February 27, 2014

John D. Homan
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – For the first 18 minutes of the game, it appeared as though the John A. Logan College women’s basketball team would have a legitimate shot at beating a solid Lake Land College team.

But over those last two minutes of the half, the Volunteers saw a two-point deficit grow to eight at 32-24. The Lakers continued to increase the advantage over the first few minutes of the second half in posting a 62-50 Great Rivers Athletic Conference victory.

With the win, Lake Land improves to 10-5 in the league and 20-9 overall. Logan sags to 5-10 in the GRAC and 9-16 overall.

“It got away from us near the end of the first half,” said Vols head coach Marty Hawkins. “It was big to go from a two-point lead to eight. What hurt is that we had more offensive rebounds (20) than field goals made (18-of-72). We couldn’t ask for better shots. We just couldn’t make enough of them.”

Logan lost despite winning the rebounding battle 54-to-33. Diann Sales led the way with 12 boards. Shae Jamerson added 10. Guard Jessica Hirsch collected seven.

Leading scorer for the Vols was Daryus Franklin with 13 points on 4-of-17 shooting from the field. Jamerson was 4-of-13 and finished with nine points. Hirsch had eight and Sales totaled seven.

The Vols close out the regular season Saturday at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson.