The Logan Lady Longhorns will face the Grady Lady Bronchos Saturday for the District 4-1A title.
“The girls want to win the district title for the school, for the town,” said Lady Longhorns head coach Clair Rachor.
This will be the third time the Lady Longhorns (15-9 overall, 7-2 district) take on the Lady Bronchos (16-9, 8-0). The first two games ended in Grady’s favor 60-39 and 67-57.
“I think we can do it,” said Lady Longhorns’ Nicole Collins. “We know what they are going to do. We need to work hard and together for the win.”
Logan’s 60-37 win over the San Jon Lady Coyotes on Thursday assured the Lady Longhorns a shot at the district title and an appearance in the first round of the state tournament.
The Lady Longhorns offense was led by Collins with 19 points, Whitney Cordova with 18 points and Alyssa Whetten with 12.
“The girls played great tonight,” Rachor said. “The first period they had some jitters but they worked passed that.”
The first half of the game was played in one hour. Each team seemed to know the others moves, options and tricks.
At the end of the first quarter, the score was 7-6 in the Lady Coyotes’ favor.
“We were nervous,” Collins said. “We had beaten them before but did not want to have a big head going in to the game.”
For most of the second quarter the lead swapped back and forth. With three minutes left in the half, Logan put together a seven-point run and held that lead.
The Lady Coyotes offense was led by Tracy Foote’s 13 points and Morgan Foster’s 10 points.
“I am so proud of the effort that the girls gave tonight,” said Lady Coyotes coach Steve Foust. “Logan deserves a lot of credit they played well.”
This is the last time that the Lady Coyotes and Lady Longhorns will meet on the court as district opponents.
Next year’s alignment will place Logan in the District 3-1A with Fort Sumner and Melrose. San Jon will join District 2-1B with Elida, Grady, House, Roy/Mosquero and Clovis Christian.
The District 4-1A championship game will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Grady.