Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Logan County Junior Kelby Epley knocks a ball away from a diving Ohio County player on Tuesday. The Cougars won a thriller, 82-80.

Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL

Logan County Junior Kelby Epley knocks a ball away from a diving Ohio County player on Tuesday. The Cougars won a thriller, 82-80.

Both local boys teams are off to hot starts on the court in 2017. The Logan County Cougars are (3-0) and the Russellville Panthers are (2-0) as the season gets rolling.

On Tuesday, the Cougars hosted Ohio County. Both teams charged out of the gate with aggression and determination. The held a slight advantage throughout the first half. After the first quarter, it was 21-16 in favor of the Cougars. Kelby Epley drained two 3-pointers in the first frame and finished with four on the night.

Logan County got 27 points in the 2nd quarter after Mykal Hampton and Austin Rayno caught fire. The home team led 48-42 at the break.

The third quarter saw Ohio County storm ahead with a 16-7 run. Starting the final quarter, the Cougars were trailing 58-55.

Tommy Krohn scored 10 points in the 4th to help Logan County come back and grab the win 82-80.

Krohn finished with 20 points. Austin Rayno scored 18, including three 3-pointers. Mykal Hampton also collected 18.

The win over Ohio County gave the Cougars their third victory in three tries. They will travel to Franklin-Simpson tonight for the first district game of the year.

The Panthers beat Warren East 66-62 on Tuesday on the road. Jacob Naylor sank three from outside the arc on his way to 20 total points on the night. Devin Quarles had 12, while Elijah Kemp ended with 11. Kemp grabbed eight rebounds as well.

Russellville travels to Todd County tonight for their first district game of the season.

Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL

Logan County Junior Kelby Epley knocks a ball away from a diving Ohio County player on Tuesday. The Cougars won a thriller, 82-80.

Senior Ethan Smock drives around a couple of Ohio County defenders as Caden McKinnis looks to clear a path. The Cougars won 82-80 and are (3-0.)

Austin Rayno looks for an open lane on Tuesday. The Cougars beat Ohio County 82-80.

Mykal Hampton takes a shot in the first half against Ohio County. Hampton scored 18 in the win.