It’s been a rough season for the Logan High School boys’ basketball team.
The Wildcats hoped to beat Capital on Thursday night during its annual Senior Night game but the Cougars had other ideas as they handed Logan a 55-48 loss at Willie Akers Arena.
Logan closed out the regular season with a 7-15 record.
The Wildcats drew the No. 3 seed for the upcoming Class AAA sectional tournament where they are scheduled to play No. 2 seed Spring Valley on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Cabell Midland High School in Barboursville.
Carrington Morris had a double-double for Capital with 26 points and 10 rebounds. The Cougars are now 9-14.
Chase Preston led Logan with 12 points.
Logan honored its seven senior players — T.J. Tomblin, Trent Dalton, C.J. Williams, Brant Williams, A.J. Reynolds, Eric Burnette and Zak Hatfield.
Reynolds and Dalton tossed in eight points each, while Worm Street had six, Z. Minnick five and C.J. Reynolds four. Zak Miller and Burnette had two each, while Tomblin had one point.
Dalton received the Willie Akers Scholarship Award prior to the game.
Capital led 13-12 after one quarter, 25-21 at the half and 37-34 after three. The Cougars then outscored Logan 18-14 in the fourth.
Logan now shifts focus to Wednesday night’s sectional game against Spring Valley. Logan did not play the Timberwolves during the regular season. Spring Valley enters the game with just a 5-15 record.
A victory by Logan over Spring Valley will put the Cats in next Friday night’s Class AAA sectional tournament championship game. It would also place Logan in the regional tourney on March 5.
The 3A sectionals begin Monday with a play-in contest between host Cabell Midland (6-16) and Lincoln County (11-11). Wednesday’s other semifinal pits No. 1 seed Huntington (15-6) against either Cabell Midland or Lincoln County at 6 p.m.
A loss by Logan to Spring Valley would end the season for the Cats.
Logan 34 (OT)
The Logan Middle School boys’ basketball team saw its season come to a close with Thursday night’s 38-34 overtime loss at home to Ripley in the Mid-Valley Conference championship game.
The Timberwolves held a seven-point lead with three minutes to play but could not hold.
Braxton Goff led LMS with 10 points.
Ripley’s Jamison Hunt drilled four 3-pointers and finished with 13 points. Hunt hit a deep 3 to send the game into overtime. He then scored the go-ahead bucket in the extra period.