December 17, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CHAMPAIGN - The John A. Logan College women's basketball team simply ran into a superior opponent Tuesday evening, falling in non-conference action at Parkland College in Champaign, 85-57.

The Cobras are the No. 4-ranked team in Division II and improved to 12-1 on the season with the victory, while the Volunteers fall to 5-6 overall, including three straight losses.

"Parkland is probably better than anybody we've seen in the GRAC (Great Rivers Athletic Conference)," said Logan head coach Marty Hawkins. "I know they're 6-0 against our league. They have a heck of an inside-out game."

The inside game refers to All-American center Hannah Wascher and Chelsea Cross. The outside game refers to All-American guard Laura Litchfield and Kassidy Alderman. 

In fact, it was Alderman who led the Cobras in scoring with 19 points, including a 5-of-6 performance from long range. Wascher totaled 18 points. Litchfield followed with 15 and Cross added 10.

Logan was led by sophomore post player Alison Webb of Goreville, who collected 21 points and yanked down a team-high 13 rebounds. 

Fellow sophomore, Sarah Bailey, was the only other Vol in double figures with 11 and also nabbed five rebounds. It was an inspiring performance from a player who suffered an ankle injury Saturday against Wabash Valley.

Shelby Beussink added seven points and Kalai Trice had six.

Logan returns to action Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. against Vincennes.