This would be a great test to see where both the Lady Cougars and Cougars stood in their respective region.
The Lady Cougars found out they still had some work to do as they got blown out by the Lady Scotties 64-26. The Cougars had the game within their grasps but Glasgow held off the hard charging Cougars 69-65.
In the first part of the night's double header saw the Lady Cougars coming off a road victory at Fort Campbell and entering with a three game streak squared off against the fearsome Lady Scotties. They quickly found out why they were considered one of the favorites in the region. The Lady Cougars got hit hard when Glasgow sprinted out to a 13-0 lead before they could muster a bucket. Glasgow shredded Logan County's full court press again and again as they got easy basket over and over as they built a 22-4 lead after one quarter. In the second quarter the points continued coming as Logan County never mustered any kind of offense. By half time Glasgow had pretty much ended the game, ahead 38-8.
In the second half the Lady Cougars finally fought back. They started attacking Glasgow's full court press, they started grabbing the boards a little more aggressively. But it wasn't enough the Lady Scotties were just too much. Then to add injury to insult Logan County's key reserve Polly Cowan went down with what appeared to be a bad elbow injury. She left the game to have her elbow examined. Her status for the next game is unknown. Once the dust had settled the Lady Cougars dropped their record back to .500 with the 64-26 loss. They will look to rebound against unbeaten Todd County on Friday.
To cap off the night the region favorite Glasgow squared off against the Cougars. The Cougars were eager to make an early statement by taking the Scotties down. In the first quarter the Scotties powered out to a 16-9 lead. It appeared that the Cougars were playing almost too fast as Glasgow looked to put the up and coming Cougars down easily.
Well in the second quarter the Cougars roared back. They went on a 9-2 run to get right back into the game. They would close the gap, but never get back over the hump and went into the half down by one 26-25.
In the second half it was as if two heavy weight boxers were going at it. Both exchanged heavy blows to each other but neither could get the upper hand as they went into the fourth quarter tied at 41. Logan County would hold a lead with four minutes left in the game but Glasgow slowly, inexorably, pulled even and then would eventually take the lead with a little over two minutes left. The Cougars made a desperate push in the waning seconds but Glasgow hit some clutch free throws and held off the hard charging Cougars. Despite losing the Cougars got tested and almost took down the region favorites. They will take on the Rebels on Friday in their second district match up of the year.
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