November 3, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – The John A. Logan College women’s basketball team is off to a rough start on the new season following back-to-back losses in the Vols’ own invitational tournament this past weekend.

Logan dropped a 76-45 non-conference decision Sunday afternoon against Champaign-based Parkland College on the heels of a 99-88 loss the night before to John Wood of Quincy.

The Vols put one player in double figures. Sophomore post player Alison Webb of Goreville notched 17 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. She is averaging 18.5 points and eight rebounds through the first two contests.

“Alison’s a good offensive player, no doubt about that,” said JALC head coach Marty Hawkins. “The problem is that we didn’t do much else offensively. We scored one less point (44) in a half Saturday than we did an entire game (45) today. There were just too many poor entry passes. It was a miserable offensive outing.”

Freshman forward Madelyn Rigdon finished with six points for the Vols. Abbi Denton and Shelby Beussink added five each.

Logan was a frigid 14-of-53 from the field (26 percent) and was out-rebounded 45-to-25. At least, the Vols shot well from the free-throw line, canning 14-of-19 attempts (74 percent).

“You can’t have more turnovers (22) than you do field goals (14) and expect to win,” Hawkins said.

Hannah Wascher topped the scoring for the Cobras with 23 points. Chelsea Cross added 12.

Logan returns to action Saturday afternoon at Mid-South College in West Memphis, Ark. Next home game for the Vols is the weekend of Nov. 14-15 when the team hosts a second invitational tournament that includes Danville, Lincoln Land and Kennedy King.