Hardin passes 1,000 points in win over SmokySenior scores 25 points in the fourth quarter and OT
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.
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.