Ross Miller found himself in a zone, so he just kept shooting.
Miller scored a career-best 32 points Thursday night and got just enough help late from seniors Nick Cody and Jordan Broome to rally Clovis Christian’s boys past Logan 63-59 at the CCS gym.
The victory created a tie for the District 4-5A regular-season championship. The teams will play off for the top seed in next week’s tournament in an 8:30 p.m. game Saturday at San Jon, following a first-round tourney game between the host Coyotes and House.
“I don’t know what happened,” said Miller, a senior guard whose previous high was 25 last season. “I was stroking it. I haven’t had the greatest luck lately, but if I can hit the first few shots it’s usually pretty good.”
Senior forward Taylor Smith led three Longhorns in double figures with 20 points, but Logan (15-9, 9-1 district) lost three starters to fouls down the stretch.
“They played hard,” Logan coach Billy Burns said of the Eagles. “Clovis Christian did enough at the end to get it done. Getting in foul trouble hurt us.”
Except for two first-half ties, Logan led all the way until Miller drove into the lane and scored with 3:14 left to put the Eagles (11-13, 9-1) in front 52-51. Cody, who finished with 18 points, hit two free throws to break a tie and start an 8-0 run that gave CCS a 60-52 lead with 1:35 to go.
Broome, who had 10 points, knocked down a 3-pointer and a free throw during the run.
Logan converted two turnovers into a 7-0 spurt, capped by Smith’s 3-point play with 37 seconds left, but Kevin Naceanceno’s layup with 29 seconds to go and a free throw by Miller with two seconds left locked it up for the Eagles.
“Our kids played hard and got the job done,” CCS coach Randy McBroom said. “Some nights big players have to carry you, and Ross did that tonight.”
CCS girls 49, Logan 35 — The Lady Eagles overcame early foul problems for senior post Jennifer Schaap, riding an 18-2 first-quarter run that included nine points for Julia Roberts and five for Jocelyn Swann.
Roberts finished with 14 points while Schaap scored 11 of her 13 in the second half. Swann added 11 points, including a half-court 3-pointer as time expired in the third quarter to give CCS (17-8, 8-2) a 40-28 cushion.
“We played tough when we had to,” CCS coach Max Kralicek said. “We shot the ball well from the outside, and we had some good transition baskets.”
Megan Frost led the way for the Lady Longhorns (10-14, 5-5) with 10 points.