The No. 3-ranked Logan High School boys’ basketball team appears to be ready for the post-season after the Wildcats disposed of Poca 74-50 on Friday night in a Cardinal Conference road game and upped its winning streak to nine games.
Logan improved to 16-4 overall and 10-1 in the Cardinal Conference.
With Tuesday’s home game with league foe and No. 6-ranked Herbert Hoover on the table, the Wildcats all but assured themselves of the Cardinal Conference championship.
Logan was scheduled to play at No. 2-ranked Bluefield on Saturday night but due to early deadlines there was no score or statistics available as of presstime.
The Cats continued to roll on Friday night at Poca.
With the win, Logan swept the season series with the Dots.
LHS also beat Poca 66-51 on Jan. 21 earlier in the season at home.
Logan hasn’t lost at game since Jan. 22 when the Cats were blown out 65-46 by Westside. At the time it was Logan’s third defeat in its last four games and dropped the Cats to 7-4 on the season.
That seems like a different team now as Logan hopes to make it to the Class AA state tournament for the fourth year in a row.
Jonathan Bevins, Logan’s 6-foot-7 sophomore center, dominated the paint against the Dots as he finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds. He also blocked six shots.
Sophomore point guard Brantz O’Briant added 15 points for Logan.
The Dots (11-8) received 19 points from Matt Orcutt and 10 from Josh Jenkins.
Leading scorer Noah Cottrill missed his third game. He has reportedly been diagnosed with mononucleosis.