Logan falls to Lady Purples in region


By OJ Stapleton - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com



Photo by Chris Cooper Logan County Lady Cougar Cierra JohnsonPhoto by Chris Cooper battles two Bowling Green Purples as she drives towards the goal.


Photo by Chris Cooper Taleia Mason takes her time coming down the court as she sets up her play with ref trying to catch up.


Photo by Chris Cooper Lady Cougar Abbey Lindsey passes the ball to fellow player Jessica Hines.


Photo by Chris Cooper Lady Cougar Cierra Johnson struggles to keep the ball out of the hands of a Lady Purple.


Photo by Chris Cooper Trying to block Bowling Green’s pass in are Lady Cougars Tori Pollard and Brooke Barnes. Pictured in the background is Lady Cougar Cierra Johnson.


Photo by Chris Cooper Lady Cougar Taleia Mason goes up for the basket at the regional tournament played at Western Friday night.


The Logan County High School girls’ basketball team saw its season come to an end on Friday night in the semifinals of the Fourth Region Tournament in a hard-fought 60-51 loss to Bowling Green at Western Kentucky University’s E.A. Diddle Arena.

The Lady Cougars led at the end of each of the first, second and third quarters, but were unable to hold on and were outscored 24-13 in the final period.

MarKiziah Mimms of Bowling Green hit a pair of back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Lady Purples ahead early in the fourth quarter. Mimms finished with a game-high 17 points.

Cierra Johnson, who hit a buzzer beater at the end of the third to give LCHS the lead, lead the Lady Cougars in scoring with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Taleia Mason had 10 points, four assists and three steals. Rachel Barnett led Logan County in rebounds with 10 to go along with her eight points. Torrie Pollard led her team in assists with five and also collected seven rebounds.

Logan County shot 36 percent from the field in the game, going 10-for-28. The Lady Cougars were just 3-for-20 on 3-point shots and 10-of-16 from the foul line.

Bowling Green was 17-of-49 from the field for 34.7 percent, and was 4-for-12 from behind the arc. The Lady Purples converted 22-of-28 foul shots.

It was the second straight season that the Lady Cougars fell to the Lady Purples just one game short of the region championship.

Bowling Green then went on to win the Fourth Region title, knocking off Glasgow 50-47 in the title game on Saturday.

Photo by Chris Cooper Logan County Lady Cougar Cierra JohnsonPhoto by Chris Cooper battles two Bowling Green Purples as she drives towards the goal.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0316.jpgPhoto by Chris Cooper Logan County Lady Cougar Cierra JohnsonPhoto by Chris Cooper battles two Bowling Green Purples as she drives towards the goal.

Photo by Chris Cooper Taleia Mason takes her time coming down the court as she sets up her play with ref trying to catch up.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0333.jpgPhoto by Chris Cooper Taleia Mason takes her time coming down the court as she sets up her play with ref trying to catch up.

Photo by Chris Cooper Lady Cougar Abbey Lindsey passes the ball to fellow player Jessica Hines.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0347.jpgPhoto by Chris Cooper Lady Cougar Abbey Lindsey passes the ball to fellow player Jessica Hines.

Photo by Chris Cooper Lady Cougar Cierra Johnson struggles to keep the ball out of the hands of a Lady Purple.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0314.jpgPhoto by Chris Cooper Lady Cougar Cierra Johnson struggles to keep the ball out of the hands of a Lady Purple.

Photo by Chris Cooper Trying to block Bowling Green’s pass in are Lady Cougars Tori Pollard and Brooke Barnes. Pictured in the background is Lady Cougar Cierra Johnson.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0317.jpgPhoto by Chris Cooper Trying to block Bowling Green’s pass in are Lady Cougars Tori Pollard and Brooke Barnes. Pictured in the background is Lady Cougar Cierra Johnson.

Photo by Chris Cooper Lady Cougar Taleia Mason goes up for the basket at the regional tournament played at Western Friday night.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0345.jpgPhoto by Chris Cooper Lady Cougar Taleia Mason goes up for the basket at the regional tournament played at Western Friday night.

By OJ Stapleton

ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact OJ Stapleton, email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact OJ Stapleton, email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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