The Logan High School boys basketball team showed some early-season jitters and it cost the Rangers in a 82-76 loss to Chippewa Falls.
The Rangers committed 18 turnovers — 10 in the first quarter — and gave up 19 offensive rebounds and were never able to recover.
“I think the difference came down to us turning the ball over too much and giving them too many second chances,” Logan coach Andy Fernholz said.
“We’ve only had three days as a full team because of football, and weren’t as ready as we should have been.”
The Rangers featured a balanced offensive attack with four players scoring in double figures. Trey Davis led the way with 17 points, Tanner Pierzina and Preston House each had 14 and Zach Hoeth 12.
“We were pretty balanced and I’m happy with that,” Fernholz said. “They play such a hectic pace, and it made it hard to catch up after our mistakes.”
The Cardinals (1-1) stretched their lead in the third quarter, outscoring Logan 25-19. Aaron Knez scored a game-high 20 and Nate Kalien added 18 for a Chippewa Falls team that connected on 12 3-pointers.