The same old bugaboo came back to bite the Logan High School boys’ basketball team in Friday night’s home loss to Beckley Woodrow Wilson in the regular season finale.
A lack of offense.
Beckley blew past the low-scoring Wildcats with a 59-41 victory at Logan’s Willie Akers Arena.
Logan dropped to 9-12 on the season with the loss while the Flying Eagles soared to 20-2.
The Wildcats haven’t scored 60 or more points since Jan. 9 when Logan won 76-30 at home over lowly Point Pleasant. That was 12 games away.
Isaiah Francis poured in 22 points to lead Beckley. Ty Walton added 11 points.
No Logan player reached double digits in scoring.
Will Akers led the way with nine points as he drilled a trio of 3-point shots. Ben Kazee and Braxton Goff had eight points each, Augustine Chukwu-Noe seven, Kyle Porter five, Samuel Justice three and Khalil Murphy one.
Woodrow Wilson led 12-6 after one quarter, 22-17 at the half and 38-20 after three. Both teams netted 21 points in the fourth period.
Beckley was 13-for-16 from the free throw line for 81.3 percent. The Cats made just 3-for-8 foul shots.
Logan is scheduled to return to action with this Wednesday night’s Class AAA sectional semifinal game against Spring Valley.
Logan did not meet Spring Valley during the regular season. The Cats have been defeated by the Timberwolves the last two years in sectional play.
Like Logan, the T-Wolves have also struggled this season as SV comes into the post-season with a 6-15 record.
Spring Valley has won three straight games with wins over Nitro, Ashland (Ky.) and Cabell Midland.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).