Logan blasts Provo in play-in game to advance to state tourney

<strong>LOGAN—</strong> Playing its third game in as many nights, the Logan boy’s basketball team once again jumped out to a big early lead. This time, however, the Grizzlies continued to pour it on as they easily defeated Provo, 58-39, in a play-in game for the final spot in the 4A State Tournament.

With a chance to secure a spot in the state tournament with their final game of the regular season against Bonneville on Wednesday, the Grizzlies took the hard route, but ultimately ended up in the same spot. After the shocking loss to the Lakers, Logan was forced to region foe Box Elder Thursday night in a play-in game for the play-in game.

At the end of the day, Logan will get the chance to take on Region 8’s No. 1 seed Orem on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the first round of the state tournament at Weber State University.

Tyler Brimhall led the Grizzlies in the win, knocking down five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 19 points. Three more Logan players joined Brimhall in double figures, as Jordan Larsen tallied 13 points, Dallin Dahl scored 11, and Luke Falk added 10.

Aided by a raucous home crowd, the Grizzlies jumped out to a big lead in the first quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs 22-8 in the opening quarter. As they have often done this season though, Logan allowed Provo to get back in the game. The second quarter belonged to the visitors who clawed back to within five and trailed 31-26 at the break.

This time, however, Logan was able to stop the bleeding. The Grizzlies came out and dominated the third and fourth quarters, outscoring Provo 27-13 in the second half, and pulling away for the victory.

Logan’s game against Orem will be the second game of the tournament and will tipoff at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday. The Golden Tigers are 20-3 on the season and finished 13-1 in Region 8 action.

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