Paul AdkinsSports Editor
February 9, 2013
It wasn’t pretty as the Logan High School boys’ basketball team lost 60-51 to Point Pleasant on Friday night at Logan’s Willie Akers Arena.
Logan fell to 6-9 on the season with the defeat and lost its third game in its last four contests.
Point Pleasant (7-9) gained a season series split with the Wildcats. The Big Blacks had lost 47-40 at home to Logan on Jan. 12.
Senior Larry McCarty led Point Pleasant with 22 points. Alex Somerville tossed in 18 points.
Logan was led by Zak Miller’s 14 points. Brynden “Worm” Street and Trent Dalton both reached double digits in scoring with 10 points each. Z. Minnick tallied six points, while Chase Preston had three and T.J. Tomblin, C.J. Williams, A.J. Reynolds and Josh Rein all had two points.
Logan led Point Pleasant 21-20 at the half but then came apart in the final two quarters as the Big Blacks outscored the Cats 17-7 in the third to take a 37-28 advantage. Both teams then scored 23 points in the fourth quarter.
The game was marred by a flood of technical fouls called on both teams.
Friday night’s win by the Big Blacks was believed to be the first ever victory by Point Pleasant at Logan. The two teams played each other regularly from 2003-08 when LHS was a member of the Double-A Cardinal Conference. Point left the league and joined the 3A ranks this season.
LHS was scheduled to return to the hardwood on Saturday night with a game at Westside. The Wildcats then to go Parkersburg on Tuesday night before playing Winfield on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center.
Logan then plays its third game in three days on Thursday with a home contest against Tolsia. The Rebels have replaced Belfry (Ky.) on Logan’s schedule. The Wildcats and Belfry have already made two attempts to play each other but both tries were wiped out due to snowy weather.
Logan and Tolsia were briefly Class AA sectional rivals in the mid 2000s. The Rebels, which won 52-41 at Chapmanville on Friday night, are 12-6 and first place in the Cardinal Conference.
The Cats then close out the regular season with three games — Feb. 16 at Tug Valley, Feb. 19 at George Washington and Feb. 21 against Capital in the home finale.
Lincoln County 42
The Logan High School girls’ basketball team won 69-42 at Lincoln County on Friday night to improve to 11-6 on the season.
Logan freshman center Monica Mitchell recorded a double-double with 19 points and 17 rebounds.
Shayna Gore also had a double-double with 12 points and 12 assists.
Hannah Tothe contributed 12 points for the Lady Cats.
Kyra Cline had eight points, while Rachelle Toppings and Katie Kirk had four each. Kelsey Kirk, Aarron Ward and Amanda Williamson all had two each.
Taylor Lucas paced Lincoln County with 12 points.
The Lady Cats led 17-12 after one quarter, 31-24 at the half and 54-32 after three.
Logan swept the season series with the Class AAA sectional foe Lady Panthers, also winning 70-52 earlier in the season at home.
LHS was scheduled to play at Greenbrier East on Saturday night. This week, Logan closes out the regular season with a pair of games — Monday at home against Winfield and Thursday at home against county rival Chapmanville.
The Scott High School girls’ basketball team swept the Chapmanville Regional High School girls’ basketball team with Thursday night’s 41-37 victory at Madison over the Lady Tigers.
Scott (11-7) had scored a 45-42 win at Chapmanville earlier in the season. Chapmanville dropped to 9-9.
Ali Whitman led the Lady Hawks with 13 points in Thursday’s game.
Kristin DesRocher paced the Lady Tigers with a game-high 21 points.
Katelynn Hall added seven points, while Hillary Hainer had four, Hailey Price three and Autumn Baisden two.
Scott led 12-9 after one quarter and 20-18 at the half before Chapmanville pulled even at 28-28 after three. Scott’s 13-9 fourth ended up being the difference.
Beth Haven Christian 45,
South Charleston Christian 31
The Beth Haven Christian girls’ basketball team went to South Charleston Christian on Friday night and won 45-31.
Ashton Fry had a game-high 16 points for Beth Haven. Megan Toppings added 10.
Amanda Carver led SC Christian with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Haileah Light had 10.
HARTS — The Chapmanville Middle School boys’ basketball team won 59-32 over Duval on Thursday in the first round of teh Black Diamond Conference Tournament at Harts.
Chris Bailey and Devin Collins led CMS with 14 points apiece. Dylan Smith had nine, Adam Vance seven and Hunter Workman six. Dylan Brown tallied three points, while Tyler Moore, Jeremy Lilly and Austin Hanshaw had two each.
Shane Vells paced Duval with 12 points.
The Tigers led 17-7 after one quarter, 29-11 at the half and 37-21 after three. A 21-11 fourth by Chapmanville then broke the game wide open.
In other action on Thursday in the boys’ tourney, Sherman toppled Van 44-29 behind 17 points from Tyler Pettry and 11 from Bailey Kirk. Taylor Jarrell led Van with nine points.
Action was scheduled to continue in the tournament over the weekend at Harts.