Logan loses finale, heads into sectional with 10-12 record

By Paul Adkins Sports Editor

March 2, 2014

The Logan High School boys’ basketball team closed out the regular season with Thursday night’s 83-64 loss at Capital.

The Wildcats stand at 10-12 and are scheduled to play Spring Valley on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Class AAA sectional tournament semifinals at Cabell Midland High School in Barboursville.

Logan, which beat Spring Valley in last year’s sectional tourney, is the No. 3 seed. Spring Valley is No. 2.

The tourney is slated to being on Monday with the 4/5 game between Cabell Midland and Lincoln County at 7 p.m. The winner then advances to play No. 1 seed Huntington on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

The two semifinal winners play in Friday’s 7:30 championship game, also at Cabell Midland. Logan has played Huntington in each of the last three sectional finals, winning in 2011 and 2012 and falling last year.

Logan trailed Capital 25-7 after one quarter and fell behind 42-21 at the half. A 26-18 third quarter by the Cougars pushed the lead to 68-39.

Brynden Street led Logan with 14 points. Zak Miller had 11 and Zac Acord 10. Kareem Clansy and Brenton Vance tossed in six points each, while Alex Toler had nine. Braxton Goff had four and Seth Barker two.

Logan was 25-for-60 shooting for 41.6 percent. Capital made 34-for-68 of its shots for 50 percent. The Cats were 8-for-11 from the free throw line. Capital was 11-for-13.

Logan was 6-for-22 from the 3-point arc. Toler was 3-for-4 from 3-point range. Miller was 3-for-10.

Capital (12-7) was led by Carrington Morris, who had 19 points and 14 rebounds. He also had seven assists in his double-double performance. Jordan Kinney tacked on 19 points and eight assists.

The Cougars came into the game having lost four out of their last six games.

Logan turned the ball over 21 times and trailed by as many as 31 points.

The Wildcats came into the game on a hot streak having won three out of their last four games, including a pair of home wins over state-ranked teams in 3A Greenbrier East and Class A Greater Beckely Christian.

Aalik Harris came off the bench for Capital to score 13 points.

The Cougars owned the boards, outrebounding Logan 47-24.

Logan is hoping to avoid its second straight losing season. The Wildcats were 8-17 last year, falling in the sectional finals to Huntington and then getting eliminated at Hurricane in overtime in the regional co-championship game.


Logan High School Wildcats

2013-14 Boys’ Basketball Schedule (10-12):

Dec. 12: at Hurricane, L 63-78

Dec. 14: vs. Scott (at Chapmanville), W 52-47

Dec. 21: vs. St. Albans (at GW), L 64-68 (OT)

Dec. 28: Cabell Midland, W 63-48

Dec. 30: George Washington, L 48-68

Jan. 4: Nitro, W 69-27

Jan. 10: at Westside, L 68-90

Jan. 11: Point Pleasant (King Coal Classic at Logan), L 58-62

Jan. 14: Lincoln County, W 59-35

Jan. 17: at Greenbrier East, L 64-81

Jan. 30: Belfry, Ky., W 82-66

Feb. 4: at Lincoln County, W 83-47

Feb. 7: at Point Pleasant, L 67-73

Feb. 8: Westside, L 66-89

Feb. 10: at Huntington, L 67-82

Feb. 15: Tug Valley, W 47-46

Feb. 18: vs. Winfield (at Charleston Civic Center), L 75-77 (OT)

Feb. 21: Greenbrier East (1964 Night), W 73-69

Feb. 22: at Tug Valley, L 46-49

Feb. 24: Greater Beckley Christian, W 68-60

Feb. 25: Parkersburg, W 59-48

Feb. 27: at Capital, L 64-83

March 5: vs. Spring Valley (3A sectionals at Cabell Midland), 8 p.m.