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Logan outlasts Princeton 77-66

March 7, 2013


CHARLESTON (AP) — Shayna Gore scored 36 points to lead Logan to a 77-66 win over Princeton in the girls Class AAA quarterfinals Thursday.


Fifth-seeded Logan (16-9) earned its first-ever state tournament win and will meet top-seeded Spring Valley in Friday’s semifinals. Logan is in the tournament for the first time since 2000.


Logan broke the game open with a 13-3 run to start the fourth quarter. Kyra Cline’s 3-pointer with 5:32 left gave Logan a 65-54 lead.


Logan shot 57 percent from the field for the game, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range.


Logan’s Monica Mitchell finished with 18 points and 17 rebounds, while Hannah Tothe had 11 points.


McKenzie Akers and Hannah Preservati had 17 points apiece for fourth-seeded Princeton (19-6). Jessica Inman scored 12 and Marissa Mullins added 10.


LOGAN (16-9)


Tothe 2-5 6-8 11, Toppings 3-3 0-0 6, Gore 12-21 9-16 36, Cline 1-2 0-0 3, Mitchell 8-13 2-5 18, Collins 0-1 1-2 1, Williamson 0-0 0-0 0, Ward 0-0 0-0 0, Napier 0-0 0-0 0, Kolovich 0-0 0-0 0, Adkins 0-0 0-0 0, Spry 0-0 0-0 0, Ka.Kirk 0-0 0-0 0, Kimler 0-0 2-2 2, Ke.Kirk 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-46 20-33 77.


PRINCETON (19-6)


Akers 6-30 4-8 17, Mullins 4-11 0-0 10, Payne 3-10 0-2 6, Preservati 6-13 0-0 17, Surface 0-4 2-2 2, Inman 4-12 2-2 12, Culicerto 0-1 0-0 0, Snow 0-0 0-0 0, Lambert 1-2 0-2 2, Hamm 0-0 0-0 0, Barker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-83 8-16 66.


Logan 19 15 20 23_77


Princeton 16 18 17 15_66


3-Point Goals_Logan 5-10 (Gore 3-5, Cline 1-2, Tothe 1-3), Princeton 10-31 (Preservati 5-10, Mullins 2-6, Inman 2-8, Akers 1-6, Lambert 0-1). Fouled Out_Akers, Mullins. Rebounds_Logan 45 (Mitchell 17), Princeton 44 (Payne 10). Assists_Logan 11 (Gore, Mitchell 3), Princeton 19 (Akers 9). Total Fouls_Logan 17, Princeton 20. A_na.


St. Joseph rolls past Man 89-29


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Mychal Johnson had 17 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds to lead top-seeded St. Joseph past Man 89-29 in the girls Class A quarterfinals Wednesday night.


Four-time defending champion St. Joseph (23-1) led 29-0 after the first quarter and 51-13 at halftime.


Johnson’s assists broke the Class A tournament record of 12 set by Montcalm’s Stephanie Davis in 1987. Johnson also had nine steals to fall just short of a quadruple-double.


Griffin Dempsey led St. Joseph with 27 points. Freshman Mychelle Johnson scored 16 and Asia Petitte had 15 points and 10 rebounds.


Summer Sword had 13 points for eighth-seeded Man (15-11), which was in the tournament for the first time since 2008.


MAN (15-11)


Shull 0-1 0-0 0, Sword 5-20 2-3 13, Conn 0-3 0-2 0, McCoy 2-11 2-4 6, Whited 4-14 2-2 10, Combs 0-0 0-0 0, Harvey 0-0 0-0 0, Mullins 0-0 0-0 0, Dempsey 0-1 0-0 0, Belcher 0-1 0-0 0, Porter 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 11-52 6-11 29.


ST. JOSEPH (23-1)


Dempsey 11-17 0-0 27, Mychal Johnson 6-13 3-4 17, Mychelle Johnson 6-10 1-2 16, R.Lee 4-8 0-0 8, Petitte 4-7 7-9 15, Jenkins 0-1 2-4 2, Ch.Gale 0-1 0-0 0, B.Lee 0-1 2-2 2, De.Disu 0-0 0-0 0, Anderson 0-3 0-0 0, Jeffrey 0-3 0-0 0, Ca.Gale 1-2 0-0 2, Di.Disu 0-3 0-0 0, Parker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-69 15-21 89.


Man 0. 13. 6.10_29


St. Joseph 29.22.33. 5_89


Three-point goals_Man 1-9 (Sword 1-5, McCoy 0-1, Whited 0-1, Conn 0-2), St. Joseph 10-22 (Dempsey 5-9, Mychelle Johnson 3-5, Mychal Johnson 2-4, R.Lee 0-1, Ch.Gale 0-1, Be.Lee 0-1, Anderson 0-1). Fouled out_none. Rebounds_Man 31 (Sword 7), St. Joseph 52 (Mychal Johnson, Petitte 10). Assists_Man 6 (Conn 4), St. Joseph 23. Total Fouls_Man 12, St. Joseph. Technical_none. A_na.