Logansport 64, Sterlington 60
Brian Lee scored five of his 30 points in the final 1:45 as Logansport denied Sterlington's late comeback bid in a 64-60 Sterlington Shootout victory Saturday night.
Sterlington, which saw its 13-game winning streak come to an end, never led in the second half. But the Panthers (16-2) went down swinging.
Erasing a 57-49 deficit, the Panthers put together an 8-0 spree.
Chance Carter started the run with a basket from underneath, Kyle Henderson completed a three-point play and Kaden Key made the front end of a two-shot foul. Reid Handy's block on the defensive end kept the Panthers within a single possession.
Back on the offensive side, the Panthers misfired on a pair of 3s before Carter was fouled going to the offensive glass. Carter then converted both free throws to bring the Panthers even at 57 with 1:59 to play.
Fourteen seconds later, the Tigers regained the upper hand on a pair of Lee free throws.
Following an unforced turnover by the Panthers, Henderson's blocked shot led to a tie ball with the possession arrow pointing Sterlington's way.
With under a minute to play, Lee took care of the defensive rebound when the Panthers missed a potential game-tying shot.
Moments later, Lee came up big on the offensive glass, converting a 3-point airball into a putback and a four-point (61-57) Logansport lead.
Henderson drove the lane on Sterlington's next offensive trip, reducing the margin to 61-59 with 26.5 seconds left.
After a Logansport turnover, the Panthers missed a pair of free throws.
Moments later, Mims' rebound bucket put the Tigers back up by four, 63-59, with just 14 seconds to play.
Henderson and Lee then traded free throws, bringing the score to 64-60 with 8.3 seconds on the clock.
Logansport led 12-10 at the end of the opening quarter and 31-28 at recess.
Mims joined Lee in double figures with 14 points. Both scored seven points in the fourth quarter as the Tigers (9-2) won their ninth straight after an 0-2 start. Keavin McKeever (9), Trey McKeever (6) and Madrid Johnson (5) rounded out the attack.
Henderson topped the Panthers' scoring list with 23, followed by Key with 14, Handy with nine, Mike Givens with five, Carter with four, Malachi Broadway with three and L'Davion Hicks with two.
Sterlington visits Atlanta on Thursday before hosting Winnfield on Friday.
Logansport 12 19 16 17—64
Sterlington 10 18 13 19—60
LOGANSPORT (9-2) — Brian Lee 30, Patrick Mims 14, Keavin McKeever 9, Trey McKeever 6, Madrid Johnson 5.
STERLINGTON (16-2) — Kyle Henderson 23, Kaden Key 14, Reid Handy 9, Mike Givens 5, Chance Carter 4, Malachi Broadway 3, L'Davion Hicks 2.
Three-point goals — Logansport 6 (Lee 2, Trey McKeever 2, Mims 1, Johnson 1), Sterlington 8 (Key 3, Henderson 2, Handy 2, Givens 1). Total fouls — Logansport 17, Sterlington 11. Free throw shooting — Logansport 8-13, Sterlington 8-18. Fouled out — none. Technicals — none.