Basketball

CARTERVILLE, Ill. — John A. Logan is starting to make a habit of Great Rivers Athletic Conference comeback wins.

Thursday on the road at Olney Central, Logan fell behind by a double-digit margin only to fight its way back to a 103-99 overtime win.

Saturday, back at home, the Volunteers had to do it all over again. Wabash Valley held a 30-17 first-half lead which Logan overcame en route to an 88-69 men’s win.

Logan, the pre-season favorite, improved to 6-5 overall and 2-1 in GRAC play. WVC, with its fourth-straight loss, dropped to 6-8 and 1-4 in the league.

After trailing by 13 points at the 6:50 mark in the first half, the Volunteers embarked on a 21-2 run to finish the first half ahead, 38-32.

Wabash could get no closer than three points, coming at 40-37 90 seconds into the second half.

“Logan is a team that plays together, they are strong and very physical,” said WVC coach Mike Carpenter, who said his club “cannot go five or six minutes where we do not score.”

Tyrone Sherman led Wabash Valley with 14 points. Sam Thompson, Jaquan Lynch and Wesley Afolayan each scored 12 points.

Afolayan accounted for three of the Warriors’ seven 3-point field goals.

Logan was led by A.J. Riley with 25 points. Jay Johnson was next with 12 points, followed by Tre Green with 11.

WVC hosts Rend Lake Wednesday before heading to Lewis & Clark on Saturday.

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