Logan County teams fall behind Franklin-Simpson
Crystin Urban Sports Reporter
The Logan County basketball teams traveled to the home of their district rivals on Friday night as they went head to head with the Wildcats. The Lady Cougars played first and would fall behind early to the Lady Wildcats and end the game with a loss of 60-57. The Cougars went on to face the Wildcats and would also have a rough start to the game, resulting in another loss of 66-50.
The Lady Cougars started out with a close game against the Lady Wildcats. The two teams would keep an low score in the beginning and end the first quarter with the Lady Cougars trailing 4-8. The Lady Cougars would tie the game 8-8 early in the second quarter, but the Lady Wildcats would take off and score 22 points, ending the first half with a big lead of 30-19.
The third quarter would be rough for the Lady Cougars as they only score four points while the Lady Wildcats continued on to increase their lead. The Lady Wildcats would end the third quarter with a 18 point lead of 41-23 over the Lady Cougars.
In the fourth quarter, the Lady Cougars would take off and begin to make a comeback against the Lady Wildcats. The Lady Cougars would fight and only trail the Lady Wildcats by nine points, but there was not enough time for the Lady Cougars to make a full comeback. Even though they scored 24 points in the quarter, the Lady Cougars would still fall 47-60.
Senior Megan Lindsey would lead the Lady Cougars with 11 points. She was followed by senior Katelyn Jones and Kapreshia Powell who had nine each. Cierra Johnson would end the game with six points.
The Cougars would face the Wildcats next. The Cougars would have a rough start to the game, falling behind 10-2 to the Wildcats halfway through the first quarter, and would end the quarter down 16-9. The Wildcats would take off in the second quarter and add 16 points to their score. The Cougars would fight hard but ended the second quarter down 15-32.
The third quarter would be big for the Cougars as they played smart and scored 21 points. But even with the big quarter, the Cougars still followed behind the Wildcats 50-36. The Cougars continued to fight and would have another big quarter, but the Wildcats lead would be to big for the Cougars as they fell 66-50.
Taylor Blakemore would lead with 14 points for the Cougars. He was followed by senior Landon Stratton with 11 and Ben Wright with 10.
The Logan County teams will play tonight as they play in a double-header against Glasgow. The Lady Cougars will begin the night starting at 6 p.m. and the Cougars will follow at around 7:30.
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