LHS loses at Hurricane in opener; Lady Tigers win over Dots

By Paul Adkins Sports Editor

December 15, 2013

The Logan High School boys’ basketball team started off the 2013-14 season where it ended last year.

At Hurricane High School with a defeat at the hands of the Redskins.

The results were the same on Thursday night as Hurricane downed Logan 78-63 in the season opener for both teams.

In last year’s Class AAA regional championship game at Hurricane last March, the Redskins punched their ticket to the state tourney with an overtime win over the Wildcats. Hurricane also beat Logan last year at home — the first time the Redskins had won a game at Logan in 21 years.

Logan (0-1) led Hurricane (1-0) by as many as 13 points in the first half before a packed house but the Redskins played solidly in the final two quarters to come away with the win. All five of Hurricane’s starters reached double figures in scoring, led by Garrett DeFries, dropped in 22 points. Henry Sorsaia had a double-double with 19 points and 19 rebounds.

The Wildcats played without projected starter Josh Rein, who was reportedly injured. Starter Worm Street also battled foul trouble.

Logan led 36-29 at the half and led by a 36-23 margin just before the break but were outscored 19-13 in the third and 30-14 in the fourth.

Also reaching double digits in scoring for Hurricane were Ace Estep with 12 points, Jake Lemmerman with 11 and Dawson with 10.

Point guard Zac Acord tossed in 11 points for Logan but fouled out with 3:50 left in the game. Street had 15 points and six boards and fouled out with 1:58 to go.

Trevor Abbott came off the bench to score 10 points for Logan. Braxton Goff and Alex Toler had seven each.

Logan was scheduled to play Scott on Saturday in Chapmanville’s Nationwide Classic.


Chapmanville 48,

Poca 37

The Chapmanville Regional High School girls’ basketball team ran its record to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the Cardinal Conference with Thursday’s 48-37 win at Poca over the Dots.

Chapmanville led 8-7 after one quarter, 26-14 at the half and 37-24 after three.

Senior guard Kristin DesRocher led the Lady Tigers with 22 points. Hillary Hainer and Abby Marcum had seven each. Lexi Martin and Shian Meeks tallied four each. Codi Conley and Autumn Blankenship had two apiece.

CRHS was set to host Pikeview on Saturday at home in the Nationwide Classic.

Man 59,

Van 32

The Man High School girls’ basketball team won its first game of the season with Friday night’s 59-32 win at home over Van.

Man (1-2) got 22 points from Mika McCoy, who drained four 3-pointers.

Tiffany Belcher tallied 12 and Hunter Harvey 11 for the Lady Billies. Morgan Conn had six and Hannah Harvey and Courtney Hinkle had four each.

Destiney Lovejoy led Van with 12 points.

Man is at Mount View on Monday night in a 6 p.m. tip.