Lady Cougars get favorable regional draw
By Jim Turner

Posted on February 28, 2015 8:10 PM

The Logan County Lady Cougars appear to have gotten the best opening round pairing when the draw was held for the Fourth Region Tournament girls division possible Saturday.

The two-time 13th District champions (20-9) will take on 16th District runner-up Cumberland County (10-16) at 8 p.m. Monday at Western Kentucky University’s Diddle Arena.

The two other teams Coach Finley Baird could have drawn were South Warren (24-6) and Glasgow (19-10). Both have far superior credentials to Cumberland County’s worksheet.

So it would appear that Coach Anthony Smith’s Lady Panthers of Cumberland County should not be able to contend with the Lady Cougars. One sticking point, though: Cumberland County handed regional Class A champion Clinton County two of the Lady Bulldogs’ six losses, including 75-72 in the district semifinals, ending the season for Coach Darrell Thompson’s Clinton County team at 24-6. Cumberland, which is led by third team all-region selection Kayla Waid, has no other significant wins.

The winner of the Logan-Cumberland game will face a tough regional semifinal matchup Saturday at 6 p.m. against the winner of 14th District champion Bowling Green and 15th District runner-up Glasgow. They’ve won 43 games between them. BGH coach Lavonda Johnson always puts a quick, tough team on the floor, and Coach Justin Stinson returns two key players from last year’s Class A state champion Lady Scotties, Bree Glover and Elli Bartley. BGH is led by Oneisha Turner.

In the other bracket are Russell County ((17-9) vs. South Warren and regional favorite Allen County-Scottsville (24-4) vs. 13th District runner-up Franklin-Simpson. AC-S features regional player of the year Morgan Rich, who has signed to play for the University of Kentucky. Those games will be Tuesday night.

The girls regional championship game is scheduled at an unusual time—Sunday, March 8, at 3 p.m.

Tickets for games are $6 in advance and $8 at the gate. Children 5 and under will be admitted free. LCHS Athletic Director Hugh McReynolds says tickets for Monday’s game will be on sale at the school for 3 p.m.

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