Lady Cats fall in opener at South Charleston
By Paul Adkins Sports Editor
The Logan High School girls’ basketball team gave South Charleston all it could handle on Wednesday night before falling 63-59 on the road at SC in the season opener.
Logan (0-1), a Class AAA state finalist a year ago, got a 25-point effort from junior all-state guard Shayna Gore. Sophomore all-state center Monica Mitchell had a double-double with 15 points and 17 rebounds.
Logan shot just 50 percent from the free throw line and committed 18 turnovers.
Logan and SC (2-1) were tied 14-14 after one quarter. The Black Eagles then went ahead 33-24 at the half before Logan outscored South Charleston 23-14 in the third to forge a 47-47 tie. The Black Eagles then outscored the Lady Cats 16-12 in the fourth quarter.
Summer Collins added seven points for Logan. Kyra Cline had six, while Lexi Hines and Hannah Kolovich had two each. Adriana Herrera and Ashton Spry had one each.
Logan coach Kevin Gertz said his team is still a work in progress. The Lady Cats lost several seniors and role players due to graduation.
“I thought that we played extremely hard but we were jittery in the first half,” Gertz said. “We were down nine points at the half and then stopped them on four straight trips down the floor in the second half but had four turnovers and didn’t get a shot. We played well but we’ve had a big turnover in personnel and we’re learning to play with each other. We played in a hostile environment.”
The Lady Cats are scheduled to return to action on Saturday at Chapmanville with the Nationwide Classic. Logan is set to play five-time defending Class A state champion Huntington St. Joe in the second game at 5:15 p.m. at Chapmanville’s Danny Godby Gymnasium.
The event starts at 3:30 p.m. with the Chapmanville girls taking on Pikeview.
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