February 12, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – The final score indicated another loss for the John A. Logan College women’s basketball team Wednesday night. The Vols, now 10-13 overall, fell 65-58 to visiting Vincennes.

But a closer look at the score shows much more. Vincennes beat Logan by 47 points (99-52) a little more than a month ago and had to work hard Wednesday to rally past a Vols’ team that has shown great improvement in recent weeks.

“Vincennes came in here 22-3 with two of those losses coming against a very good Wabash Valley team and the other against Mineral Area, both ranked nationally,” Logan head coach Marty Hawkins said. “They’ve beaten everybody else by double digits. But we hung with them tonight before giving things away the last couple of minutes.”

The Vols were playing with only seven players due to injuries. The lack of rest time took its toll in the second half.

“I think so,” Hawkins said. “We had tired legs and pretty much stopped scoring, but I’m proud of the kids. They played 40 hard minutes against a nationally-ranked team and made it close. That’s showing a lot of heart.”

Logan was led offensively by sophomore Alison Webb’s 27 points. Shelby Beussink followed with 13 and Haley Darnell tacked on 12. Nicole Dodd’s 22 paced Vincennes.

Logan hosts Rend Lake at 1 p.m. Saturday.