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December 13, 2013

Challenging weekend

Unbeaten Logansport hosts Frankfort, Lafayette Jeff.

Logansport’s boys basketball team has started 4-0 for the second straight season.

The Berries face a couple of big tests this weekend in an effort to stay undefeated with Frankfort (4-1) and Lafayette Jeff (2-2) coming to the Berry Bowl.

Logan hosts Class 3A No. 10 Frankfort tonight. The Hot Dogs’ lone loss thus far was a narrow defeat against McCutcheon.

The Hot Dogs have been regional finalists in Class 3A in each of the last two seasons. They have three players averaging in double figures this year in Christian Smith (16.4 ppg), Brody Kirby (12.0 ppg) and Isaac Rudd (10.0 ppg).

“They’re a really physical, experienced, talented team,” Logan coach Pat Skaggs said. “They have the making and talent of a team that reminds me of one of the teams I coached at Benton Central. They’re talented and deep enough to make a run in the tournament in 3A. They have a nice combination of inside and outside players. They have several kids that have started and played for four years. The Rudd kid moved in a couple years ago and he’s a heck of an athlete.

“I’ve seen them play live twice and on tape once. They’re a solid ballclub and it’ll be a great test and measuring stick to see where we’re really at.”

Skaggs added that Frankfort is “so physically strong.

“The game might be determined by how well we can rebound with them.”

The Bronchos will present a different challenge, as they don’t have a player above 6-foot in their starting lineup. But as Skaggs said, “Lafayette Jeff by far is the quickest team we will have played. What they don’t have in height they make up with hustle and quickness. I’m sure they’ll put a press on us that we haven’t seen yet. They’ll be a really hard team for us to guard. If by chance they’re hitting the 3-point shot we could be in trouble.

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