Last updated: March 06. 2014 5:59AM - 672 Views
By - padkins@civitasmedia.com



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It’s been a relentless winter.


Due to the latest round of snowy weather, Wednesday night’s Logan vs. Spring Valley high school boys’ basketball Class AAA sectional tournament game at Cabell Midland High School has been moved to Thursday night.


Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.


Logan is 10-12 and the No. 3 seed. Spring Valley has a 15-7 record and is the second seed. The two teams did not play each other during the regular season.


The first game at 6 p.m. in the Region 4 Section 2 tourney has either Cabell Midland (4-18) or Lincoln County (6-14) taking on No. 1 seed Huntington (17-4).


Cabell Midland and Lincoln County, which were supposed to meet on Monday, were set to play last night at Huntington in the play-in game.


The two semifinal winners are now slated to play each other on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the finals at Cabell Midland.


The winner of the section championship will host a Class AAA Region 4 final March 11 against the runner-up of Class AAA Region 4 Section 1 while the loser of that contest will travel to the Section 1 winner’s home court on the same night to play in the other Class AAA Region 4 final.


Section 1 is made up of Hurricane, Point Pleasant, Winfield, Nitro and St. Albans.


Nitro and St. Albans were slated to play on Wednesday night. On Thursday, Point Pleasant travels to Winfield and the Nitro-St. Albans winner goes to Hurricane. The sectional finals are set for Saturday at 7 p.m.


Spring Valley, coached by Steve Morrison, ia on a hot streak heading into the sectionals as SVHS went 7-1 in its last eight games.


The W-Wolves began the streak with a 52-27 win over Ironton, Ohio, then won 81-72 over Capital before taking a 71-65 victory at Winfield and a 61-50 win at Nitro. Spring Valley then won 85-76 at Fairland, Ohio and took a convincing 95-55 win at home over rival Cabell Midland.


Logan closed out the regular season with a 59-48 Senior Night win at home over Parkersburg and an 83-64 loss at Capital.


The Wildcats, which went 8-17 last season and are just 18-29 over the last two basketball campaigns, are hoping to avoid a second straight losing season.


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