Cougars outlast Edmonson County in OT

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Logsdon scores 30 points; reaches 1,000 for career

By Community First Sports

The Cougars clawed their way to a second-straight victory Feb. 2, defeating Edmonson County, 62-61 on the road.
With the win, Gray­son County improved to 10-13 overall and 4-2 in the 12th District, while Edmonson County dropped to 7-16 overall and 2-3 in the district.
Bailey Logsdon, a senior guard, led the Cougars to the win, scoring a game-high 30 points and reaching 1,000 points in his high school career.
Logsdon entered the district matchup averaging 12.5 points per game. He is the only Cougar player averaging double figures in the scoring column.
Logan Majors, Caleb Ray, Nolan Shartzer, Josh Embry and Wyatt Schultz were among the team’s other scorers in the win.
For the Cougars, it was the second one-point victory over Edmonson County this season. They edged the Wildcats, 40-39 on Dec. 16.
Grayson County entered the week with regular-season games remaining versus Meade County, John Hardin, Daviess County and Hancock County. The Cougars were hosting Meade County on Tuesday night, after deadline. Coverage of the game will appear in the Feb. 15 edition.
On Jan. 30, the Cougars were able to fend off McLean County at home in the Cougar Den, winning, 59-56. The junior varsity team won that night as well, 32-28, for their first victory of the season.
McLean County controlled the tip and got on the scoreboard first with a 3-pointer. The Cougars answered back with a 17-2 run. Five Grayson County players scored – Majors, Schultz, Shartzer, Logsdon and J.J. Tomes – giving Grayson County a 17-5 lead headed into the second quarter.
The teams were equally matched in the second quarter, each scoring 17 points.
McLean County got on the scoreboard first in the third quarter with a basket. With 4:34 left Caleb Ray was fouled and sank both free throws, giving the Cougars a 39-26 lead. McLean County answered with a 9-4 run, though, to end the quarter down by eight, 43-35.
Grayson County opened the fourth quarter on a 9-3 run, and took a 14 point lead with 5:04 left in the game. McLean County rallied back, racking up 18 points to cut the lead to one point, 57-56. With 20 seconds left, Majors was fouled and sank both free throws, to give the Cougars the win.
Majors and Shartzer led Grayson County with 14 points each. Logsdon chipped in 12 points. Schultz had 11 points, Josh Embry tossed in five points, Ray netted two points and Tomes had one point.
Grayson County shot 45.5 percent (15-of-33) from the field, went 6-of-11 (54.5 percent) from 3-point range and shot 79.3 percent (23-of-29) from the free throw line.
Majors and Logsdon led Grayson County inside, claiming four rebounds apiece.
McLean County wasn’t without some highlights in the setback, shooting 38.3 percent (18-of-47) from the field, going 6-for-15 (40 percent) from beyond the arc and shooting 77.8 percent (14-of-18) from the free throw line.
Dominating on the backboards, McLean County managed to outrebound Grayson County 38-21.
Keenan Smith paced McLean County with a game-high 27 points. He was the only McLean County player to reach double figures.

Correspondent Danny Beasley contributed to this article.