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Second ranked Shady Spring hands seventh ranked Logan its worst home loss in nine years


Logan's Gabe Workman (24) blocks a shot in the second half of the Wildcats loss to Shady Spring on Saturday afternoon (Photo by Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography).


Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports


LOGAN Braden Chapman scored 21 points to lead three players in double figures as Class AAA No. 2 Shady Spring defeated No. 7 Logan 71-43 Saturday afternoon at Willie Akers Arena.


It was the worst home loss for the Wildcats in nine years, who lost to Westside 89-66 on Feb. 8, 2014, and it also snapped a pair of homecourt winning streaks for the Wildcats, who hadn’t lost a home game in their last 14 games and hadn’t lost a regular season home game in the past 18 games.


The last home loss for Logan was in the Class AAA Region 3 co-finals when they were defeated by Winfield 56-53 in overtime. The last time Logan lost a regular season home game was March 11, 2021, when they fell 61-48 to the Poca Dots.


Shady Spring was able to take advantage of a short-handed Logan squad, who was playing without its top two leading scorers, Scotty Browning and Garrett Williamson, and two other starters, Aiden Slack and Jaxon Cogar.


Browning was out of the lineup for a second consecutive game due a concussion he suffered in the fourth quarter of an overtime loss to county rival Chapmanville on Jan. 13. Williamson sat out Saturday's game after suffering a knee injury in the second quarter of Friday night’s road loss at Scott while Cogar and Slack were out with knee injuries suffered during football season.


The Tigers jumped out a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and held the Wildcats without a field goal for over six minutes until Julius Clancy’s basket with 1:52 to play in the opening quarter. Shady Spring led by as many as 13 points in the first quarter before settling for a 16-6 lead after one quarter.


Logan pulled to within seven points, 24-17, on Derrick Browning’s basket with 4:15 to play before halftime. The Wildcats trailed by 11 points, 32-21, at halftime and never closed the deficit to single digits in the second half.


Shady Spring (10-3), who has won seven straight games, got 13 points each from Cole Chapman and Ammar Maxwell. Maxwell, who had 11 points in the first half, was whistled for a pair technical fouls and will miss the next two games.


The Tigers got 16 points on the bench with eight of those 16 coming from Jack Williams and forced 25 turnovers.


Cole Blankenship and Browning led Logan with 11 points each. Clancy and McCormick Ilderton each had six points, Gabe Workman finished with five and Jarron Glick had four points.


Shady Spring will return to action Saturday afternoon when they host top-ranked Fairmont Senior, who defeated the Tigers on a last second shot in last year’s Class AAA championship.


Logan (7-8), who has lost three straight games and seven of its last nine, travels to Wayne Tuesday night.


Shady Spring 71, Logan 43


Shady Spring (10-3)

Chapman, B. 7 5-7 21, Maxwell 5 1-1 13, Chapman, C. 4 3-5 13, Holstein 1 0-0 2, Manns 2 1-1 6, Jordan 0 0-2 0, Davis 0 0-1 0, Williams 2 4-5 8, Bailey 1 0-0 2, Olson 1 0-0 2, Green 2 0-0 4. Totals: 25 14-23 71.


Logan (7-8)

Clancy 2 1-2 6, Blankenship 4 1-2 11, Glick 1 2-2 4, Browning 3 5-6 11, Ilderton 2 2-2 6, Workman 2 0-2 5. Totals: 14 11-16 43.


Shady 16 16 12 27- 71

Logan 6 15 9 13- 43

3-Point Field Goals_Shady Spring 7 (Chapman, B. 2, Maxwell 2, Chapman, C. 2, Manns), Logan 4 (Clancy, Blankenship 2, Workman).

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