Prep Basketball

Hardin passes 1,000 points in win over Smoky

Senior scores 25 points in the fourth quarter and OT
By Dennis Smathers | Dec 13, 2012
Photo by: Leonard Lollis Tuscola senior Logan Hardin, 1, scored his 1,000 point Tuesday night.

SYLVA — If ever there were a poster child for “you can’t keep a good man down,” senior Logan Hardin would be the ideal cand idate.
Having just four points entering the fourth quarter and his  Tuscola varsity boys basketball team trailing, 50-42, to Smoky Mountain, Hardin blistered the net for 25 more points, including seven in overtime.
Hardin’s scoring blitz helped the Mountaineers to an 83-73 WNCAC victory over the Mustangs  Tuesday night.
In addition, Hardin’s fifth point in the extra period, a free throw, was his 1,000 career point.
The WNCAC went into overtime tied at 67.
Tuscola improved to 1-0 in the WNCAC and 6-1 overall, while Smoky Mountain dropped to 6-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference.
Senior Aaron Westhusing added 26 points  for Tuscola and senior Thomas Hay recorded his sixth double-double this season after pulling down 17 rebounds and scoring 17 points.
Tuscola returns home tonight for a WNCAC game against Brevard.

Varsity Girls
Tuscola 60
Smoky Mtn. 38

SYLVA — The Tuscola varsity girls basketball team improved to 6-2 overall and 1-0 in the WNCAC after thumping Smoky Mountain (0-8, WNCAC 0-1), 60-38, Tuesday night.
Tuscola senior Alex Swanger led all scorers with 18 points, while senior teammates Shelby Tricoli chipped in 16 and Taylor Gibson contributed 14 points.  
Tuscola returns home tonight for a WNCAC game against the Brevard Blue Devils.

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