November 19, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

ULLIN - Carbondale High School grads McKena Miller and Kaili Bacon combined for 38 points Wednesday to pace the John A. Logan College women's basketball team to a come-from-behind 87-81 win over host Shawnee.

The Lady Vols remain perfect on the season at 6-0 and are 1-0 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. The Saints fall to 4-2 overall, 0-1 in the league.

Trailing 57-53 after three periods, the Vols turned up the head over the final 10 minutes, totaling 30 points to retake the lead and hold it.

Miller, the sophomore transfer from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, was superb down the stretch, pouring in 15 of her 20 points. Bacon was also sizzling from the field with 12 of her 18 points in the second half.

"I just can't say enough good things about how these kids refuse to quit, even when they fall behind," said JALC first-year head coach Amanda Shelby. "If we continue to work hard, we're going to win a lot of close games."

The Vols also got 12 points from Tiaunna Watkins, as well as eight points apiece from Haley Darnell, Johnna Hines and Ariel Crump. 

Logan plays next at 1 p.m. Saturday at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville.