John A. Logan used a balanced scoring attack early to streak out to a 21-5 lead midway through the first half on the way to a 100-67 victory over host Lake Land on Saturday afternoon.
Six Volunteers scored during the first 7 minutes, 34 seconds as a stingy Logan defense and lethargic Lake Land defense both gave way to the 15-point early cushion.
After a Maurice Welfare-Harris field goal made it 23-7, John A. Logan went on another run – 13-0 – to take a 36-7 lead with 8:20 remaining in the first half.
The Lakers responded by outscoring the Volunteers 19-7 over the next seven minutes. At halftime, Lake Land trailed, 50-28. But they struggled, making only 28 percent of their shots whiel John A Logan made 55 percent.
Lake Land’s Adam Price made a layup to start the second half, cutting the deficit to 20. That would be as close as the Lakers would get as the lead would balloon to as much as 40.
John A. Logan shot 55 percent overall, hitting 11-23 from 3-point range. The Lakers hit 35% overall, including 9-19 of 3s.
Isaiah May scored a team-high 20, making five of nine 3-pointers. Jevon Morris added 10 points.
The Lakers (3-8, 0-4 in Region 24) lost their fifth straight game. John A. Logan improved to 6-4, 3-0.
Lake Land travels to Mt. Carmel to play Wabash Valley College on Wednesday.
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