Logan's Scotty Browning (2) is closely guarded by Chapmanville's Isaiah Smith during the first half of the Tigers 70-64 overtime victory over the Wildcats (Photo by Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography).
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
LOGAN Nothing comes easy when Logan County rivals Chapmanville and Logan get together.
In fact you can throw the records out when the two rivals meet in just about any sport. Class AA No. 3 Chapmanville came into Friday nights version of the Logan County Catfight winners of eight of its first nine games, meanwhile Class AAA No. 6 Logan had won its last two games after suffering its first four-game losing streak in nearly seven years.
In one of the most anticipated matchups in recent memory, and for the first time in three years, Chapmanville rallied from a five-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat Logan 70-64 in overtime Friday night at the Danny Godby Gymnasium.
Chapmanville’s last win in the rivalry was a 58-51 victory in the Class AA Region 4 Section 2 championship at Mingo Central High School on March 6, 2020.
Zion Blevins was a difference maker in overtime scoring 11 of his 24 points in the extra frame and was a perfect 9 for 9 from the free throw line. Blevins also hauled down 12 rebounds to post his third consecutive double-double.
Logan held a 45-40 lead with 6:55 remaining following Scotty Browning’s free throw before Chapmanville responded with a 6-0 run to take a 46-45 lead with 5:29 on Blevins’ basket.
Browning, who led Logan with 24 points, skyed for a rebound with a little over four minutes to play and was clipped by Blevins as he landed violently on the back of his head. Play continued as Chapmanville raced up court, but Brody Dalton’s shot was blocked by Garrett Williamson.
During the stoppage of play, Logan coach Zach Green had words with a nearby official as he made way onto the court to check on his injured senior. As Green was walking toward Browning he was whistled for a technical foul with 4:19 to play.
Browning was taken to the bench with assistance and never returned to the contest. He was taken to a local hospital after the game and diagnosed with a concussion.
Following the injury stoppage in play, Sal Dean made one of two free throws giving Chapmanville a 47-45 lead. With 2:41 to play, Julius Clancy scored on a layup to tie the game at 47.
Dalton scored with 2:17 to play giving the Tigers a 49-47 lead, but 17 seconds later, Jarron Glick tied the contest at 49 with his driving layup.
Dean put Chapmanville back in front, 51-49, with his four-foot jumper with 0:59 remaining, however, Logan answered on the other end to knot the score at 51 as Williamson found Glick for the game tying basket with 0:45 to play.
Dalton scored on the inside with 0:15 remaining to give Chapmanville a 53-51 lead, but Williamson attacked on the other end and was fouled by Devin Workman on his drive to the bucket with 0:03 remaining.
With fans shouting, Williamson stepped to the free throw line and calmly sank both free throws to tie the score at 53 and force overtime.
Chapmanville began the extra frame on a 9-2 run and held a 62-55 lead after a pair of Dean free throws with 1:02 to play in overtime. The Wildcats closed the gap to five points on three different occasions but could get no closer as the Tigers iced the game from the foul line and was 11 of 13 from the charity stripe in overtime.
Chapmanville got on the scoreboard first with a basket by Blevins. Logan took its first lead, 8-6, on Browning’s basket with 2:41 to play in the opening quarter. Dalton’s five-foot jumper tied the score at 8 with 0:46 remaining, but Cole Blankenship beat the first quarter buzzer and drained a 3 from the right corner to give Logan an 11-8 lead.
Browning’s 3 gave Logan its biggest lead of the game, 14-8, with 7:06 remaining in the second quarter sending the Logan student section into a frenzy.
With Logan student section mocking the Chapmanville student section of chants of “We Can’t Hear You,” the Tigers responded with an 8-0 run to surge ahead on Dalton’s free throw, 16-14, with 3:49 remaining before halftime.
The lead changed hands four times and was tied four times over the final 3:49 and ended the same way as the first quarter with Logan beating the buzzer for the final basket of the quarter. This time it was Derrick Browning hitting a 16-foot jump shot to send the teams to the locker room tied at 27 at the break.
The second half was much like the first half, which saw the lead change hands five times and the score tied eight times, as neither team could pull away from one another. Logan regained the lead, 33-31, on Blankenship’s short jumper with 4:32 to play in the third quarter.
Blankenship’s basket fueled a 12-3 Logan run that was capped by a Browning 3 giving Logan a 39-34 lead 2:51 to play in the third.
Chapmanville closed the quarter on a 6-2 run and drew to within one, 41-40, on Dean’s 3 with 0:53 remaining.
The Wildcats scored the first four points of the fourth quarter and held a 45-40 lead following Browning’s free throw with 6:55 to play before the Tigers outscored the Wildcats 17-12 the remainder of the quarter.
Williamson finished with 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists while Derrick Browning had six points for Logan. Clancy finished with a team-high 10 rebounds for the Wildcats, who shot the ball particularly well- hitting 53 percent of their shots (26 for 49) from the floor.
Dean led Chapmanville with a game-high 26 points. The Belfry (KY) transfer scored 21 of his 26 points in the second and third quarters. Dalton scored 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and overtime for the Tigers, who shot 48 percent from the floor and was 18 of 26 from the foul line.
The Wildcats fall to 7-6 overall, 3-2 in Cardinal Conference play with the loss. Logan is back in action Friday night at No. 4 Scott and will return home Saturday afternoon as they host No. 2 Shady Spring.
The Tigers improved to 9-1 overall, 3-0 in Cardinal Conference play with the victory. Chapmanville, the only unbeaten in the Cardinal Conference, will look to keeps it perfect conference record intact when they host Herbert Hoover Saturday evening.
Chapmanville 70, Logan 64, OT
Browning, S. 10-12 1-2 24, Williamson 6-10 5-7 18, Browning, D. 3-6 0-0 6, Blankenship 2-6 0-0 5, Clancy 2-6 0-0 4, Glick 2-7 0-2 4, Ilderton 1-2 0-0 3. Totals: 26-49 6-11 64.
Dean 9-19 5-8 26, Blevins 6-12 12-14 24, Dalton 6-10 1-2 13, Smith, I. 2-3 0-0 4, Workman 1-5 0-2 3, Smith, E. 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 24-50 18-26 70.
Logan 11 16 14 12 11- 64
Chapmanville 8 19 13 13 17- 70
3-Point Field Goals_Logan 6-16 (Browning, S. 3-4, Williamson 1-2, Browning, D. 0-3, Blankenship 1-4, Glick 0-2, Ilderton 1-1), Chapmanville 4-10 (Dean 3-4, Blevins 0-1, Dalton 0-1, Workman 1-4). Fouled Out_Blankenship, Dalton. Rebounds_Logan 23 (Clancy 10), Chapmanville 25 (Blevins 12). Assists_Logan 9 (Williamson 4), Chapmanville 5 (Dean 3). Total Fouls_Logan 13, Chapmanville 9. Technicals_Green.