Logan's Derrick Browning (10) drills one of his four 3-pointers in the Wildcats 59-55 win over Scott Friday night at the Willie Akers Arena (Photo by Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography).
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
LOGAN Scotty Browning had 25 points and Derrick Browning added 22 points as Class AAA No. 7 Logan beat No. 5 Scott 59-55 on Friday night at the Willie Akers Arena.
Scotty Browning, who sat out Logan’s 68-59 loss at Scott on Jan. 20 with a concussion suffered in an overtime loss at Chapmanville on Jan. 13, scored 12 of his 25 points in the second quarter to rally Logan from a nine-point first half deficit. Scott led 17-12 after one and 25-24 at halftime.
Derrick Browning had nine first quarter points and was a perfect 6 for 6 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to help the Wildcats avenge an earlier loss to the Skyhawks and keep their hopes alive for homecourt advantage in the upcoming Class AAA Region 4 Section 2 tournament.
Scotty and Derrick combined for 16 of the Wildcats 24 third quarter points, and Logan used a 19-2 run spanning the end of the second quarter and midway through the third quarter to take a 35-31 lead.
The Wildcats led 45-41 at the end of the third quarter and was held to two field goals as the Skyhawks started the fourth on a 7-0 run to regain the lead 48-45 with 6:06 to play on a pair of baskets from Kadin Clemons.
Jayden Sharps led the way for Scott with 16 points. Reece Carden added 13 points and seven rebounds while Isaac Setser finished with nine points, 10 rebounds and four assists for the Skyhawks.
Scott got seven points from Setser in the opening quarter to stake the Skyhawks to an early six-point advantage. The Wildcats closed the gap to two, 18-16, in the second quarter before the Skyhawks answered with seven consecutive points and held their biggest lead, 25-16, with 3:06 to play before halftime.
Scott would go scoreless over the final three minutes of the first half as Scotty Browning, who scored all 12 of Logan’s points in the second quarter, closed the half on an 8-0 run to bring the Wildcats to within one, 25-24, at halftime.
Logan tied the contest, 27-27, on Scotty Browning’s 3 with 7:25 to play in the third quarter and took the lead, 29-28, on Scotty Browning’s basket with 6:29 remaining in the quarter. The lead was the first for the Wildcats since Derrick Browning’s 3 gave them a 3-2 lead in the opening two minutes of the first quarter.
A pair of free throws from Julius Clancy gave Logan its biggest lead of the night, 43-37, with 1:35 to play in the third quarter. Scott answered with four straight points and closed the gap to 43-41 with 0:33 to play after a basket from Owen Adkins. Scotty Browning added a pair of free throws with one second remaining to give Logan a 45-41 lead after three quarters.
Scott started the fourth quarter on a 7-0 run and took a 48-45 lead on Clemons’ basket with 6:06 to play. The basket from Clemons capped an 11-2 Skyhawks run spanning 4:41.
Derrick Browning brought Logan to within one, 48-47, with a pair of free throws with 5:37 to play and put the Wildcats up by one, 49-48, with 4:31 to play after a pair of free throws.
Sharp gave the Skyhawks a 50-49 lead with 3:49 to play but a Scotty Browning free throw with 3:02 to play knotted the contest at 50. A minute later, Adkins connected on a jumper to give Scott a 52-50 lead.
Jarron Glick tied it for Logan with a jumper inside the foul line with 1:39 remaining and Clancy put the Wildcats ahead for good, 54-52, with his layup with 1:03 remaining.
Carden had a chance to tie the contest but missed the front end of an one-and-one with 0:50 remaining.
Derrick Browning knocked down a pair of free throws with 0:18 remaining giving Logan a 56-52 lead, but a 3-pointer from Sharps cut the deficit to 56-55 with 0:08 to play.
Scott immediately fouled Scotty Browning, who made one of two free throws, with 0:07 to play putting Logan ahead 57-55.
Scott raced the ball up court, but Adkins was whistled for a traveling violation after slipping and falling on the left wing right in front of the Skyhawks bench.
Scotty Browning was fouled with 0:01 remaining and iced the game by sinking both free throws.
Clancy was one rebound shy of a double-double finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats, who also got nine rebounds from Glick.
Scott falls to 9-8 overall with the loss and 5-4 in the Cardinal Conference while Logan improved to 10-8 overall with the win and 6-3 in the Cardinal Conference.
Both teams will be in action Monday in the Par Mar Shootout at the Big House at the Walker Convocation Center on the campus of West Virginia State University.
Scott will take on Robert C. Byrd at 1 p.m. while Logan will face second ranked Fairmont Senior at 6 p.m.
Logan 59, Scott 55
White 0-1 0-0 0, Walls 2-3 0-0 6, Sharps 6-14 3-3 16, Byrnside 0-1 0-0 0, Carden 4-13 4-7 13, Setser 4-9 0-0 9, Adkins 2-8 2-2 6, Clemons 2-5 1-1 5. Totals: 20-54 10-13 55.
Clancy 3-5 4-5 10, Browning, S. 7-22 8-10 25, Glick 1-3 0-2 2, Browning, D. 6-11 6-6 22, Ilderton 0-1 0-0 0, Maynard 0-2 0-0 0, Workman 0-3 0-0 0. Totals: 17-47 18-23 59.
Scott 17 8 16 14- 55
Logan 12 12 21 14- 59
3-Point Field Goals_Scott 5-23 (White 0-1, Walls 2-3, Sharps 1-7, Carden 1-4. Setser 1-3, Adkins 0-5), Logan 7-18 (Browning, S. 3-5, Browning, D. 4-8, Ilderton 0-1, Maynard 0-2, Workman 0-1). Fouled Out_Setser. Rebounds_Scott 31(Setser 10), Logan 31 (Clancy 9, Glick 9). Assists_Scott 9 (Setser 4), Logan 8 (Browning, S. 3). Total Fouls_Scott 15, Logan 12. Technicals_None.