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In high school basketball action, number two Logan Wildcats knocked off the number one team and defending Class AAA state champions Shady Spring Tigers 57-49 Saturday night at Willie Akers Arena on the final night of the King Coal Classic.
Logan trailed the entire first half and fell behind 22-13 early in the second quarter before the Wildcats closed on a 16-7 spurt to tie the game at 29-29 entering halftime.
In the second half, which has been Logan's half in all three games thus far this season, the Wildcats were finally able to steal control of the game. Logan forced six turnovers in the period and forced Shady Spring into foul trouble to take a three-point lead into the final frame.
Logan built their lead up to eight points early in the period before the Shady Spring Tigers stormed back to cut the deficit to two. The Wildcats hit seven of their 11 free throws down the stretch to keep Shady Spring, upset the Tigers and likely move into the number one spot next week.
Logan was led by senior Jackson Tackett who closed the game with 18 points. Junior Scotty Browning added 16 points in the win. Junior Garrett Williamson also reached double figures with 13 points for the Wildcats. First-team all-state guard Braeden Chapman led all scorers with 21 points for Shady Spring.
The win moves Logan to 3-0 on the season.