It was a test game for the Logan High School girls’ basketball team on Wednesday night at home against Class AAA No. 2-ranked Spring Valley.
The Lady Cats have had success this season against ranked teams, scoring wins over Morgantown and Huntington.
But it was a different story against the Lady Wolves as Logan was blown out 76-49 at Willie Akers Arena.
Unranked Logan, which has lost two straight games, dropped to 10-6 on the season.
Spring Valley, which is in Logan’s Class AAA sectional, improved to 17-2.
The Lady Wolves are on something of a tear. After losing to Boyd County (Ky.) and Morgantown to open the season, Spring Valley has now reeled off 17 straight wins.
Poor shooting hampered the Lady Cats in Wednesday night’s game as Logan was just 18-for-63 from the floor for 28.5 percent. Logan was only 1-for-20 from 3-point land for 5 percent.
Spring Valley hit on 30-for-52 field goals for 57.6 percent. The Lady Wolves were 7-for-12 from 3-point territory for a red-hot 58.3 percent.
Logan was 10-for-14 from the free throw line. Spring Valley was 9-for-16.
The Lady Cats outrebounded Spring Valley by a hefty 36-20 margin.
Sophomore point guard Shayna Gore led Logan with 21 points. Gore, however, was just 7-for-20 from the field and 0-for-6 from behind the 3-point arc.
Monica Mitchell also broke into double digits in scoring with the double-double numbers of 17 points and 13 rebounds. She was 8-for-14 from the floor.
Hannah Tothe hit Logan’s only 3-pointer and finished with three points.
Rachelle Toppings, making her return from an injury, had two points. Hannah Adkins and Jenna Kimler also contributed two points each.
Starting guard Kyra Cline, who has struggled shooting of late, did not score and was 0-for-9 from the field, including 0-for-8 from 3-point land.
Gore led Logan with four assists.
Four Spring Valley players reached double figures in scoring, led by Brooke Heck’s 24 points. Madison Morris had 17, Kassidy Lemmons 15 and Sarah Kelly 13 points. Lemmons was 5-for-8 shooting from 3-point land.
Morris led Spring Valley on the boards with 10 rebounds.
The Lady Wolves led 24-11 after one quarter, 46-24 at the half and 62-33 after three. Spring Valley then coasted in the fourth quarter.
Logan led 2-0 early on after a Mitchell basket and were tied 8-8 with 3:49 left in the opening stanza after Gore’s 18-foot baseline jumper.
Spring Valley then went on a tear as Kelly scored back-to-back old-fashioned three-point plays to make it 16-8 with 2:27 to go.
The Lady Wolves later made it 19-10 at the 2:06 mark after a 3-ball from the wing by Lemmons.
Logan trailed 24-11 after one as Kelly hit a free throw, missed the second and scored on a rebound and putback for another three-point play.
Spring Valley’s lead continued to swell in the second and third quarters.
The Lady Cats, coached by Kevin Gertz, have four games left in the regular season. Logan is set to play at Lincoln County on Friday night and go to Greenbrier East on Saturday before hosting Winfield on Feb. 11 and county rival Chapmanville on Feb. 14.
Logan is then set to battle in its Class AAA sectional tourney. Logan’s section is comprised of Huntington, Spring Valley, Cabell Midland and Lincoln County.