The Logan High School boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker on Thursday night at Wyoming East, as the Wildcats fell 68-64 to the Warriors.
Logan, which beat Scott (79-42) and Herbert Hoover (72-47) in a pair of Cardinal Conference games to open the season, dropped to 2-1 overall.
Freshman David Early led Logan as the 6-foot-3 freshman point guard finished with 28 points. Jamal Minter had 10 points.
“We lost a heartbreaker,” Logan first-year coach Zach Green said. “We had a chance to tie it under the basket with two seconds left but dropped the pass and had to foul. We didn’t feel like we got a fair shake. They shot 37 foul shots. Chucky Felder came off the bench and gave us a huge spark. It’s a very tough place to play.”
No further details were available on the game.
Logan was scheduled to meet up with Robert C. Byrd on Saturday in the Big Ten/Cardinal Conference Challenge at RCB.
The Wildcats then return to action on Tuesday night at Mingo Central before hosting the Poca Dots, the defending Cardinal Conference champions, this Friday night at Logan’s Willie Akers Arena.
Logan is then off for Christmas break and won’t play again until Jan. 3 at home against the Wayne Pioneers.
Boys’ Basketball Standings
Team Conf. All
Logan 2-0 2-1
Chapmanville 1-0 2-0
Mingo Central 1-0 1-0
Wayne 0-0 0-2
Scott 0-2 0-3
Team Conf. All
Poca 1-0 2-0
Sissonville 0-0 0-0
Nitro 0-1 2-1
Winfield 0-1 1-1
Herbert Hoover 0-1 0-1
2016-17 Logan High School
Boys’ Basketball Schedule (2-1, 2-0):
Dec. 9: *Scott, W 79-42
Dec. 13: *Herbert Hoover, W 72-47
Dec. 15: at Wyoming East, L 64-68
Dec. 17: vs. Robert C. Byrd (at Cardinal Conference/Big 10 Challenge), TBA
Dec. 20: *at Mingo Central, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 23: *Poca, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 3: *Wayne, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 6: *at Scott, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 11: at Westside, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 13: *Nitro, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 20: *Chapmanville, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 24: Man, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: Wyoming East (Coalfield Shootout), 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: Westside (Coalfield Shootout), 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 31: *at Sissonville, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: at Man, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 6: vs. Bridgeport (at Charleston Civic Center), TBA
Feb. 7: *at Wayne, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 10: *at Chapmanville, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 17: *at Winfield, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 20: *Mingo Central, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 21: at Huntington, 7:30 p.m.
* Cardinal Conference game
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).