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Volunteers cruise to easy win over Rend Lake

  • Logan freshman Jayden Scrubb lifts off for a windmill dunk Saturday.

    Logan freshman Jayden Scrubb lifts off for a windmill dunk Saturday.
    All photos by Justin Walker

updated: 2/24/2019 4:10 PM

CARTERVILLE -- The John A. Logan College men's basketball team broke open a close game late in the first half and rolled to a 102-69 win over Rend Lake College on Saturday afternoon at Brewer Gymnasium.

Logan, ranked seventh nationally among NJCAA Division I teams, is now 25-3 overall and 15-1 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference.

The Volunteers went on a 28-7 run to take a 47-27 lead at the half. The run was punctuated by a high-flying windmill dunk by Jayden Scrubb just prior to the halftime buzzer.

Scrubb had a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

David Sloan, who leads the nation in assists with 10 per game, led the Vols in scoring with 24 points and had eight assists.

Jonah Jackson and Quamain Nelson each had 12 points and Vonnie Patterson had 11 with seven rebounds and four assists.

Rend Lake (12-14, 4-11) was led by Jevon Burton with 16 points.

In the women's game, Logan battled to an 84-73 win over Rend Lake to move to 14-13 overall.

Logan led 24-23 after one quarter and 43-38 at halftime. The margin was 60-56 after three periods.

Kalveona Pepper scored 25 points with 14 rebounds, while Hunter Thacker had 16 points and eight rebounds. Freshman Cali Wright added 11 points and six rebounds.

Both teams host Lincoln Trail on Tuesday night starting at 5 p.m. It will be the final home and conference games before postseason play.

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