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Kiaura Henderson goes up strong to the bucket for LCHS versus Logan on April 7.

HAMLIN — It was a physical game from the first inbounds play.

Kiaura Henderson buried a foul shout and Natalie Fout netted a transition layup with just seconds left on the clock to seal a regular season-ending 63-55 win on April 7 for the Lincoln County girls basketball team.

After leading by double-digits in the first half, Logan clawed their way back into the game and was within one with 4:17 to go.

Lady Panthers coach Randy Adkins spoke about Peyton Ilderton and the 33 points she put in the net for Logan.

She’s an incredibly good player and she can score in bunches,” he said. “We played back on them because she has the ability to drive to the basket on you and you try to keep her out front. It really is our style defensively and it is what we practice. If you overextend with her (Ilderton) she’ll kill you like she did us in the second half.”

The first quarter belonged to LCHS’s Kenley Kveton, who didn’t miss and hit for 11 of her 13 points.

Lincoln County (10-4) caught fire in the second frame and went on a 21-8 run led by five points each from Natalie Fout and Alee Albright.

Logan (8-3) revved up their offensive motors in the third period and began to chip away at a 39-23 halftime deficit.

The frame began with a steal at mid-court for Logan. They went on to outscore Lincoln County 17-5 in the period that saw Ilderton bury 7 points and Jill Tothe 5 — all off of foul shots.

Logan outscored LCHS 32-24 in the final quarter but it wouldn’t be enough for the Lady Wildcats to overcome the first half deficit.

Lady Panther Natalie Fout saved her best for last — pouring in eight of her team high 16 in the final frame. Fout scored her 1,000{sup}th{/sup} career point last week.

The guard buried three treys in the game and Ilderton two.

Adkins was touched-up for a technical foul in the second quarter — just his second in a 24-year prep coaching career.

“Obviously, I was upset,” Adkins said. “I felt like we weren’t getting the same calls that they were.”

Adkins said that he felt his team could build on the win over Logan.

“When we play hard and we have to fight and scrap for a win like we did tonight while going after loose balls and really playing tough, we can be hard to beat,” he concluded. “We can play with other good teams.”

Adkins said that he felt his team could build on the win over Logan.

“When we play hard and we have to fight and scrap for a win like we did tonight going after loose balls and really playing tough, we can be hard to beat,” he concluded. “We can play with other good teams.”

LCHS scoring — Fout 16, Kveton 13, Henderson 11, Lucas 9, Albright 7, Clay 7

Logan scoring — Ilderton 33, To the 11, Myers 6, Elkins 3, Blankenship 2, Quick 2

LCHS — 18 21 5 19 — 63

LOGAN — 15 8 17 15 — 55

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at pperry@hdmediallc.com or at 304-307-2401.

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