Sectionals coming up soon for Logan boys
By Paul Adkins Sports Editor
The post-season is almost here.
It’s only about two weeks away for the Logan High School boys’ basketball team.
The Class AAA section tourney, scheduled to be hosted again by Huntington High School, are slated to open on March 3 with the play-in game between the No. 4 and No. 5 seeded teams.
Then on March 5, the No. 1 seed faces the 4/5 winner. The second game on March 5 pits the No. 2 and No. 3 seeded teams.
The sectional championship game is set for March 7. Both the sectional champion and runner-up will advance to the upcoming regional tourney.
Huntington (16-2), ranked No. 3 in the state and an 82-67 winner over the Wildcats on Monday night, are the likely No. 1 seed.
Cabell Midland (3-13) and Lincoln County (3-11) are the possible 4/5 seeds, so that would put Logan (6-9) and Spring Valley (9-6) in the likely 2/3 matchup.
The Wildcats have lost three straight games and four out of their last six but hope to turn it around.
Logan is 3-1 this season against sectional foes with two easy wins over Lincoln County and a victory over Cabell Midland. The Wildcats are not scheduled to play Spring Valley during the regular season.
Spring Valley most recently won 81-72 at home over Capital on Monday night. The Timberwolves beat Ironton (Ohio), 52-27 on Feb. 8 and lost to South Charleston, 68-63 on Feb. 6. Spring Valley fell 71-57 at Huntington on Feb. 4.
Cabell Midland has lost six straight games and 10 out of its last 11.
Lincoln County has also struggled mightily this season and are riding a six-game losing skid as well. The Panthers started out 0-5 and have lost to Logan by 59-35 and 83-47 scores.
The Wildcats are led by senior forward Brynden “Worm” Street, who averages 12.6 points per game. Junior guard Zac Acord averages 11.3 points per contest. Zak Miller checks in at 9.7 points a game.
Street is also Logan’s top rebounder at 7.7 points per contest.
Logan is shooting as a team at 41 percent per game.
Miller has made a team-high 39 3-pointers. Acord has netted 21 treys.
As a team, the Cats are just 154-for-254 for 61 percent from the free throw line.
Logan is scheduled to get back into action on Saturday night at home against Class A Tug Valley in a makeup game.
Logan is then set to play Winfield on Feb. 18 at the Charleston Civic Center In the Little General Stores Shootout at the Big House before hosting Greenbrier East on Feb. 21 on 1964 Night at Willie Akers Arena.
The Cats are then at Tug Valley on Feb. 22 in another makeup game before hosting Greater Beckley Christian on Feb. 24 in still another makeup game.
LHS closes out the regular season Feb. 25 at home against Parkersburg and Feb. 27 at Capital.
Logan High School Wildcats
2013-14 Boys’ Basketball Schedule (6-9):
Dec. 12: at Hurricane, L 63-78
Dec. 14: vs. Scott (at Chapmanville), W 52-47
Dec. 21: vs. St. Albans (at GW), L 64-68 (OT)
Dec. 28: Cabell Midland, W 63-48
Dec. 30: George Washington, L 48-68
Jan. 4: Nitro, W 69-27
Jan. 10: at Westside, L 68-90
Jan. 11: Point Pleasant (King Coal Classic at Logan), L 58-62
Jan. 14: Lincoln County, W 59-35
Jan. 17: at Greenbrier East, L 64-81
Jan. 30: Belfry, Ky., W 82-66
Feb. 4: at Lincoln County, W 83-47
Feb. 7: at Point Pleasant, L 67-73
Feb. 8: Westside, L 66-89
Feb. 10: at Huntington, L 67-82
Feb. 15: Tug Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 18: vs. Winfield (at Charleston Civic Center), 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 21: Greenbrier East (1964 Night), 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 22: at Tug Valley (makeup game), 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 24: Greater Beckley Christian (makeup game), 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 25: Parkersburg, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 27: at Capital, 7:30 p.m.
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