By: Paul AdkinsSports Editor
December 20, 2012
It was a big night for Logan Middle School’s Tommi Nelson on Wednesday in Ravenswood.
The Lady Wolves center recorded a double-double as she led her team to a 38-19 conference win at Ravenswood.
Nelson scored a season-high 12 points and pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds in leading Logan past the Red Devils.
“Tommi played very well around the basket tonight and controlled the boards,” LMS coach Carol Workman said. “Every night that we play Tommi and Lexi Hines put their noses in the paint and dares our opponents to battle them.”
Hines also had a good night for LMS as she finished with eight points, eight rebounds and two steals.
“Lexi got in early foul trouble and it kind of took her out of the flow of the game. I could see the frustration on her face because she was getting hammered and somehow we didn’t get the calls,” Coach Workman said.
Sydney Roberts turned in a fine game as well for the Lady Wolves with eight points, three boards and three assists.
“Sydney couldn’t get her outside shot to go so she adapted and started taking the ball to the hole, which shows another way that she is a experienced player,” Workman said.
Jamyya Knox added four points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
“Offensively we are waiting on Jamyya to break out with a double digit scoring game and it’s going to come as long as she keeps shooting,” Logan assistant coach Scott Grimmett said.
Chelsea Napier added four points, one rebound and one assist for LMS.
“Chelsea did a great job relieving Hines when she got in foul trouble,” Workman said.
Steph Curry contributed two points, nine rebounds, three steals and one assist for the winners.
“Steph is not a player that’s going to score a bunch of points, but she is going to battle on the glass and play strong defense,” Workman said.
Logan’s Beth Adkins and Jazmyne Early were credited for strong defensive play.
“Overall, our perimeter shooting was horrible. I think we’re shot around 30 percent so that is something that we will have to address immediately. We had over 40 rebounds but we shot the ball over 60 times — not a good stat,” Logan Middloe School JV coach Hazel Mollett said.
In JV action, the Lady Wolves got back on the winning trail with a 43-16 victory over Ravenswood.
Steph Eplin led the LMS attack with 10 points, six rebounds, eight steals and four assists.
“Steph stepped up tonight and played her best game of the year,” Coach Mollett said.
Alexis Perry chipped in seven points, five rebounds, five steals and two assists.
“Alexis struggled early shooting, but kept her head in the game and knocked down a few shots,” Mollett said.
Jaden Oney had seven points, three boards, two steals and an assist for LMS.
“Jaden had a nice game tonight and hopefully she will build off of this,” Mollett said.
Maggie Doss added six points, two rebounds and two assists.
“Maggie did a good job tonight getting our scoring started,” Mollett said.
Larra Elkins had five points, three rebounds and one steal.
Britney Welch and Napier each added three points and two steals.
Defensively, Logan’s Zoe Browning, Alexis Cantebury, Whitney Workman and Early all had three rebounds and two steals each.
The LMS girls are scheduled to return to action on Dec. 28 in a varsity/JV doubleheader at Madison.
Man Middle 31,
The Man Middle School girls’ basketball team improved to 1-2 on the season with a 31-18 win over Duval earlier in the week.
The Lady Pioneers were led in scoring by Hunter Harvey with nine points.
Sydney Keffer followed with eight points, while Madison Paynter had six, Baylee Gibson four and Courtney Hinkle and Allison Meade with two each.
“We played much better tonight as we did not play well offensively on Friday only scoring four points,” Man coach Orlando Washington said. “The girls got more aggressive by driving the ball to the basket and running the floor better. We still have a long way to go though our foul shooting has been terrible all season and we are not making open jump shots. We are a work in progress. We have to work harder in practice and if we do we will continue to improve in games.”
Man was scheduled to travel to Poca on Thursday for a boys/girls doubleheader.
Harts boys win two
The Harts Midddle School boys’ basketball team picked up a pair of recent wins.
Harts won 45-19 on Monday, Dec. 17 at home over Van to improve to 4-0 on the season. The Lions were a 52-26 winner at home over Man on Dec. 10.
Caleb Ellis and Drew Williamson poured in 16 points each in the Van game. Williamson also nailed two 3-pointers.
Williamson netted 19 points in the Man game, hitting three 3s. Kyle Browning connected on four 3s and finished with 16 points.
The Lions are scheduled to host Ceredo-Kenova on Friday in a boys/girls doubleheader beginning at 6 p.m. in the Larry Williamson Memorial Tournament at Harts Middle School.
“Williamson was a forward on the 1964 Harts High School basketball team. In his senior year he helped Harts win its first sectional tournament. He went on to attend the Marshall Branch of Southern West Virginia College at Logan,” Harts coach Odell Dingess said.
Williamson was drafted by the United States Army a couple of years out of high school and served in Vietnam for about a year before being killed in action, Dingess said.
“We are proud to honor him,” Dingess added.