Cougars, Lady Cougars pick up district wins
Crystin Urban Sports Reporter
On Friday night the Logan County teams faced fellow 13th district players from Franklin-Simpson for the second time this season. The Lady Wildcats are ranked first in the district, and would end the night with another win over the Lady Cougars with a score of 58-42. The Wildcats were able to beat the Cougars earlier this season, but the Cougars would take control and win their game 60-56.
The Lady Cougars would have a good start to their game against the Lady Wildcats. The Lady Cougars would have small lead early in the quarter, but would end the first quarter behind 9-10. In the second quarter, the Lady Wildcats would take off, leaving the Lady Cougars far behind. The Lady Cougars would trail 17 points with a score of 15-32 at the half.
The Lady Cougars would have another bad quarter and score only six points in the third, the Lady Wildcats would continue with a lead of 45-21 at the end of the third. In the fourth quarter, the Lady Cougars would begin to pick up their game. The Lady Cougars would work hard and end up scoring 21 points. But even with those points, the Lady Wildcats would still end the game with a win of 58-42, remaining undefeated in the district.
Senior Katelyn Jones led the Lady Cougars with 11 points. Taleia Mason, senior Deja Thompson and Kapreshia Powell would all end the game with six points each.
Next game was between the Cougars and the Wildcats. Earlier in the season, the Wildcats would walk away with a 66-50 win over the Cougars. The Cougars were determined that was not going to happen again.
The Cougars would come out with great intensity in the first quarter, gaining the lead early and were able to maintain it. They would end the first quarter with a small lead of 15-12. In the second quarter, the Wildcats fought back and would take the lead. The Cougars would fight back harder, regaining the lead at the end of the quarter with a score of 28-26.
The Cougars would begin to slow down in the third quarter and not be able to make much happen offensively, while the Wildcats kept pushing toward the lead. By the end of third quarter, the Cougars would lose their lead, trailing 35-40 after the Wildcats.
The fourth quarter would be big for the Cougars. They would come out strong and be able to work back up to their lead with three minutes remaining in the game. They would continue to fight hard and hit their free throw shots, ending the game with a big win of 60-56 over the Wildcats.
Ben Wright would lead the Cougars with 25 points. Senior Landon Stratton would follow with 16 points and Taylor Blakemore with 10.
Tonight, Logan County will host a double-header against Barren County. The Lady Cougars will play at 6:00 and the Cougars will follow at approximately 7:30.
Because of the bad weather last week, Logan County has decided to celebrate homecoming on Thursday. They will be hosting a double-header against Daviess County that starts at 6:00 p.m. and the King and Queen will be announced in between games.
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