LOGAN - It was raining 3s on Friday night at Logan High School's Willie Akers Arena as the No. 11-ranked Wildcats drilled 11 3-pointers in a 74-38 rout over the Scott Skyhawks.
Logan improved to 11-5 overall and 7-3 in the Cardinal Conference with the win while Scott dropped to 4-13, 1-9.
The Wildcats swept the season series with Scott, also winning 92-71 at Madison back on December 8 in the season opener.
David Early led Logan's balanced scoring with an 18-point effort. Dino Noe had 10, while Mitchell Hainer tossed in nine points on a trio of 3-point shots. Chucky Felder also had nine points, while Noah Cook had seven and Terrance Chapman and T.J. Mullins netted six each.
Peyton Adams contributed three points and Peter Mgbechi, Tanner Lambert and Dontae Adams had two each.
Jagger Bell led Scott with a game-high 20 points.
The Wildcats led 15-2 after one quarter, 34-19 at the half and 53-26 after three.
Logan went up for good with a Mullins 3 to break a 2-2 tie. Hainer then followed with a 3 and Early later drilled a 22-foot trey to make it 13-2 Logan with 1:30 to go in the first quarter.
The rout was on.
Logan's 9-4 run to start the second pushed the lead to 24-6 after three straight 3-pointers by Hainer, Cook and Early.
Later on, after 3s by Hainer and Mullins the Wildcats led 30-11 with 3:20 to go until halftime. The Skyhawks pulled to within 32-17 after a pair of Bell buckets. After Bell hoop made it 34-19 at the half.
Logan then poured in on in the third quarter, going on a 14-0 run and pushing the cushion to 48-19. Cook's 3-pointer closed out the scoring spree.
The Wildcats then coasted in the fourth quarter, outscoring Scott 21-12. Logan has now won four games in a row and seven out of its last eight.
SHOOTOUT IN THE BIG HOUSE: Logan is scheduled to renew an old rivalry this week as the Wildcats are set to play Beckley Woodrow Wilson on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at West Virginia State University in the Shootout in the Big House.
This year's three-day tournament, set for Monday through Wednesday, has been moved to WVSU from its usual home, the Charleston Civic Center.
Prior to the Logan game, Class AA No. 2 Chapmanville Regional plays Class AAA No. 6 Huntington at 5:30 p.m.
Earlier in the day at 1 p.m., the Logan girls play River View in the Shootout.
The tourney is set to begin on Monday at 8:30 a.m. with the Fayetteville/Greenbrier West girls' game. Then at 10 a.m., the Fayetteville boys plays Greenbrier West. Game 3 at 11:30 a.m. has the Parkersburg girls taking on Spring Valley.
Game 4 at 1 p.m. has the Robert C. Byrd boys squaring off with Frankfort. Then at 2:30, the Ravenswood boys take on Huntington St. Joe. At 4 p.m., the Charleston Catholic boys take on Richwood. Then at 7:15, the George Washington boys take on Rowan County, Ky. The 8:45 p.m. nightcap has the South Charleston girls taking on Ripley.
Tuesday's action begins at 8:30 a.m. with the Winfield/Buckhannon-Upshur girls' game. Game 2 has the Lincoln County girls facing off with Gilmer County. The third game has the Lincoln County boys playing Gilmer County at 11:30 a.m.
After the Logan-River View girls' game at 1 p.m., the Morgantown girls play St. Albans at 2:30. Morgantown's boys then take on St. Albans on the boys' side at 4 p.m.
Nine games are then on tap on Wednesday, beginning with the Trinity Christian/Valley Fayette boys' game at 8:30 a.m. Williamstown's girls play Sherman at 10 a.m. and the two school's boys' teams are set to meet at 11:30 a.m.
Game 4 at 1 p.m. has the Huntington girls squaring off with Wyoming East. At 2:30 p.m., Winfield and Frankfort play in a boys' game. The 4 p.m. matchup has the George Washington girls locking horns with Parkersburg South.
At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the Hurricane boys play Parkersburg South. Then at 7:15 p.m., South Charleston's boys play University. The 8:45 p.m. finale has the Wyoming East boys taking on Petersburg.
SCHEDULE CHANGE: Logan has added two games to its schedule.
On Saturday night, the Wildcats were scheduled to hit the road at Nitro in a makeup game.
Later on in the regular season finale, Logan is scheduled to play at old Class AAA rival Capital. Logan had originally been scheduled to host Huntington, another 3A school.
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