November 26, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – Sophomore post player Alison Webb scored a career-high 36 points and yanked down 10 rebounds Tuesday afternoon to pace the John A. Logan College women’s basketball team to a 76-60 win over Southeastern Illinois in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference.

A Goreville native, Webb was 13-of-18 from the field, including 2-of-2 from long range, and a perfect 8-of-8 from the free-throw line, all in front of a large Goreville contingent on hand to view the action.

“It was nice to have a good game in front of the junior high state championship softball team,” said Webb whose best scoring night as a prep player was 32 points.

“This game means a lot to me, but what’s more important is that we won,” Webb said. “I wanted to turn things around after having what I thought was a bad game on Saturday (against Southwestern Illinois).”

Vols head coach Marty Hawkins was impressed with what he witnessed.

“Allie worked hard out there and finished with a career game. When she plays like that, she is tough to stop. I’ve said all along that the sky is the limit for Allie if she puts in the work.”

Sophomore Sarah Bailey also enjoyed a solid game, tallying 20 points. Freshman Shelby Beussink reached double figures, as well, with 11. Abbi Denton added four points. Madelyn Rigdon and Jahkia Holt notched two each and Haley Darnell had one.

Logan led 38-29 at the half. The Vols converted 28-of-60 shots from the field or 47 percent. They were 18-of-25 from the free-throw line (72 percent).

JALC, now 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the league, returns to the hardwood Wednesday, Dec. 3 at home against Kaskaskia. Game time is 5 p.m.