“This is our third game this week and I was a little worried about our coming out a little flat, especially after a big district game Friday night,” LCHS head coach Harold Tackett said.
That concern quickly vanished as the Cougars ripped apart the Storm for four quarters topping the century mark with the 103-63 victory. With three colleges on hand to scout out some of the talent, this was as good a game as any to see the Logan County team playing at their best.
“They came out and played hard and the thing I liked about it was the kids were having a lot of fun,” coach Tackett said.
Early in the first quarter the Storm made the mistake of trying to push the tempo. The Cougars who enjoy, and work to get the pace up tempo were all to willing to let the Storm speed the pace up. Then when the Storm realized they were in trouble, it was too late as the Cougars just pushed the tempo even faster. With the score reading 27-14 after one quarter, the outcome was never in doubt.
The only thing that was in doubt was how many points the Cougars could score.
The offense was clicking on all cylinders, and everything they did worked on offense and defense.
“When it works it works like clockwork and looks pretty good,” coach Tackett said.
In the second half with the Cougars well in control of the game, they eased off the gas pedal, but the points kept coming in bunches. At the end of the third quarter, the Cougars had already passed their season average and held a 75-45 lead.
Now all that was left was to see if they could get to triple digits for the first time in over a decade.
After having most of their starters on the bench for much of the fourth quarter the score slowly but surely made it’s way to the century mark.
“Our schedule has been so tough that I have not had a chance to play some of the kids who practice everyday so tonight I had that chance,” coach Tackett said.
With over a minute to play, LCHS’ Clint Knight collected an offensive rebound and scored the basket to make it 100-63. They would finish up the game beating the Storm by an even 40 points 103-63.
Twin Lancaster led the scoring with 34 points and 11 rebounds. Sajuan Watkins tossed in 26 points and pulled down 11 boards. Torin Graham picked up 14 points and Aratan Martin collected 11 points and got 12 rebounds.
Next up the Cougars will travel to Allen County-Scottsville tonight and look to push their streak to five wins in a row. The Patriots of Allen County is coming off against an upset over region favorite Glasgow and looking to knock another region power off but the Cougars will be ready.
“We have to understand that you can’t look back, you got to look ahead,” coach Tackett said.
On Friday before the boys shut down the Rebels, the Lady Cougars took on the Lady Rebels in a match up of the top teams in the district. In a match up against the top offense in the district against the top defense in the region the Lady Cougars fell just short in overtime losing 46-41.
“I was extremely proud of the girl, they implemented the game plan and stuck with it,” LCHS head coach Scot MacAllister said. “They gave us a chance to win the ball game and we fell a little short.”
They will take on Allen County tonight and will look to start the week on the right note. They will play Allen County tonight before hosting Franklin-Simpson on Friday and Todd County on Saturday in a rematch.
“Our kids realized they can play with just about anybody,” coach MacAllister said.
They will get their chance this week to solidify their spot as one of the region contenders.