VINCENT - In what was a tale of two halves for Logan, the Warren Lady Warriors were able to come away with an SEOAL win at home Wednesday night by defeating the Lady Chieftains 50-45.
After shooting 48 percent in the first half, Logan was held to just nine field goals on 26 shots (35 percent) in the second half and scored just six points in the fourth quarter.
"We changed up our defense a little bit," said Warren head coach Amy Colgrove. "We went into a zone-trap, which seemed to throw them off kilter a little bit. We were able to get a few steals."
Photo courtesy of Kevin Pierson
Warren's Victoria Buzzard (32) goes up for a shot over the outstretched arms of Logan's Abby Rose (33) during the first quarter of a girls' basketball game in Vincent Wednesday evening. Warren won 50-45.
Warren held a 41-39 lead going into the fourth quarter. A putback layup by Audrey Bowe followed by jumpers from Mackenzie Brooks and Victoria Buzzard gave the Warriors a 47-39 lead and some cushion.
Ashley Frasure's basket with 2:01 left was Logan's first of the quarter and made it 47-41, but a layup from Mackenzie Ullman made it 49-41 to seal the deal.
Warren won despite early foul trouble and being outrebounded. The Warriors got a boost from Jordanna Rauch, who had a game-high 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Ullman also chipped in nicely with 10 points. Amy Fleming, who had seven points, led the team in rebounding with six boards.
Warren 50, Logan 45
Logan 12 15 12 6 - 45
Warren 15 13 13 9 - 50
Logan (2-4, 1-1)
Abbie Hughes 2 0-0 4, Ashley Frasure 3 0-0 6, Paige Davis 6 0-4 13, Jaclyn McNeal 0 0-0 0, Tricia Bentley 1 0-0 2, Chloe Dietzel 1 0-0 2, Taylor Myers 4 2-6 10, Abby Rose 0 2-3 2, Allison McNeal 3 0-5 6. Totals 20 4-19 45.
Warren (3-1, 2-0)
Mackenzie Brooks 1 2-2 4, Mackenzie Ullman 4 2-2 10, Josey Riffle 1 0-0 2, Kendra Lynch 1 1-2 3, Sarah Proctor 0 0-0 0, Amy Fleming 3 1-3 7, Victoria Buzzard 1 2-2 4, Jordanna Rauch 6 0-0 14, Emma Ryan 2 0-0 4, Audrey Bowe 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 8-11 50.
Team stats: Logan: Shooting: 20-49 (41 percent); Rebounds: 28 (A. McNeal 7, Davis 6); Steals: 8 (Davis 4); Turnovers: 11; Team fouls: 14. Warren: Shooting: 20-48 (42 percent) ; Rebounds: 25 (Fleming 6, Ryan 5); Steals: 10 (Rauch 3); Turnovers: 10; Team fouls: 17.
JV score: Warren 40, Logan 22
Next game: Warren at Portsmouth at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Paige Davis led Logan with 13 points, followed by Taylor Myers' 10 points. The Chieftains had trouble scoring outside of the paint, shooting just 1-for-14 from beyond the arch and 4-for-19 from the foul line.
The game had the makings of a blowout early on, as Warren scored the first nine points of the game. Rauch had a 2-pointer and a 3-pointer to open it up followed by baskets from Ullman and Emma Ryan.
Logan clawed its way back into it, as buckets by Davis and Myers made it 9-4. After two free throws from Buzzard made it 11-4, Myers and Davis struck again, with the former making a layup and the latter hitting a trey ball to make it 11-9. Rauch then drove the lane for a layup to make it 13-9. Abbie Hughes and Fleming then traded layups, and a free throw by Myers made it 15-12 at the end of the quarter.
Warren held a 21-18 lead in the second quarter when Myers hit a layup and one to tie the game at 21-21. Josey Riffle then converted a fastbreak layup to give Warren the lead back.
Logan's Abby Rose traded a pair of free throws with Brooks to make it 25-23 before Allison McNeal hit a layup to tie it back up. After Fleming hit a free throw, Davis scored on a fastbreak layup to give the Lady Chieftains their first and only lead of the contest at 27-26.
Fleming hit a layup to put the Warriors back on top 28-27 before halftime.
The third quarter started with a putback by Ullman and a layup by Lynch to extend the lead to 32-27. Frasure made a layup to cut it to 32-29 before two free throws from Ullman made it a five point lead again.
Tricia Bentley and Rauch traded baskets followed by a putback layup by Davis to make it 36-33. Rauch then hit a big 3-pointer to make it 39-33.
Logan came storming back once again as Davis hit back-to-back 2-pointers to make it 39-37. Fleming and Frasure traded buckets to end the third quarter at 41-39.
"It was a sloppy game," Colgrove said. "A lot of turnovers for us. They killed us on the boards, but at critical times we were able to execute some things. We played hard and we were able to get a big win in the league."
The win also marked a little bit of revenge for the Warriors.
"Logan was our first league loss last year, so to get that monkey off our back and get a league win is big," Colgrove explained.
Warren is now 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the SEOAL with the win. The loss drops Logan to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the league.
In the junior varsity game, Warren won 40-22. The next game for the Warriors is at Portsmouth at 1 p.m. Saturday.