Big Blacks fall at Logan, 76-30


By Bryan Walters - [email protected]



POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant boys basketball team mustered only nine first half points while dropping its fourth consecutive decision Saturday night following a 76-30 setback to host Logan in a non-conference matchup in Logan County.

The visiting Big Blacks (2-8) never led in the contest, as the Wildcats (5-4) stormed out to a 13-4 first quarter lead and never looked back. Kyle Porter and Ben Kazee combined for 13 points as part of a 22-5 run to close the half, allowing LHS to secure a 35-9 halftime advantage.

Both teams enjoyed their most productive outings of the night in the third canto, with Logan using a 23-14 surge to claim a comfortable 58-23 cushion headed into the finale. The hosts closed regulation on an 18-7 run to wrap up the 46-point outcome while also winning their second straight decision.

Bradley Gibbs paced PPHS with 13 points, followed by Parker Rairden with five markers. Will Harbour and Brandon Henderson were next with four points apiece, while Trey Tucker and Douglas Workman each contributed two markers.

Point Pleasant netted only 11 total field goals — including three trifectas — and also went 5-of-7 at the charity stripe for 71 percent.

Kazee led LHS with a game-high 21 points, with a dozen of those coming the second half. Khalil Murphy was next with 11 points and Will Akers added 10 markers, while Porter and T.J. Mullins each contributed nine points.

Braxton Goff had six points for the Wildcats, followed by Levi Davis and Jamal Minter with three points each. Samuel Justice and Terrance Chapman rounded out the winning tally with two markers apiece. LHS was 12-of-16 from the free throw line for 75 percent.

The Big Blacks will make their eighth road trip in 11 outings Friday when it travels to Lincoln County for a 6 p.m. tip-off.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

By Bryan Walters

[email protected]

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