LC teams come up short to Glasgow
Crystin Urban Sports Reporter
The Logan County basketball teams hosted a doubleheader on Tuesday night against the Glasgow Scotties. The Lady Cougars faced the undefeated Lady Scotties and fell behind early in the game. The Lady Cougars would work hard, but the Lady Scotties would end the game with a win of 73-57. The Cougars would have a good start to their game, but would eventually fall behind the Scotties and fall 86-68.
The Lady Cougars would have a tough start to their game against the Lady Scotties and fall behind fast. The Lady Cougars defense did not stand against the Lady Scotties as they put up 27 points in the first quarter. The Lady Cougars would trail behind with 11 points.
The Lady Cougars would pick up the intensity in the second quarter and start to put more points on the scoreboard, but the Lady Scotties would maintain a large gap in points. They end the first half with a 12 point lead of 39-27 over the Lady Cougars.
In the third quarter, the Lady Cougars continued to fight hard to catch up to the Lady Scotties. Halfway through the quarter, the Lady Cougars would only trail the Lady Scotties by five points, but the Lady Scotties would get it together and fly past the Lady Cougars. They would the third quarter with a 14 point lead of 57-43.
The Lady Cougars continued to stay strong and fight through the fourth quarter, but the Lady Scotties had build up a gap too big for them to catch up. The Lady Scotties would end the game with a win of 73-57.
Senior Megan Lindsey would lead the Lady Cougars with 14 points. She was followed by Kapreshia Powell with 13. Senior Laura Hunt and Maegann Hardison finished the game with 11 points each.
The Lady Cougars will head to Muhlenburg County tonight and tomorrow to compete in the Mustang Christmas Tournament. The Lady Cougars will play tonight at 5:00 p.m.
The Logan County Cougars faced the Scotties next. The Scotties started the game off with a five point lead early in the game, but with a minute left in the quarter the Cougars would take the lead of 18-17. The two teams battled but it would be the Cougars to end the first quarter with a lead of 21-20.
The Cougars would maintain their lead throughout most of the second quarter, but the Scotties were able to pass the Cougars and keep increasing their lead. The Scotties would end the second quarter with an 11 point lead of 46-35.
In the third quarter, the Cougars would begin to climb back up toward the Scotties and get within six points of their lead. The Cougars would keep working hard but would still fall short eight points as the quarter ended with a score of 50-52.
The Scotties began to pick up their game in the fourth quarter while the Cougars were slowed down with fouls called by to referees. The Scotties would score 26 points in the quarter, finalizing their win with a score of 86-68.
Ben Wright lead the Cougars with 20 points. Wright was followed by senior Clint Knight with 17, senior Landon Stratton with 16 and Taylor Blakemore with eight.
The Cougars have a long break until the annual First Southern National Bank Tournament hosted by Logan County. Games will begin next Thursday.
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