The Logan High School basketball team was on a roll heading into Tuesday night’s road game at Winfield.
The Wildcats had won two straight and hoped to get their three-game road swing off to a good start.
Winfield was in a tailspin as the Generals had lost four straight games.
It seemed to be lined up Logan’s way.
Winfield, however, turned the tables on Logan by upending the Wildcats 71-53 and moving to 3-6 on the season.
Logan, which heads north and plays at Wheeling Park on Friday night and at Brooke on Saturday afternoon, fell to 5-5.
The Wildcats had won back-to-back games last weekend with home wins over Princeton and Point Pleasant.
Logan, however, had no answer for Winfield’s balanced scoring attack.
Peyton Moore led the way with 21 points, while Brian Fisher had 19 points and eight rebounds. Braeden McGrew finished with 16 points as he nailed down four 3-pointers. Andrew Huff also broke into double digits with 13 points.
Kyle Porter drained four 3s on the night and led Logan with 19 points.
Khalil Murphy added 10 points for Logan. Jamal Minter had seven, Braxton Goff six and Ben Kazee and Augustine Chukwu-Noe tallied five each. Will Akers chipped in with three points.
Winfield led Logan by as many as 13 points early in the game but kept chipping away at the Generals.
The Cats cut the deficit down to as little as three points late in the second quarter.
Logan seemed to have the momentum, however, Winfield was able to sink a half-court 3-point shot at the buzzer, taking a 38-32 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The Wildcats stayed in it, outscoring Winfield 15-13 in the third quarter to make it a 51-47 ballgame after three.
Winfield, though, pulled away from Logan in the fourth quarter, outpointing the Cats 20-6 to ice the victory.
Logan travels to Wheeling Park on Friday to play the 5-2 Patriots. Logan beat Park 63-48 in the Class AAA state championship game in 2010.
The Patriots last played on Jan. 8 with a 66-60 win at home over Brooke. Wheeling Park has lost this season to Taylor Allderdice, Pa. (62-48) and to Morgantown (61-59). Park has wins over University (58-53), Lewis County (63-40), Preston (74-49) and Hurricane (80-72).
Logan then plays at Brooke on Saturday at 4 p.m. The Bruins are just 1-7 with the only win being a 69-43 victory over Indian Creek, Ohio, in the season opener.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).