November 14, 2017

CARTERVILLE – The John A. Logan men’s and women’s basketball teams open conference play hosting Lincoln Trail on Wednesday night at Logan.

The Lady Vols tip off at 5 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 7 p.m.  The Logan women are 2-1 in non-conference play while the Lady Statesmen are 3-0.

The Logan men’s team is 5-0 while Lincoln Trail is 1-3. 

“Our guys played good at Vincennes, winning on the road against tough competition,” said Kyle Smithpeters who is 118-45 in his sixth season as head coach of the Volunteers. “The conference season is always tough and we have to be ready every night.”

The Lady Vols lost for the first time on Saturday losing a road game at Mineral Area. 

“Our team is ready for the start of conference play and we are going against an unbeaten team from Lincoln Trail,” said Amanda Shelby, Lady Vols coach who is 42-20 in her third season as head coach.

The Lady Vols will be without the services of sophomore guard Skylar Miller of Carbondale who is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury.