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Logan hoops squads sweep Kaskaskia

 
updated: 2/1/2019 12:48 AM

CARTERVILLE -- The John A. Logan College men's and women's basketball teams both picked up weather-delayed wins over Centralia's Kaskaskia College at Brewer Gymnasium on Thursday night.

The Logan men rallied from a 12-point deficit for an 87-81 victory, while the women rolled to an 84-55 victory. The games were originally scheduled for Wednesday but pushed back due to polar vortex.

In the women's game, Logan (12-9) led 40-35 at the half and extended the lead by 10 in the third quarter. Kalveona Pepper led the Lady Vols with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Emily Holmes had 14 points and Marion's Nia Marshall had 13 points and 16 rebounds.

In the men's game, the No. 6-ranked Vols trailed by double digits after a barrage of 3-pointers from Garrett Belcher in the first half. But a steal and dunk by Logan's Chris Harris trimmed the margin to 48-40 at the break.

The Vols took the lead at 75-74 with 7:25 left and it went back and forth until Logan went in front 82-81 with 1:38 remaining.

Jayden Scrubb led the Vols with 18 points and seven rebounds. Harris also had 18 points, including 7 of 7 from the foul line.

Vonnie Patterson had 17 points, including 6 of 6 at the stripe, and five rebounds, while David Sloan had 16 points and 10 assists.

Logan made 29 of its 35 free throws to improve to 19-2 overall and 10-0 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. Belcher led Kaskaskia (14-7, 6-6) with 19 points.

Both teams return to action Saturday at home against Shawnee College starting at 1 p.m. inside Brewer Gymnasium.

 
 
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