Hosting three teams for summer games at Cougar Gym last Wednesday afternoon, the Cougars split a pair of games.
In the opener, Grayson County got 26 points from junior point guard Bailey Logsdon as they ran past the Larue County Hawks 57-35.
In the second game against Graves County, the Cougars were unable to solve the Eagles zone defense, nor could they stop the inside game of 6-foot, 11-inch Chris Vogt, or the outside game of guard Ryan Mathis as they lost 48-31.
The Cougar defense held the Hawks to just 12 first-half points, and used a 13-0 run to put the game out of reach heading into the second half.
Grayson County opened up with a 10-2 run, but the Hawks closed back to within five points of the lead, 15-10 with 5:18 left to play. The Cougars then clamped down defensively, holding the Hawks scoreless for more than four minutes as they put together a 13-0 run that saw them go ahead by 18 points, 28-10 with 1:01 left to play.
The Cougars led 28-12 at the half, with Logsdon leading the team with 13 points. He would add 13 more points in the second half, which was much more closely contested by the Hawks.
Larue County closed to within 13 points of the lead twice in the second half, the last time coming at 38-25 with 12:31 left to play. Leading by 15 points, 45-30 with 8:38 left to play, the Cougars closed out the game with a 12-5 run for the final 22-point margin of victory.
In addition to his game-high 26 points, Logsdon led the team on the boards with six rebounds and added two assists and two steals.
Senior Dustin Woosley scored seven points and added a pair of rebounds and two steals. Seniors Trey Goff and Conner Schultz scored six points each. Spencer Sharp had five points, Caleb Ray had three and Josh Embry and Logan Majors had two apiece to complete the scoring.
The Cougars stayed close in the first half, but Vogt, a senior center, had nine of his 14 points, and Mathis, a sophomore guard, had 11 of his game-high 15 points in the second half as the Eagles outscored Grayson County 26-16 to run away with the game.
Goff’s three-pointer at the 12:35 mark of the first half gave the Cougars a 7-5 lead, but the Eagles responded with 10 straight points to go in front 15-7 with 5:15 left and they would never trail again.
The Cougars pulled back to within two points of the lead, 17-15 on a Schultz lay-in with 2:04 left, but the Eagles scored the last five points and led by seven, 22-15 at the half.
Grayson County opened with five unanswered points at the start of the second half and a Goff three at 13:53 made it a one-point game, 24-23 at the 13:53 mark, but Mathis began heating up for the Eagles.
Mathis scored on a lay-in at the 13:07 mark to make it 26-23, then hit three straight three-pointers, and suddenly the Eagles were up by 12 points, 35-23 with 10:30 remaining to be played. The Eagles would add three more points to their run before Schultz scored with 7:00 left. The Cougars had gone scoreless for nearly seven minutes.
When the Eagles scored the next eight points, they led by 21 points, 46-25 and the game was over with 2:59 left to play.
Schultz scored 12 points and added four rebounds, four assists and four steals to lead the Cougars in all four categories. Goff scored 11 points, including three shots from behind the arc.
Sharp scored four points, while Woosley and Jack Davis had two each to round out the Cougar scoring.
Reach Don Brown at 259-9622, ext. 2016.