Logan Stovall experienced his share of growing pains during his career with the Palmyra boys’ basketball program. But what he matured into was close to the ultimate team player.
Playing out of position at the center spot, Stovall sacrificed personal statistics for team victories this season. But no matter what the Cougars needed or asked of him, Stovall was always there for his team and teammates.
And he may have been the biggest reason Palmyra self-actualized in 2012-13.
A tough guard, Stovall poured in a game-high 29 points in Monday night’s District Three Class AAA semifinal at Hershey’s Giant Center, where the 13th seeded Cougars upended top-seeded Susquehanna Township 68-58. With his defense, rebounding and scoring, Stovall was clearly the difference as Palmyra defeated the mighty Indians for the second time this season, and fourth time in the team’s last five meetings.
On Thursday in the District Three championship game, the Cougars didn’t fare as well, falling to defending champion Berks Catholic 59-42, despite the fact that Stovall did his part. The 6-3 senior pumped in 16 points in the loss, and was the only Palmyra scorer to reach double digits.
– JEFF FALK