November 8, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

WEST MEMPHIS, ARK. - The John A. Logan College women's basketball team earned its first win of the season Saturday afternoon with a solid 86-71 performance against non-conference foe, Mid-South College.

Sophomore post player Alison Webb of Goreville paced the offense with 21 points. She was joined in double figures by Sarah Bailey and Shelby Beussink with 14 points each.

Tallying eight apiece were: Abbi Denton, Hailee Lampley and Madelyn Rigdon. Kalai Trice tacked on six. Jahkia Holt added four. Deje Mooney flipped in four and Haley Darnell had two.

The Volunteers led 46-29 at the half. As a team, Logan converted 33-of-69 shots from the field and 16-of-23 free throws.

"We got off to an early lead and built on that lead," said Vols head coach Marty Hawkins. "We led by as many as 22 at one point and the closest Mid-South got in the second half was 12."

Hawkins said it was good to see progress with his ballclub.

"First off, it was good to break the ice and get in the win column," he said. "Second, all 10 players scored for us. Third, I thought we did a good job of sharing the basketball."

JALC returns home next weekend to host a four-team tournament with games set against Lincoln Land (7 p.m.  Friday) and Danville (3 p.m. Saturday).