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Wildcats rally from 14-point third quarter deficit, fall in overtime to county rival Tigers, 79-73


Chapmanville's Joey Golllihue (10) drives the lane for two of his 22 points as Logan's Cole Blankenship (3) defends during the second half of the Tigers 79-73 overtime win over the Wildcats (Photo Courtesy of Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moments Photos).


Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

 

LOGAN   Zion Blevins scored 32 points and had 16 rebounds as Class AA No. 4 Chapmanville handed Class AAA No. 6 Logan its first loss of the season defeating the Wildcats 79-73 in overtime Tuesday night at the Willie Akers Arena.

 

Zayden Sherod had 22 points and 11 rebounds while McCormick Ilderton scored 17 points to go along with 10 assists for Logan, who rallied from a 14-point third quarter deficit to force overtime.

 

With Logan trailing by one, 67-66, Julius Clancy was fouled on his drive to the basket with 0:18 remaining. Clancy made the first free throw to tie the score at 67, but missed on the second attempt as Blevins rebounded the miss.

 

Chapmanville called timeout with 4.8 seconds remaining and possession of the basketball in the front court.

 

Out of the timeout, the Tigers got the ball to Blevins, whose jumper just inside the free throw line was short sending the game to overtime.

 

In the extra period, Cam Blevins scored the first five points for Chapmanville as the Tigers jumped out to a 72-67 lead.

 

Logan never recovered as the Tigers’ lead reached eight points, 78-70, following a Joey Gollihue floater with 0:25 remaining.

 

Blevins, who was whistled for a technical foul with 6:22 to play in the first quarter and was removed from the game by coach Brad Napier for the next 1:24 of the quarter, scored 16 of his game-high 32 points in the first half.

 

Gollihue finished with 22 points, 12 of those coming in the third quarter and 18 of his 22 coming in the second half. Cam Blevins finished with 13 points and seven assists and Benji Adkins had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Tigers.

 

Logan led 6-3 early before the Tigers went on a 10-0 run spurred by Zion Blevins’ return from his benching following the technical foul to take a 13-6 lead on Adkins’ basket with 1:22 to play in the opening quarter.

 

Sherod, who led Logan in scoring, had 14 first half points to keep the Wildcats within striking distance despite leading scorer Clancy’s foul troubles. Clancy picked up his second and third fouls on back-to-back possessions with 2:33 to play in the opening quarter.

 

Ilderton scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half for Logan. Matt Hatfield scored 15 points, and his 3-pointer with 2:23 remaining in the fourth quarter gave the Wildcats a 63-61 lead.

Cole Blankenship scored nine points, Clancy had six points and Ivan Miller four to round out the Logan scoring.

 

Chapmanville improved to 2-2 with the win while Logan fell to 4-1 with the loss.

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