WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County’s gym has been a home away from home for East Wilkes guard Joah Logan. Last season, Logan broke the Huskies’ heart with a buzzer-beating jumper to win a regular season game. This time around, Logan poured in 33 points, including a pair of clutch free throws in the final seconds to help the Cardinals hang on for a 55-52 win on Jan. 12 in West Jefferson.
The Cardinals didn’t get much offense from anyone else, but thanks to Logan’s scoring performance, it didn’t matter. Bryce Vestal was second on the team in scoring with seven points and Trey Blevins chipped in six points. This season the Cardinals have heavily relied on Logan and his offensive power as well as his defensive stances. Logan isn’t one to shy away from a challenge when it comes to scoring points. With his 33 points last week against Ashe County, Logan surpassed the 1,000-point mark of his tremendous career.
On Ashe County’s side of things, Jarod Carlton kept Ashe in it with 22 points to lead the squad. Grant Thompson chipped in nine points, Malachi Poe finished with seven points and Noah Blevins added five points. Ashe’s leading scorer Judd Price was held to just three points, all of which came in the first quarter. Alec Roland finished with three points, Caleb Key had two points and Caleb Harless added a free throw. This was Ashe’s third loss of the season by three points or less, and in all three of those games, the winning points have come with under 30 seconds to play.
East Wilkes will face West Wilkes on Jan. 20 at home. With the season winding down, the Cardinals are looking to earn their fifth win of the season.
North Wilkes 61, West Wilkes 57 (Jan. 12)
Wilkes Central 63, Starmount 53 (Jan. 12)
Alleghany 52, West Wilkes 32 (Jan. 13)
North Wilkes 61, Starmount 49 (Jan. 13)
East Wilkes 44, Elkin 32 (Jan. 13)
Alleghany 58, East Wilkes 50 (Jan. 14)
North Wilkes 73, Elkin 41 (Jan. 14)
*As of Jan. 14
1. Alleghany: 15-0, 7-0
2. Wilkes Central: 9-7, 6-1
3. North Wilkes: 11-6, 6-2
4. Starmount: 4-11, 2-4
5. West Wilkes: 4-12, 2-4
6. East Wilkes: 3-12, 2-5
7. Ashe County: 5-10, 2-5
8. Elkin: 0-13, 0-6
Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.