November 13, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

PADUCAH, KY. - Devontavius Payne and Michael Tucker combined for 40 points Thursday to lead the John A. Logan College men's basketball team to a convincing 102-88 win over host, West Kentucky Tech.

Payne dropped in 22 points to reach his average points per game on the season. Tucker countered with 18 off the bench and had a team-high 16 rebounds, including 10 in the first half.

Jalen Perry turned in perhaps his best game of the young season, knocking down 15 points. Tamas Bruce checked in with 12 points and yanked down seven rebounds. Ranell Crossland added eight points and five rebounds.

Logan led 46-44 at the half despite falling behind 10-1 to start the game. The Vols made good on 39-of-66 shots from the field, including a stunning 22-of-30 in the second half. They were a pedestrian 5-of-17 from beyond the arc and a respectable 17-of-23 from the free-throw line.

"It was sloppy at times, but West Kentucky Tech is a good team. They did some things that exposed some weaknesses we have," said Vols head coach Kyle Smithpeters. "We had them down 19, 20 points and had to put some starters back in to finish the game out. All in all, though, it was a win and we put 100 points on the board, so we did some things well, too."

Now 5-0, Logan takes on Kankakee at 4 p.m. today at a tournament in Vincennes, Ind. The Vols will also play at 4 p.m. Saturday against Ancilla, Ind.