Logan unable to cash in at the buzzer in 53-50 loss to Roy

LOGAN— Roy returned to the valley again this week to take home a win over Logan, 53-50.

Logan, living a replay of last week against Sky View, found itself down by one in the fourth with 15 seconds left on the clock when they sent Roy senior Jesse Wayment to the line to sink two.

The Grizzlies had the ball at their basket in the final seconds for a chance to go into overtime at the buzzer with two 3-point shot attempts, but this time both missed.

“We all look at the last play or two, but what it really comes down to, what did you do throughout the entire game,” Grizzly head coach Logan Brown said.

Logan started out on top at the end of the first quarter with a 9-2 lead over the Royals. The first quarter was full of air balls and missed passes. In the second quarter, and throughout the duration of the second half, Roy turned on the heat, narrowing that deficit to a back and forth game for the duration.

The Grizzlies’ defense showed up fairly well the first three quarters, holding big time college recruit Brekkott Chapman to six points during that span. However, Logan sent him to the free throw line too much in the fourth where Chapman didn’t miss. He put up 10 points in the fourth, clenching the win for the Royals. Senior guard, David Hadley led Roy with 19 points on the night.

The Grizzlies team play lacked, with only 11 assists as a team, and with Chapman bringing down most of the rebounds, Logan never could get back its first quarter lead.

Logan senior Luke Falk led the Grizzlies with 17 points, while also pulling down a couple rebounds and turning in a decent defensive performance.

“The first two minutes we had that energy we had with Sky View,” Falk said. “After that timeout, we just played good enough to stay in it, but didn’t do much.”

Logan continues Region 5 action when the Grizzlies head to Box Elder Friday night where tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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