December 19, 2016

OLNEY -- Allen Billinger, former Carbondale Community High School star, hit a jump shot while falling down just inside the arc to give John A. Logan College an 87-86 road victory over Olney Central.

Logan, 9-4 and 3-2 in the league, trailed 62-44 with just over six minutes to go, but rallied for the win. In a frantic finish, Emile Lewis, who had 24 points, scored on a drive with 15-seconds remaining to give the Vols their first lead of the second half but Myron Carmon who had 25 points for Olney put the Knights back in the lead with 9 seconds left. The Vols worked the ball down against a press and Billinger got the ball with time running out, faked his man and went up with the game winner.

“It was a great win for us,” said Logan coach Kyle Smithpeters. “Our guys never gave up and we got a much-needed road win.”