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Husson Men's college basketball 97 at Johnson State 71

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JOHNSON, Vt. – The Husson University men’s basketball team defeated Johnson State College 97-71 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) contest on Friday night at Carter Gym.

The Eagles improve to 11-4 (8-1 NAC), while the Badgers drop to 5-9 (2-6 NAC) on the season.

1st HALF

The teams stayed close throughout the opening half, with the Badger maintaining a steady lead in the early going and Husson taking control by the end of the half. Neither team could put together a substantial run to grab a large lead. The Eagles were able to take a 38-32 lead after the first twenty minutes. DJ Bussey paced Husson with 10 points in the half, while Corey Kaiser dominated the boards with six rebounds.

2nd HALF

The Eagles came out strong in the second half, going on a 21-8 run over the first six minutes. The five players who started the half for HU all participated in the 21-point outburst. Husson would continue to build their lead through the half, stretching it to as much as 35 late in the game and moving on to the 97-71 victory. Cole Thomas and Bussey each poured in 11 points to lead their squad in the second half.

HUSSON LEADERS

Points: DJ Bussey – 21

Rebounds: Corey Kaiser – 13

Assists: Corey Kaiser – 5

JOHNSON LEADERS

Points: Marqwon Wynn & Shakeel Irvin – 14

Rebounds: Demetrius Slade & Dawda Jallow – 7

Assists: Vernon Slater – 3

STATS BREAKDOWN

Field Goal %: Husson 46.2% | Johnson 41.9%

3-Point FG %: Husson 41.7% | Johnson 22.2%

Rebounds: Husson 52 | Johnson 33

Assists: Husson 10 | Johnson 9

Turnovers: Husson 19 | Johnson 16

Points off Turnovers: Husson 10 | Johnson 11

Bench Points: Husson 34 | Johnson 25

NEXT UP:

The Eagles will play a 3:00 pm game at Lyndon on Saturday, January 20th.

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