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Johnson's floater sinks Central, 68-66

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Earlier in the night, he was told not to settle.

When it came down to the last shot, he went all-in, and made the shot of the season for La Crosse Logan.

Chase Johnson's floater with two seconds left lifted the Rangers (7-4) over crosstown rival La Crosse Central 68-66 Friday night at Logan High School, snapping a 10-game losing streak for the Rangers in the series. The last win for Logan came during the 2010-11 season.

"It feels great, it's finally come and I'm so happy," Johnson said afterward. "Coach told me just to go and try to get a foul and it just happened to go in."

The Rangers built a 13-7 lead thanks to 3-pointers by CJ Siegel and Cody Hoeth, but Central came back to lead 19-16 after a Kobe King steal and layin. The lead was traded back and forth throughout the night until Davis' 3-pointer with 1:31 left gave Logan a 66-64 lead.

King then made two free throws with 13 seconds left to tie the game at 66, setting up Johnson for one last opportunity.

Earlier in the night, the Rangers bench was overheard yelling at Johnson to stop settling for bad shots from behind the arch. The senior kept that advice in mind as he drove to the lane in the closing seconds.

"[Coach] said don't settle because my 3 wasn't falling, so I just went and kept attacking, try to get a foul and go to the free throw line," Johnson said.

Johnson finished with 16 points, but Davis led the way with 20 and Siegel added 17. Central (8-1) was led by King's 22 points. Bailey Kale added 17.

Logan will host Holmen on Monday, the Red Raiders will host Sparta next Friday.

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