The Logan Wildcats have gone 13-0 against their county rivals.
Um, make that 14-0.
The No. 3-ranked Cats kept the streak going with Tuesday night’s 76-51 victory over Chapmanville before a large crowd at Logan High School’s Willie Akers Arena.
The final seemed to indicate a Wildcat blowout.
But the scrappy Tigers hung around, especially early, trailing only 37-25 at the half. Chapmanville was within 27-23 at the four-minute mark of the second quarter.
Logan coach Mark Hatcher said his team had to work to beat the Tigers.
“It was a good win. It’s a rivalry game and they came out with a lot of emotion,” Hatcher said. “They played really well. I think this Chapmanville team is physically stronger than the teams in the past. I think that bothered us some. I was proud of our guys. We had some different players step up tonight.”
Logan surprised many with its all-senior starting lineup of Pete Lowery, Caleb Luther, Jordan Calandros, Jacob Long and Greg Adams.
Jonathan Bevins, Logan’s 6-foot-7 junior center, paced the Cats with a 16-point effort. Freshman Paul Herbert Williamson also came off the bench to net 16 points. Logan’s usual starter at the point