Logan's Autumn Adkins attempts a 3-pointer in the first quarter of the Lady Wildcats 59-49 loss to North Marion Saturday night at Logan's Willie Akers Arena (Photo by Bill Lusk/WVOW Sports).
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
LOGAN Emma Freels scored 23 points and Olivia Toland added 21 as Class AAA No. 4 North Marion used a late fourth quarter run to beat No. 7 Logan 59-49 Saturday afternoon in the 2023 Wildcat Classic Premiere Hoops Showcase at the Willie Akers Arena.
Toland had five of North Marion’s eight 3-pointers as the Lady Huskies pulled away from the Lady Wildcats with a late 8-0 fourth quarter run that put North Marion up by 15 with under two minutes to play. Freels had nine points in the fourth quarter and scored 16 of her game-high 23 points in the second half.
Logan, which defeated North Marion in last season’s Class AAA semifinals, got 14 points from Autumn Adkins and 13 from Halle Crouse.
Logan led 5-2 early on the strength of Bam Mosby’s inside play. The sophomore scored on a layup and converted a 3-point play in a span of 0:35 before North Marion answered with an 8-0 run to take a 10-5 lead on Brooklyn Jackson’s basket with 1:36 remaining in the opening quarter.
North Marion led 12-9 after one quarter and scored the first eight points of the second quarter to take a 20-9 lead on Toland’s 3-point basket with 5:54 to play before halftime, however, Logan closed the quarter on a 16-5 run and trailed by six points, 25-19, at halftime.
The Lady Wildcats hit three 3’s in the first two minutes of the third quarter, drawing even, 28-28, on Addyson Amick’s 3-pointer with 6:00 to play.
Freels and Toland combined to score nine points during a North Marion 11-1 run that gave the Lady Huskies a 39-29 lead on Toland’s 3 with 2:46 to play in the third.
Logan closed to within six, 39-33, on Adkins 3 with 1:44 to play, but Toland scored the final five points of the third quarter to put North Marion ahead 44-33 after three quarters.
North Marion made 21 field goals while Logan made 16 field goals including 11 3-pointers.
North Marion (5-1) has won five straight games since a season opening loss to top-ranked Wayne will return to action Wednesday night at home against No. 8 Philip Barbour.
Logan (5-6), who has lost six games to ranked competition, will host county rival and Class AA No. 7 Chapmanville on Wednesday.
North Marion 59, Logan 49
North Marion (5-1)
Freels 23, Elliott 9, Jackson 2, Toland 21, Hamilton 2, Carson 2.
Blankenship 8, Amick 6, Crouse 13, Adkins 14, Butcher 2, Mosby 6.
North Marion 12 13 19 15- 59
Logan 9 10 14 16- 49
3-Point Field Goals_North Marion 8 (Freels 2, Elliott, Toland 5), Logan 11 (Blankenship 2, Amick, Crouse 4, Adkins 4).