Sarah Beth Hale takes a shot from the corner against Russellville. Logan County won 60-33.

Sarah Beth Hale takes a shot from the corner against Russellville. Logan County won 60-33.

By Kelly Phillips

kphillips@newsdemocratleader.com

There was not an empty parking spot to be found at Russellville High School on Friday night. The first Clash of the Cats was held in front of a packed house. Logan County got the sweep after winning both games over the Panthers.

The Lady Cougars and Lady Panthers hit the hardwood first. Logan County took control of the game early. Paige Vanzant piled up ten points in the first quarter and Addie White nailed two 3-pointers to help LC take a 24-7 lead after one.

At the half, The visiting Lady Cougars were cruising with a 40-20 advantage. The Logan County defense held all Russellville shooters under ten points in the game. The final was 60-33.

DeShala LeBlanc and Anastasia Dowlen led the Lady Panthers with nine points each. A'miyah Collier finished with eight.

Kennedy Nichols had 14 for the Lady Cougars. Paige Vanzant finished with 12. Sarah Beth Hale had nine points, all coming in the second half.

The win for Logan County puts the record at (8-5) on the year. They are (2-0) in district play.

Russellville suffered only the third loss of the season for the team. The Lady Panthers (11-3) are (1-1) in the 13th district.

The boys game stayed a bit closer through the first quarter. Logan finished the first frame with only a six-point lead, 21-15. Jacob Naylor hit three shots and two free throws in the first for eight. Elijah Kemp nailed a three early.

The Cougars had six different players score in the first quarter. Rooster Woodard hit for six.

By halftime, the Cougars were up 44-20. The game was never within reach for Russellville after the break. Logan County hit four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter alone to ice the game.

The final score was 87-60 in favor of Logan County. Rooster Woodard led the Cougars with 20 points. Kelby Epley scored 17, including three 3's. Senior Third Bell finished with 15.

Jacob Naylor continued to pour on the points in the game against Logan. Naylor racked up 29 and averages 27.2 per game. He has 381 points on the season. Elijah Kemp had nine points while shooting six-for-six from the free throw line.

The Cougars (13-2) remain undefeated in district play this season. They will play Todd County Central this Friday.

The Panthers (5-9) will be at home against Franklin-Simpson on Friday.