JOHNSON, Vt. – UMaine Farmington men’s basketball team fell to Johnson State by a score of 84-72 in in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on Friday night in Carter Gym.
The Badgers improve to 5-6 on the season and 2-3 in the NAC, while the Beavers fall to 5-6 and 2-3 in conference play.
The Badgers started the game on a 12-7 run, before the Beavers pulled back even at 12-12 seven minutes into the half. The team remained close through the remainder of the period, with neither team holding more than a six point lead. Riley Robinson led all scorers in the opening frame with 12 points, while Jeyquan Johnson led the Badger with 10 off the bench.
Things stayed tight in the second half with six lead changes over the first 15 minutes. With five minutes left in the game, Benjamin Holl hit a three to make the score 68-65, putting the Badgers up for good. Johnson held UMaine-Farmington down the stretch, taking the 84-72 lead. Issac Witham led UMaine-Farmington with 14 points, while Chavis picked up 14 of his own.
Chavis led Johnson with 21 points, with Jeyquan Johnson adding 20 points and six rebounds. Rasul Jackson picked up a game high nine rebounds and tacked on 12 points.
Witham led all scorers with 22 points, while Robinson tacked on 18 more. Amir Moss hauled in a team high seven rebounds for the Beavers.