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January 14, 2014

Tough stretch for Berries

Logan girls host Class 3A No. 4 Benton Central tonight

Logansport’s girls basketball team is facing another tough stretch of the season starting tonight when the Class 4A No. 8 Berries host Class 3A No. 4 Benton Central.

The Bison (12-1) are the third ranked Class 3A opponent the Berries (12-1) have faced in the last three weeks. The Berries defeated Western and Western Boone at the Twin Lakes Holiday Tournament.

Benton Central has won Lafayette J&C Hoops Classic and Zionsville Holiday Tournament titles this season. The Bison enter on a seven-game winning streak. Their lone loss was at Class 2A No. 5 Tipton back on Dec. 7.

“They’re good. They’ve been good. They have a good program, they have a good coach,” Logansport coach Jerry Hoover said. “They’ve got at least one Division I player, so they’re good. And we’ve had trouble with them. They’ve beat us more times than we’ve beat them. But having said that, we’ve got a couple Division I players, too, and we’ve got a good team so it ought to be a dickens of a game. I worry about us being out of shape a little bit because we didn’t practice a bit last week.”

Last week’s blizzard and polar freeze may have cancelled school and practice, but it could not keep Logan star guard Whitney Jennings away from the gym.

“I went to the Y several times,” she said. “It definitely hurt us not being able to practice last week at all. But we didn’t get a break at all since we had so many games over Christmas break, so I guess you can consider that a little break. Hoover talks about sometimes you can get mentally tired during the year, so hopefully that little break has everyone back and ready to go at it.”

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