Paul AdkinsSports Editor
January 8, 2013
It was another loss for the Logan High School boys’ basketball team last Saturday night as the Wildcats fell to Charleston Catholic, 42-39, at the Charleston Catholic Athletic Complex.
Logan dropped to 2-5 on the season while the Class A Irish improved to 5-1.
Charleston Catholic led Logan by eight points at 36-28 with a little more than five minutes left but then had to hold on late to get the win.
Irish junior Nick George led Charleston Catholic with 13 points and eight rebounds.
Catholic won despite committing five fourth quarter turnovers and making just 5-for-12 from the free throw line in the final period.
C.J. Williams scored all 11 of his points in the second half and helped Logan stay in the game in the fourth quarter.
Brynden “Worm” Street had nine, A.J. Reynolds five and Z. Minnick four for Logan. Zak Miller and Zak Hatfield netted two each.
It was Williams who completed an old-fashioned three-point play in the fourth quarter which pulled the Wildcats to within 36-31. He then added two more buckets to inch Logan to within 38-37 with 3:15 to go.
Later on, Minnick pulled the Cats to within one again at 40-39 after scoring on a layup.
Logan, however, could not pull ahead as the Cats were whistled for a five-second call, a foul and a driving layup by Reynolds ended up rimming out.
The Irish, though, could not capitalize.
A split from the free throw line by Garrett McCarty with 37 seconds left kept Logan in it as Catholic led 41-39.
The Irish, though, missed two more free throws with 16 seconds left and David Godwin could only get a split with 10 seconds remaining to make it 42-39.
The Cats, though, missed a shot and the game was over.
Street added six rebounds and three steals for Logan, which held a 30-26 edge on the boards over CCHS.
The Irish led 14-9 after one quarter, 21-17 at the half, 33-27 after three and never trailed.
The Cats are scheduled to return to action on Tuesday at Greenbrier East. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Logan then hosts Westside on Friday night and goes to Point Pleasant on Saturday.
The Man High School boys’ basketball team lost 63-61 on Saturday night at Fayetteville.
Man dropped to 2-6 on the season with the loss.
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The Hillbillies had won 70-63 at Huntington St. Joe last Friday night behind the 25-point effort of Jake Adkins. John Thomas Keffer poured in 19 points.
Man is at 2A Westside on Tuesday night. The Billies then host new Class A sectional foe Tug Valley on Wednesday night.
Man 64, Sherman 54
The Man High School girls’ basketball team ran its record to 5-2 on the season with last Saturday’s 64-54 win at Sherman.
Summer Sword poured in a game-high 26 points to lead the Lady Billies. Taylor Whited netted 18 and Mika McCoy 12. Hannah Harvey had four and Morgan Conn and Tessa Mullins tallied two each.
Jordan Lewis tossed in 22 to lead Sherman (3-5). Sarah Massey had 15 and Lacy Pettry 10.
The Lady Billies led 21-5 after one quarter, 33-25 at the half and 49-42 after three. Man then outscored Sherman 15-12 in the fourth to set the final score.
Man goes to Cross Lanes Christian on Tuesday night. Game time is 6 p.m.
Tolsia made it a sweep over the Chapmanville Regional High School girls’ basketball team with last Saturday’s 45-42 victory over the Lady Tigers at Chapmanville.
The Rebels had defeated Chapmanville 56-55 on Dec. 11 at Glenhayes on a last second shot.
Chapmanville slipped to 5-4 overall and 4-3 in the Cardinal Conference. Tolsia is also a Class AA sectional foe and with the loss, the Lady Tigers fell to 2-3 against section opponents this season.
Krista Maynard led Tolsia with 19 points. Jordan Presley tossed in 10.
Kristin DesRocher led Chapmanville with a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. She also had six assists.
Katelynn Hall had eight points for the Lady Tigers, while Jessica Rideout had seven, Autumn Baisden and Hillary Hainer had four each and Katelynn Manns had one point.
Chapmanville led 10-6 after one quarter, 20-15 at the half and 34-30 after three. Tolsia, however, dominated the fourth quarter by outscoring Chapmanville 15-8.
The Lady Tigers host Class AA sectional and Cardinal Conference rival Scott on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. CRHS then goes to Sissonville on Saturday night.