Cougars get win at home


By Kelly Phillips - [email protected]



Blayke Bingham gets tangled with some McLean County Lady Cougar players on Friday.


Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Lady Cougar Kennedy Nichols drives in for a shot against McLean County on Friday. Nichols led the team in scoring.


Carlie Alvis takes a shot on Friday night at LCHS. The Lady Cougars lost 42-28.


The Lady Cougar bench reacts during the final seconds in the loss to McLean County.


Cougar Senior Ter Vareus Bowens shoots early in the game on Friday. Logan County won big, 65-42.


Austin Rayno glides in for a layup during the win on Friday night at Logan County High School.


The Cougar fans react after a 3-point shot during the game on Friday against the McLean County Cougars. Logan County won 65-42.


Kelby Epley shoots against McLean County. Logan County won their first game in over a month.


The Cougars have not tasted victory since December 17th at South Warren going into Friday night. Another group of Cougars, this pride from McLean County came to Logan County High School to try and keep LC down for yet another game. Our local Cougars won the battle, breaking the long losing streak, 65-42.

Logan County grabbed the lead early and never really slowed down. The aggressive defensive play forced several turnovers for the home team. So far on the season, Kelby Epley remains the point leader. He has made over 30 3-pointers on the year. Austin Rayno is just behind Epley. Rayno averages over 12 points per game. Third Bell is having a great year at the free-throw line, shooting over 80% with 50 plus tries. Rayno, Epley, Mykal Hampton, and Ethan Smock lead the team in rebounds.

The Lady Cougars (7-16) had a bit of trouble handling McLean County (9-10) in the opening game on Friday. Logan fell 42-28 after McLean County got hot the second half. Kennedy Nichols led the team with 11 points. Jessica Hines trailed just behind her with nine. The Lady Cougars shot for about 26% during the loss. Sarah Beth Hale hit the only 3-point shot for Logan County. Nichols and Hines each pulled down six rebounds on Friday. Jamica Key had five rebounds.

After an early week match up with the Panthers, the Lady Cougars will host Apollo (15-7) on Tuesday.

Blayke Bingham gets tangled with some McLean County Lady Cougar players on Friday.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_NDLLC.jpgBlayke Bingham gets tangled with some McLean County Lady Cougar players on Friday.

Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Lady Cougar Kennedy Nichols drives in for a shot against McLean County on Friday. Nichols led the team in scoring.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_NDLLC-2.jpgPhotos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Lady Cougar Kennedy Nichols drives in for a shot against McLean County on Friday. Nichols led the team in scoring.

Carlie Alvis takes a shot on Friday night at LCHS. The Lady Cougars lost 42-28.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_NDLLC-3.jpgCarlie Alvis takes a shot on Friday night at LCHS. The Lady Cougars lost 42-28.

The Lady Cougar bench reacts during the final seconds in the loss to McLean County.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_NDLLC-4.jpgThe Lady Cougar bench reacts during the final seconds in the loss to McLean County.

Cougar Senior Ter Vareus Bowens shoots early in the game on Friday. Logan County won big, 65-42.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_NDLLC-6.jpgCougar Senior Ter Vareus Bowens shoots early in the game on Friday. Logan County won big, 65-42.

Austin Rayno glides in for a layup during the win on Friday night at Logan County High School.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_NDLLC-7.jpgAustin Rayno glides in for a layup during the win on Friday night at Logan County High School.

The Cougar fans react after a 3-point shot during the game on Friday against the McLean County Cougars. Logan County won 65-42.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_NDLLC-8.jpgThe Cougar fans react after a 3-point shot during the game on Friday against the McLean County Cougars. Logan County won 65-42.

Kelby Epley shoots against McLean County. Logan County won their first game in over a month.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_NDLLC-9.jpgKelby Epley shoots against McLean County. Logan County won their first game in over a month.

By Kelly Phillips

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