“Joel Okafor is built like a bull and is extremely quick and his perimeter game has improved,” Skaggs said. “They’ve got a lot of size. They’ve got two 6-8 kids. They’re a very senior-laden team with seven or eight seniors.”
Carter Skaggs leads Logansport with 22.4 points per game. Andrew Wamsley, Jalen Adaway and Matt Jennings also average double figures for the Berries, all around 10-11 points.
Logan’s girls squad is set to make the long trek to Richmond on Saturday. The Berries (14-2, 3-0 NCC) are taking a 17-game league winning streak into the game.
Richmond (8-9, 1-3) is led by the backcourt combination of junior Mackenzie Taylor and freshman Destiny Perkins.
“They’ve got two guards that score 20 a game,” Logan coach Jerry Hoover said. “They’ve got a 6-foot center [freshman Lexus Perkins] that played three games then injured her knee. She’s at all the games walking around looking pretty good and they keep saying she’s going to return. Well, our luck will be she’ll return against us. If she does, I’ll guarantee you they should be a favorite because we’ve got a three-hour bus trip. And then their personnel, we don’t have anybody to match up with that center at all.”
The Berries are coming off their second loss of the season, a 63-59 defeat at Carmel last Saturday. The Carmel loss mirrored the Gary West loss in that it was the final game of a busy stretch and it was on the road.
“I know coaches talk about playing a tough schedule [being beneficial] and I agree with that,” Hoover said. “I don’t know playing two games in two days, three games in two days, four games in six days, some of the things we’ve done, I don’t know where that translates to where we’re at. We get to the regional, we get in some of those games, we’ll just have to wait and see.