The Logan County Lady Cougars improved their District 13 record to 4-0 on Friday night with a 36-32 victory over the visiting Todd County Central Lady Rebels.
A large crowd was on hand at LCHS main gym to watch as the game remained close throughout.
After the first quarter the game was tied 10-10. Three-pointers by Taleia Mason and Torrie Pollard to open the scoring in the second quarter gave the Lady Cougars the lead and made the score 18-12 just two minutes into the period.
It seemed the Logan County squad may be about to run away with the game when they stretched their lead to 21-13 at 3:42 to go in the first half. But consecutive baskets by Lady Rebel Jayde Robinson brought the score back to a tie 21-21 with 1:11 to go in the half.
Shortly after, another Todd County basket gave the Lady Rebels the lead 23-21. With eight seconds to go, Brooke Barnes found herself at the free-throw line for two shots. Barnes missed both tries and she and her team when into the half-time break trailing 23-21.
The Lady Cougars began the second half with possession of the ball. In short order they got the ball down low to Barnes and she hit her shot, tying the game at 23-23.
Fans in attendance were entertained, as the third quarter saw four tie-scores and three lead changes, as the Lady Rebels refused to back down.
In a game that was becoming more psychical as it went on. At less than a minute remaining in the third quarter, Torrie Pollard picked up her fourth foul. Head Coach Finley Baird was forced to sit one of her best 3-point shooters and ball-handlers.
The third quarter ended in a 30-30 tie.
The Lady Rebels quickly scored to open the fourth quarter. Shortly after, Jessica Hines scored on an excellent inbound pass from under the Logan County basket by Cierra Johnson. Hines continued to shine when she scored inside again—this time the result of an excellent pass by Ann-Meguiar Bouldin. Hines’ field goals produced two ties and a lead change to open the fourth quarter. At 4:49 to go in the game the Lady Cougars had the lead 34-32. There would be no more field goals in the game.
Pollard reentered the game with her four fouls at 3:53.
As the game wound down, both teams would be unable to get a shot to fall or to hit a free throw. Todd County missed six free throws and the Lady Cougars missed five.
Brooke Barnes continued to get big rebounds as the Lady Rebels missed shots that would tie the game. It was Barnes who scored the first points in four minutes of play when she hit the first of a two free throws and made the score 35-32.
At 46.2 seconds to go Pollard fouled out of the game when she grabbed a Lady Rebel that had just stolen the ball.
Todd County had a good look at a three-point basket with less than 30 seconds remaining; the shot rattled in, then out, of the basket.
With 2.89 seconds remaining, Hines hit one of two free throws. That was followed by a quick long shot and miss by the Lady Rebels as time expired.
Final score Todd County Central 32, Logan County 36.
Mason led the team with 11 points and Pollard added eight. Hines and Rachel Barnett grabbed eight rebounds each, and Hines also scored eight points.