November 15, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – Freshman guard Abbi Denton hit a driving lay-in basket with 2.6 seconds left in the game Saturday afternoon to lift the John A. Logan College women’s basketball team to 70-69 win over Danville in second-round play of the Logan Invitational Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the Volunteers improve to 3-2 overall, including three straight wins.

“We’re getting better each game and the best news is that we’re getting better and winning games along the way,” said JALC head coach Marty Hawkins. “Wins like these can only build our girls’ confidence.”

While it was Denton scoring off a sideline out-of-bounds play that proved to be the game winner, it was sophomore post player Alison Webb of Goreville who earned the big star of the game, marking for 25 points on the night.

Webb was 7-of-17 from the field, including a 3-pointer, and 10-of-10 from the free-throw line. Moreover, she hauled in a team-high eight rebounds.

Webb was joined in double figures by freshman guard Shelby Beussink with 14 points. Hailee Lampley and Denton each notched 10 points. Jahkia Holt netted four. Madelyn Rigdon and Deje Mooney added two apiece.

For the game, Logan converted 25-of-62 shots from the field or 40 percent; 4-of-8 triples or 50 percent; and 16-of-25 free tosses (64 percent). The Vols matched the Jaguars on the boards with 40 rebounds.

Logan led 37-28 at the half.

“It was a roller coaster-type of game,” Hawkins said. “They led. We led. Fortunately, we led at the end. Danville’s a good team.”

The Vols return to action at 1 p.m. Saturday in Belleville against Southwestern Illinois.