February 4, 2016

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

MATTOON – Tiaunna Watkins scored all 12 of her points in the second half. McKena Miller knocked down 12 of her team-high 18 points in the second half, and Kaili Bacon tallied 11 of her 17 points over the final 20 minutes to lead the John A. Logan College women’s basketball team to a come-from-behind 71-68 win over host Lake Land Wednesday night.

The Volunteers improve to 11-2 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference and to 17-4 overall. Lake Land falls to 6-6 in the league and 11-12 overall.

The Vols trailed by as many as 10 points in the second half before rallying.

“This has happened several times this year,” said JALC head coach Amanda Shelby. “The kids just never give up. I hope that learning how to win close games like this will benefit us when we get to the postseason.”

Logan trailed at all three quarter breaks: 10-8, 30-25, and 53-52. The Vols persevered despite making only 22 percent of their shots from the field in the first half (9-of-40).

“It’s never easy on the road. I’m just thankful we are leaving with a win,” Shelby said.

The Vols return home at 1 p.m. Saturday as they host Wabash Valley on “Carbondale Day” at the college. All Carbondale residents will get free admission to the game. All Carbondale students will also be treated to a free popcorn and soda compliments of Banterra Bank.