Logan Men Rally Past Mineral Area
November 8, 2015
BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services
PARK HILLS, MO. – The John A. Logan College men's basketball team rallied from an early 20-point deficit to win on the road at Mineral Area College Saturday, 78-69.
Sophomore guard Devontavius Payne of Carbondale carried the load offensively, pouring in a career-best 32 points.
He was 11-of -23 from the field with four trifectas and 6-of-7 from the free-throw line.
Freshman Michael Tucker followed with 16 points.
Sophomore Tamas Bruce led the team in rebounds with 12, while adding seven points.
Trailing 24-4, the Vols went on a 13-0 run and closed to within one at the half at 38-37.
Once Logan took the lead at 48-47, it never looked back en route to building a double-digit lead.
"I was real happy that our guys didn't quit. In fact, they were quite resilient," said JALC head coach Kyle Smithpeters. "We had so many people step up their games today. That's what makes for a good team. I couldn't be prouder of them."
Now 4-0 overall, the Vols travel to Paducah Thursday to take on West Kentucky Tech before playing a pair in Vincennes, Ind. next weekend.