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Logan rolls past Olney; Lady Vols win again

  • David Sloan attempts a layup Saturday.

    David Sloan attempts a layup Saturday.
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  • Ronnie Carson

    Ronnie Carson
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  • Justin Walker Photo

  • Quamain Nelson

    Quamain Nelson
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  • Ronnie Carson

    Ronnie Carson
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  • Jonah Jackson and Aaron Twist

    Jonah Jackson and Aaron Twist
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  • David Sloan

    David Sloan
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updated: 2/20/2018 1:58 AM

CARTERVILLE -- Four players reached double figures and the John A. Logan College men's basketball team blew out Olney, 96-77, Saturday at Brewer Gymnasium.

The Volunteers improved to 21-5 overall and 11-3 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. The win kept them tied atop the league standings.

Olney dropped to 17-8 and 9-6.

Ronnie Carson led Logan with 20 points, while Jonah Jackson hit five 3-pointers and tallied 17 points. Jaiveon Eaves added 12 points and Vonnie Patterson had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

David Sloan had nine points and 10 assists, Derek Hawthorne Jr. added nine points and Quamain Nelson had eight points. Also scoring were Damion Taylor (6) and Romelo Burrell (4).

The Vols scored the first nine points with all coming from Taylor or Carson, but Olney went on an 11-0 run to take the lead. Logan beat that with a 12-0 run immediately after and led 21-11 on a Sloan layup with 12 minutes left in the first half.

JALC sped out to a 30-point lead as the margin grew to 38-18 after a 3-pointer by Jckson and a putback from Eaves with seven minutes still in the opening stanza.

Jackson hit two 3-pointers in the final 66 seconds to give Logan a 52-27 lead at the break.

Olney went on a 13-2 run in the second half but the Vols stayed comfortably in front.

In the women's game, Logan rolled to an 88-69 victory to improve to 18-7 and 10-4 in the GRAC.

Farasia Hodge led the Lady Vols with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Five other players reached double figures as Destiny Cozart put in 19, followed by Shaniya Whitsell (16), Kaili Bacon (13), Johnecia Kyles (11) and Miriah Donelson (10).

Logan plays at home again Wednesday night against Lake Land College with the women's game at 5 p.m. followed by the men at 7 p.m.

 
 
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