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December 22, 2013

Logan boys take down McCutcheon

Fast start helps Berries thump visiting Mavericks.

If Logansport’s boys basketball team was bummed out by a loss to Anderson the night before, it sure didn’t show against McCutcheon Saturday night.

In fact the Berries came out firing on all cylinders and took it to the Mavericks by jumping out to a big lead early before pulling away late in a 74-55 win.

It was home sweet home indeed for the Berries (6-1) as they handed the Mavericks (5-1) their first loss of the season.

Andrew Wamsley was one of the stars of the game for the Berries with a career night of 23 points and 13 rebounds.

“Last night against Anderson I think we lost because we picked up the pace with them and we didn’t play our own game,” he said. “Tonight we made them slow down. In the first half they got most of their points in transition and we stopped them from playing transition basketball. We slowed down and hit our shots.”

Carter Skaggs hit all five of his 3-point attempts and finished with 21 points for Logansport. Jalen Adaway added 17 points and four blocks. Alex Brink chipped in seven points.

The beginning of the game set the tone. The Berries jumped out to a 25-6 lead after one quarter. Skaggs made all four of his 3-point tries for 12 points and Wamsley had the other 13 for Logan.

Meanwhile the Mavericks made just 3 of 11 shots and had three turnovers to boot in the frame.

A jumper by Adaway gave Logan a 27-7 lead just nine minutes in.

McCutcheon was coming off a big win over county rival Harrison the night before and may have fell victim to the infamous letdown game.

“We played like crap,” McCutcheon coach Rick Peckinpaugh said. “Logansport wanted it more than we did. They came ready to play. They were making shots early on and we weren’t making any and got ourselves in a big hole early on. We just weren’t mentally ready to go.”

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