Crystin Urban Sports Reporter
December 31, 2013
The Logan County Cougars took three tough losses in the First Southern National Bank Christmas Classic this past week. The Cougars would fall to Pickett County, Spring Hill and Caldwell County to finish eight place in the tournament.
The Cougars faced the Pickett County Bobcats on Thursday night to begin the tournament. The Cougars would fall behind fast in the game and trail behind the Bobcats 10-21 at the end of the first quarter. The Bobcats would continue to score points and lead 42-28 going into the second half of the game.
The Cougars would only score five points in the third quarter, as the Bobcats increased their lead to 62-33 by the end of the third quarter. The Bobcats would finish the game scoring 20 points in the fourth quarter, with a win of 82-50 over the Cougars.
J.R. Morrow and Dalton Furlow would lead the Cougars with 10 points each. Senior Clint Knight would follow with seven and senior Landon Stratton with five.
The Cougars would go on the face the Spring Hill Raiders on Friday. The Cougars would have a good start to the game and would end the first quarter with a small lead of 16-14. The Cougars would continue to work hard in the second quarter and maintain their lead. They would finish the first half up 31-27.
The third quarter would be tough as they only score six points, while the Raiders flew past them and would take the lead of 48-37 by the end of the quarter. The Raiders would continue to score points, leaving the Cougars behind to fall 56-69.
Ben Wright would lead the Cougars with 20 points. He was followed by Lorenzo Garcia with 16 and Knight with 14.
The Cougars would go into the seventh place game against the Caldwell County Tigers on Saturday. The Tigers would have a good start to the game and end the first quarter with a lead of 26-13 over the Cougars. The Cougars would have a big second quarter, scoring 21 points, but the Tigers would still pull out with a 50-34 lead going into the second half.
The Cougars would still begin to pick up their game in the third quarter, but the Tigers would continue to dominate and end the third quarter with a 14 point lead of 65-15. The Cougars would score 19 points in the fourth quarter, but the Tigers would end the quarter with 24 points. The Cougars would fall 70-89.
Ben Wright would have a big game, leading the Cougars with 24 points. Senior Clint Knight would follow with 16 points and senior Landon Stratton would finish with 13.
The Cougars will host the Russellville Panthers on Friday night in the Clash of the Cats game. They will play at around 7:30 p.m.