Cougars, Panthers fall in return to court

OJ Stapleton Editor

January 13, 2014

The Logan County and Russellville high school boys’ basketball teams got back into action on Friday night after spending a week off thanks to the severe cold weather last week.

Both teams had been off since playing each other in the first “Clash of the Cats” of the season on Jan. 3 - and neither was able to pick up a victory.

The Cougars had beaten Russellville 80-74 to pick up their first victory of the season, but were unable to secure their second with a 73-67 home loss to Todd County Central on Friday night.

With the loss, Logan County’s overall record dropped to just 1-7 overall on the season. Logan County’s district record also slid to 1-2.

The Cougars will be trying to get back on the winning track with a pair of games this week. They host Allen County-Scottsville tonight in a girl-boy doubleheader. The girls’ teams will take the court at 6 p.m. with the boys game to follow.

Then on Friday night, Logan County will try and get revenge on Todd Central in another girl-bout doubleheader in Elkton.

The Russellville Panthers didn’t have any success either on Friday night as they fell 76-63 at Christian County.

It was the second straight loss in a row for the Panthers, who had appeared to be turning things around with a pair of victories in the First Southern National Bank Classic over the Christmas break.

Now Russellville will try and pick up victories with a pair of home games this week. The Panthers hos Greenwood tonight in a girl-boy doubleheader starting at 6 p.m. Then on Friday night, the Panthers host Franklin-Simpson in another girl-boy doubleheader.

Friday night will also be basketball homecoming for RHS with the girls game tipping off at 6 p.m.