|Husson University||Johnson State|
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.
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.
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.
Points: DJ Bussey – 21
Rebounds: Corey Kaiser – 13
Assists: Corey Kaiser – 5
Points: Marqwon Wynn & Shakeel Irvin – 14
Rebounds: Demetrius Slade & Dawda Jallow – 7
Assists: Vernon Slater – 3
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
The Eagles will play a 3:00 pm game at Lyndon on Saturday, January 20th.