It was a successful debut for Logan High School’s Ben Kazee on Friday night as the Wildcats knocked off Princeton 51-37 at Logan’s Willie Akers Arena.
Kazee tallied a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds as the Wildcats evened its record to 4-4 on the season.
Kazee, a Nigerian National and a 6-foot-8 center, transfered to Logan from Chapmanville Regional High School where he played for Coach Allan Hatcher last season. He was recently declared eligible to play.
Augustine Chukwu-Noe also broke into double digits in scoring with 16 points for Logan in the win.
Princeton was led by Colton Fix, who nailed three 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 17 points.
Logan was scheduled to get back into action with Saturday night’s home game against Point Pleasant.
The Cats then have three straight away games — Tuesday at Winfield, Jan. 15 at Wheeling Park and Jan. 16 at Brooke.
CHAPMANVILLE — The Class AA No. 1-ranked and defending state champion Poca Dots rolled over the Chapmanville Regional High School basketball team with Friday night’s 93-43 dismantling of the Tigers at CRHS.
Kaden Meeks led Poca with a career-high 36 points. Meeks was 15-for-19 from the floor and canned 6-of-8 from beyond the 3-point arc. Poca was 13-for-23 from 3-point land.
Poca, which went 1-2 over Christmas break in the elite Beach Ball Classic at Myrtle Beach, S.C., improved to 7-2 on the season.
Chapmanville, 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the Cardinal Conference, trailed 43-24 at the half.
The Dots also got 18 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three steals from Elijah Cuffee, who is headed to play at Liberty University.
Chapmanville played the game without top scorer Drew Williamson, who was out due to injury. The Tigers trailed 18-0 in the first quarter and the rout was on.
Dylan Smith led Chapmanville with 16 points and Kyle Browning added 12. The Tigers shot just 28 percent from the floor.
The Tigers are back into action on Tuesday night at home against Tolsia. CRHS hosts Man next Friday.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).