|Colby-Sawyer College||Husson University|
BANGOR, Maine – The dynamic duo, DJ Bussey and Raheem Anderson led the Husson University men’s basketball team to an 87-66 victory over Colby-Sawyer, netting over half of the Eagles’ points (53) on Friday evening in the Newman Gymnasium for their third consecutive conference win.
After a couple quick baskets swapped back-and-forth between the two teams, the Eagles (10-2, 7-0 NAC) took charge in the third minute of the match breaking out on a 7-0 run over the following four minutes, as Bussey and Anderson crushed 3-pointers to give Husson a 15-8 advantage.
The Husson men truly found their groove in the final six minutes of the first half as they extended their lead to a high of 12 points, outscoring Colby-Sawyer (8-4, 5-1 NAC), 13-8 to close out the half with a 32-25 lead. The Eagles stood strong under their own hoop, grabbing 24 defensive rebounds to Colby-Sawyer’s 14.
Bussey and Anderson dominated the floor taking turns scoring starting with a deep 3-pointer by Bussey two minutes into the second half. The two players continued to score the Eagles only points over the next 5 minutes as Bussey netted 16 points including four 3-pointers and Anderson contributed six points on the Eagles successful 22-6 run. After this drive, Husson was outscoring Colby-Sawyer 55-33 with 12:54 left to play.
The Eagles cruised to an 87-66 victory, only allowing the Chargers to get as close as 12 points in the final two minutes of the match.
LEADERS – HUSSON
- Freshman guard Bussey capped a career-high 28 points in 24 minutes shooting 83.3% from the field while draining six 3-pointers
- Senior guard Anderson netted 25 points while dishing out five assists and sinking a trio of 3-pointers
- Junior forward Justin Martin registered a total of 13 rebounds and 10 points and one block
- Off the bench, freshman guard Justin Thompson netted 14 points while grabbing four boards
- Sophomore center Dana Bean registered a team-high 20 points while shooting 4-5 from the charity stripe and picking up seven boards
- Freshman forward Nate Trevino chipped in 11 rebounds
- Junior guard Jordain Bell added on 12 points, three rebounds, and two assists
Off the bench, Husson players scored 24 points to Colby-Sawyer’s 16, while the Eagles also held an advantage in rebounds (53-43) and 3-pointers (12-6). Both teams snagged seven steals apiece from each other.