Logan boys fall at New Castle
January 28, 2012North Central Conference
NEW CASTLE — Logansport’s boys basketball team had a late lead slip away in a 58-57 loss at New Castle Friday night.
There were a series of controversial calls late that the Logan coaching staff reportedly disagreed with. The loss probably takes Logan (9-5, 1-2 North Central Conference) out of the race for the NCC title with Class 3A No. 1 Muncie Central still unbeaten in league play.
The first controversial call gave New Castle the ball back, trailing 57-56, with under 10 seconds left to play. Then a foul was called on Logan about 60 feet from the basket with :06 left.
New Castle’s Jordan Richardson hit two free throws in the one-and-bonus to give the Trojans (12-2, 2-2) the one-point lead.
Logan’s Antonio Penny appeared to draw contact on a 10-foot runner with time winding down, and Jarod Schrock’s putback attempt as time expired also appeared to draw contact, but again nothing was called.
Penny led the Berries with 32 points. He was 11 of 22 from the floor and 10 of 12 from the foul line. He added a team-high seven rebounds.
Schrock scored 18 on a perfect 8 of 8 from the floor. He was 2 of 3 from the line.
Cameron Biggs added three points, and Brock Armstrong and Todd Yeoman chipped in two apiece.
Korey Ryan led New Castle with 19 points, followed by Richardson (12), Joel Haler (12) and Kyle Goolsby (10).
Logan led most of the way including 51-41 early in the fourth quarter but went on a dry spell for a time at that point.
Logan shot 50 percent from the field (22 of 44), 13 of 17 from the foul line and committed just nine turnovers. The Berries also outrebounded the Trojans 24-20.
New Castle shot just 35 percent from the field (18 of 51) but made 8 of 16 3-pointers to Logan’s 0 of 2. The Trojans hit 12 of 16 free throws and also committed just nine turnovers.