The Lady Cougars beat Caverna 58-54 on Tuesday night in a nailbiter to move to 3-0 on the season.
“We forced Caverna into 41 turnovers and we needed every one of them,” LCHS coach Scot MacAllister said. “We are playing an unconventional style of basketball that suits the kids that we have and some days we'll come out and score big and other days we'll miss shots, it's all a part of a definite statistical formula. Fortunately, we exceeded our goals in other areas as our shooting percentage was almost non-existent.”
Logan County shot just 19 percent from the field, but it was just good enough to beat the Lady Colonels.
“Thankfully, we put up 91 shots, and we needed every one of those as well,” MacAllister said. “Victoria Elliott and Markita Pheal turned up the defensive pressure in the 4th which got us going as the Lady Colonels turned it over 19 times in the fourth. Ann Dorris hit a key 3 to accelerate the momentum swing and Sarah Speck scored nine of her game high 21 points in the 4th to go along with her game high 21 rebounds. Free throws were a big key in that fourth quarter surge as we hit 10 of 13, Sarah, Kayla and Markita Pheal were all perfect in the fourth from the charity stripe.”
In addition to Speck’s 21 points and 21 rebounds, Dorris also scored 11 points for the Lady Cougars.
Kayla MacAllister had seven points and eight rebounds.
Michelle England and Victoria Elliot had six points apiece. Pheal had five points and Maegan Williams two.
Joslin Austin led Caverna with 13 points.
Logan County (3-0) will be back in action tonight at Franklin-Simpson in the first District 13 game of the season.