Lady Wolves 9-0 after crushing Point Pleasant
by Paul Adkins
The Logan Middle School girls’ basketball team ran its record to 9-0 on the season with Wednesday night’s 53-26 conference win at Point Pleasant.
LMS is 5-0 in conference play as they hit the halfway point of the season.
“We have two tough road games at Ripley on Monday and then we have an extremely tough test at Winfield Wednesday night,” Logan Lady Wolves’ coach Carol Workman said.
Beth Adkins came off the bench and paced the Lady Wolves with 13 points and two rebounds. Adkins who plays the sixth man spot on the roster and gives the Lady Wolves a tremendous spark off the bench with her hustle and her shooting skills.
Steph Curry scored eight points and pulled down four rebounds in addition to recording two steals and two assists.
“It was nice to have Steph stay out of foul trouble tonight. She gives us a good physical presence,” Workman said.
Sydnee Roberts added seven points, a steal and an assist for LMS.
“Sydnee had to handle the ball a lot tonight because they played a box-and-one on Jamyaa. She did a great job,” Coach Workman said.
Knox finished with six points, five steals, a rebound and an assist.
Steph Eplin came off the bench to score six points and had a steal. Chelsea Napier and Jazmyne Early each had four points and combined for two rebounds.
“Jaz and Tomi both got into foul trouble tonight, so we had to switch our offensive strategy and play more up tempo,” Workman said.
Lexi Hines added three points, a team-high seven steals, two rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot for Logan.
“Lexi had an off shooting night, but she made up for it with strong defense,” Workman said.
Tomi Nelson fought through foul trouble to contribute two points, a team-high five rebounds and two steals for the Lady Wolves.
Alexis Perry added a rebound and an assist.
“We shot the ball well tonight and were aggressive with our press. It was good to come up here and get a good win because they almost beat us last year here,” Workman said.
In JV action, LMS improved to 7-2 overall and 5-2 in conference with a resounding 43-7 victory over Point Pleasant.
Ally Sipple scored a career-high 15 points and also had eight steals, four assists, one rebound and one blocked shot.
“Ally has played very well the last couple of games. She handles the ball well and makes good decisions. Tonight she shot the ball well,” Workman said.
Steph Eplin scored 11 points. Jaden Oney had nine points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Britney Welch had six points two rebounds and two steals.
Larra Elkins added two points with a rebound and a steal for LMS.
Alexis Canterbury had a team-high six rebounds and a steal, while Zoe Browning had four rebounds.
Whitney Workman and C.C. Knox combined with two rebounds and two steals.
Alexis Perry and Maggie Doss turned in strong defensive performances.
“Our JV girls continue to improve. I hope that next week they can avenge their only two losses of the season,” Workman said. “I’d like to dedicate these two wins to Coach Grimmett who lost a dear family member this past week and Coach Mollett who is ill. We miss you guys.”
LMS returns to action Monday at Ripley. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity game to follow around 7 p.m.
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