The Logan County Cougars boys basketball team faced a tough test on Tuesday. The Cougars were riding an impressive 17-game winning streak coming into the game against a dangerous Greenwood team. After a thrilling four quarters, Logan County now has 18 wins in a row. The final was 75-66.

The Lady Cougars squared off against the Lady Gators in the opening contest. It was a tight game for the first eight minutes. Logan County held a 15-14 lead after one. Addie White, Paige Vanzant, and Peyton Vanzant each knocked down 3’s in the 1st period. Before trotting into the locker room at the half, Logan County created a little breathing room. After scoring 18 in the second frame, the halftime score was 33-22.

After the break, Greenwood tried to ease back into the game. The Lady Gators scored 16 in the 3rd, only trailing by nine points going into the final eight minutes. In the fourth quarter, Greenwood was forced to foul in order to have hope. Unfortunately for them, they fouled the Vanzant twins. The accurate and dependable Paige and Peyton Vanzant hit 13-of-14 from the line in the 4th quarter. Kennedy Nichols added two more. Greenwood committed 11 fouls in the final period. Logan County scored 17 points and took the win 64-51.

Paige Vanzant finished the night with 25 points. Peyton Vanzant scored 19 and was 12-for-12 from the free throw line. Addie White continued to nail the 3-pointers and finished with nine points. Kennedy Nichols had eight points in the win.

The Lady Cougars (12-13) will host Allen County on Saturday.

The Cougars took the court in the late game against the Gators. The Gators were expected to give Logan County a challenge in this one. For most of the game, that is exactly what happened. The first points of the game went to Greenwood. Logan County had a shot blocked on their first trip down the floor. Soon, the scoring would go back and forth until the end of the first saw a score of 13-12 in favor of the home team Cougars.

Both teams picked up the pace in the second frame. Logan had 21 points behind the scoring of seven different players in the 2nd period. Greenwood put up 16 and trailed the Cougars 34-28 going into the locker room.

The third quarter saw Logan outscore the Gators 16-11. Jay Hardison and Brady Griggs had long shots in the quarter. Going into the final period, it was 50-39 with Greenwood picking up steam.

The Cougar defense had contained the Gator 3-point attack for most of the game. The wall collapsed in the final period. Greenwood nailed eight 3-point shots in the final eight minutes. Cougar fans were on their feet and shifting nervously as they watched the scoreboard gap close as the minutes ticked away.

Hardison hit another three in the quarter. Rooster Woodard and Dalton Thompson each sank a pair of baskets. The Cougars made most of their money in the 4th quarter on free throws. The Gators fouled nine times in the desperation quarter. Logan County took advantage. They collected 12 free points when they needed them most. The 25 points scored in the 4th were plenty enough to fight off the late Gator attack. The final was 75-66.

Six players finished in double digits for Logan County. Dalton Thompson led with 14. Rooster Woodard had 12 in the game. Jose Nazario and Dylan Basham finished with 11 each. Nathaniel Vick and Jay Hardison closed out the win with ten points apiece.

The (22-3) Cougars have the best record in the 4th Region. They will host Allen County (12-12) on Saturday.