Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Lady Cougar Junior Halie Borders drives toward the hoop on Thursday night at Todd County. The Lady Cougars fell 60-44 for their first district loss of the season.

Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL

Lady Cougar Junior Halie Borders drives toward the hoop on Thursday night at Todd County. The Lady Cougars fell 60-44 for their first district loss of the season.

Logan County hit the road for a 13th District boys/girls doubleheader at Todd County Central High School on Thursday. The results of the boys game put the Cougars in first place in the district. Logan County beat Todd County for the second time this season. They are now (3-2) in district play, while Todd County slips to (2-2.)

The ladies beat the Lady Rebels in the first meeting back on Dec. 15 at Logan County High School. Todd County turned the tables on Thursday night and held on for a 60-44 victory. The Lady Cougars and Lady Rebels are both (3-1) in the district.

The Lady Cougars held a 19-13 lead over the Lady Rebels after the first quarter of play. Sarah Beth Hale came out of the gates shooting hot. She drained two 3-pointers and hit another shot for two in the first frame. Logan County went silent in the 2nd quarter as Todd County dropped 17 and held the Lady Cougars to only four.

After slipping to a trailing score of 23-30 at the half, the Lady Cougars couldn’t get the shots to fall for the remainder of the contest. They scored nine points in the third quarter of play, five of those came on free-throws. Six out of their 12 points in the final quarter were also free-throws.

Kennedy Nichols scored 13 in the game. Hale scored nine, while Paige and Peyton Vanzant each had six. Nichols added 15 rebounds to put her at 186 on the season.

The Lady Cougars will play another district game on Friday against Franklin-Simpson at LCHS.

The men took the court for the second game and fought to the end for a thrilling victory. The Cougars won 64-62.

Todd County jumped on top early in the game. They held a 21-13 advantage after one. Kelby Epley hit two 3’s early in the contest. The Cougars watched Austin Rayno get hot in the second quarter and help tie it up at the half. The 18 points scored by Logan County before the break evened the score at 31.

Third Bell, Mykal Hampton, and Reggie Powell hit a few short baskets after the half. Rayno hit another three and four free-throws to put Logan up 46-42 going into the 4th quarter.

Todd County out scored the Cougars in the last quarter, but LC hit nearly all of their free-throws and held on to the two-point lead as the final buzzer sounded at Todd County Central High School.

Rayno scored 26 in the win. Epley followed with 15, while Third Bell finished with 13.

The Cougars will host Muhlenberg County tonight at home before another district game on Friday as Franklin comes to town.

Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL

Lady Cougar Junior Halie Borders drives toward the hoop on Thursday night at Todd County. The Lady Cougars fell 60-44 for their first district loss of the season.

Paige Vanzant soars to the basket for two of her six points on the evening. The Lady Cougars host Franklin-Simpson on Friday.

Third Bell dives for a loose ball in the win over the Rebels on Thursday. Bell had 13 points in the game.

The Logan County Cougars celebrate after getting the lead on Todd County on Thursday. The Cougars won 64-62.

Austin Rayno steals the ball away from a Todd County player. Rayno scored 26 in the big district win on the road.

The Logan County cheerleaders followed the basketball teams to Todd County on Thursday. Kile Todd is pictured doing a backflip during a timeout.

Logan County Senior Mykal Hampton shoots during the 64-62 win over Todd County on Thursday.

The Cougar student section offers some help to the referee during the district win over the Todd County Central Rebels.

Meredith Johnson attempts a steal against Todd County on Thursday.