4-10 mark. They placed fourth in the district tournament after upsetting Clay County and also knocked off No. 10-ranked Whitwell in the region quarterfinals.

Four seniors completed their high school careers in Chloe Donoho, Garrett, Simmons and Karissa Goss.

“I’m so proud of these seniors for giving everything they had here at the end,” Hawkins added. “I’m extremely proud of all we’ve accomplished these two years with back-to-back region appearances. Hopefully, it’s only the beginning.”

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