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Lady Wildcats rally from seven down to beat Lincoln County at Panther Pavilion

Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

WEST HAMLIN Natalie Blankenship scored 22 points and made 9 of 12 free throws in the fourth to lead Class AAA No. 9 Logan to a come-from-behind 58-53 over Lincoln County Monday night at Panther Pavilion.

Addyson Amick added 16 for Logan and Autumn Adkins had nine points for the Lady Wildcats, who trailed by seven points in the third quarter.

Kaden Peters led Lincoln County with 16 points while Elizabeth Blankenship had 13. Gracie Clay and Maci Lunsford each scored 10 points for the Lady Panthers, who were held without a field goal for over six minutes in the first quarter and trailed 13-2 with 3:26 to play in the opening quarter.

The Lady Wildcats scored the first seven points before Lincoln County got on the board after a pair of free throws from Elizabeth Blankenship. Hayden Moore’s short jumper with 2:54 remaining in the opening gave the Lady Panthers their first field goal of the evening.

Logan led 13-11 after one quarter of play, but Clay’s layup with 5:37 remaining in second quarter gave Lincoln County its first lead, 15-14, capping a 13-1 run over a span of 5:49.

Rylee Conn’s basket with 0:51 remaining in the first half tied the contest at 24.

Lincoln County started the third quarter on a 9-2 run to go ahead by seven points, 33-26, on Pennington’s layup with 2:31 to play.

Amick’s 3-pointer, which was Logan’s first field goal since Conn’s basket with 0:50 remaining in the first half, cut the deficit to four, 33-29, with 2:21 remaining in the third quarter.

A 3 from Adkins brought Logan within three, 38-35, after three quarters of play. Halle Crouse’s only field goal of the contest, a 3-pointer with 4:53 remaining in the fourth quarter, gave Logan a 41-39 lead.

Amick’s steal and layup with 2:38 remaining put the Lady Wildcats up by eight, 49-41, but Lincoln County closed the gap to three, 56-53, on Clay’s layup with 0:06 remaining before Natalie Blankenship put the game on ice for the Lady Wildcats with a pair of free throws with 0:01 to play.

Blankenship finished with three field goals and was 15 of 21 from the foul line for Logan while Amick scored 13 of her 18 points in the second half.

Lincoln County fell to 5-12 with the loss while Logan evened its record at 9-9 on the season.

Logan 58, Lincoln County 53

Logan (9-9)

Blankenship 3 15-21 22, Amick 7 2-2 18, Crouse 1 1-4 4, Adkins 3 0-0 9, Mosby 1 1-1 3, Conn 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 19-28 58.

Lincoln County (5-12)

Blankenship 4 4-4 13, Clay 4 1-2 10, Lunsford 3 2-2 10, Moore 1 0-0 2, Pennington 1 0-0 2,

Peters 7 2-2 16. Totals: 20 9-10 52.

Logan 13 11 11 23- 58

Lincoln County 11 13 13 16- 53

3-Point Field Goals_Logan 7 (Blankenship, Amick 2, Crouse, Adkins 3), Lincoln County 4 (Blankenship, Clay, Lunsford 2).

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