Franklin-Simpson guard Chase Gooch passes a ball as Kelby Epley and Mykal Hampton close in during the game on Monday. Logan County fell 65-61 in a shocking upset.

Franklin-Simpson guard Chase Gooch passes a ball as Kelby Epley and Mykal Hampton close in during the game on Monday. Logan County fell 65-61 in a shocking upset.

The Logan County Cougars came into the 13th District tournament with their heads held high as the number 1 seed this week. The only problem was those pesky Franklin-Simpson Wildcats. Franklin was the number 4 seed in this tournament, but seemed to have Logan County figured out all season. The Wildcats came into this one with only six wins on the entire year. Two of those were against Logan County. After Monday night, they now have three against the Cougars. Franklin pulled off the upset 65-61.

The game started out with both teams trading shots back and forth. The Cougars had five different players score in the 16-point first quarter. Kelby Epley had five points the first round as LC held a 16-15 lead going into the first break.

Franklin turned it up going into the second. They managed 17 points while Logan got ten, mostly on free-throws. It was 32-26 at halftime in favor of the underdog Wildcats.

After the half, both teams swapped baskets once more. It was a nearly level quarter with Franklin-Simpson scoring 12 to Logan County's 11 points.

Going into the final eight minutes, Franklin held a 44-37 lead. Sam

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Blackwell scored nine for the Cats. Epley hit two 3-pointers and a free-throw for the Cougars. Mykal Hampton dropped seven in the fourth quarter. Logan County out scored Franklin in the last frame, but fell just short. The final buzzer sounded and Franklin-Simpson will be playing in the championship on Friday against Todd County.

For the Cougars, Epley had 18 points. Hampton followed up with 14. Third Bell found a grove after the break and scored 11.

Franklin's Sam Blackwell had 17 on the night. Dayveon Haris had 12. Dee Ragland and Colin Thompson each finished with 11.

The Cougars finish the season at (15-14.) This year was a vast improvement over last season when Logan County only managed seven wins and had 20 losses.

Franklin-Simpson guard Chase Gooch passes a ball as Kelby Epley and Mykal Hampton close in during the game on Monday. Logan County fell 65-61 in a shocking upset.

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Logan County Senior Austin Rayno glides in for a shot against the Wildcats on Monday. Franklin-Simpson pulled the upset and beat Logan County, 65-61.

Logan County's Third Bell takes his shot against Franklin on Monday night. The Wildcats won the game by four to advance to the final on Friday.

Mykal Hampton blocks a shot from Franklin's Alex Gilbert during the opening round of the district tournament. The Wildcats won 65-61.