They were in another nailbiter on Friday night as the Class AAA No. 7-ranked Wildcats scored a come-from-behind 64-62 win over Washington at Beckley’s Big Atlantic Classic.
Logan, the defending state champs, improved to 9-6.
The No. 10-ranked Patriots led 40-26 at the half, but the Wildcats, behind Paul Herbert Williamson’s 31 points, shot 55 percent from the floor.
Tyrek Collier and Michael Adams each had 13 points for Washington.
The Patriots led until Logan’s Matthew Greene drained back-to-back 3-pointers, giving the Wildcats a 52-48 lead with six minutes to go in the contest.
Washington was able to close to within two points but could not get any closer.
The Patriots had a chance late as Adams hit two foul shots to cut it to 64-62 with 42 seconds left.
Logan’s Deyonta Coleman then kept the door open for the Patriots after he missed the front end of a one-and-one with 14 ticks left.
The Patriots’ Anthony Chapouris launched a 3 that was off the mark. But Adams had a chance to tie it as he just missed laying the rebound through the hoop at the buzzer.
Washington led 20-8 after one quarter.
The Patriots hit on 25-of-60 field goals for 41.6 percent and were 5-of-7 from the free throw line. Logan was 27-of-49 shooting but were just 6-of-15 from the free throw line for a woeful 40 percent.
Williamson was 13-for-20 shooting but was an uncharacteristic 3-for-10 from the foul line.
Stevie Browning had 17 points for the game and was 7-for-9 shooting. Coleman had seven points and Greene six, while David Brown and Jason Spurlock had two each.
Logan was scheduled to return to action in the Beckley tourney on Saturday night with a game against either Morgantown or host Woodrow Wilson.