MBB: Johnson Falls Short to Southern Vermont, 66-57

MBB: Johnson Falls Short to Southern Vermont, 66-57

JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College men's basketball team fell to Southern Vermont College 66-57 on Saturday afternoon at Carter Gym.

The Badgers move to 1-1 on the season while the Mountaineers go to 2-0.

1st HALF

The teams were evenly matched through the majority of the first half, with neither team holding more than a five point lead in the first 14 minutes. With the scored tied at 21 with 6:34 left in the half, Southern Vermont went on a 16-7 run to take a 37-28 lead into the break.

Jeyquan Johnson (Harlem, N.Y.) led all players in the half with nine points and six rebounds, while Marqwon Wynn (Wilmington, Del.) added six points and four assists. Claude Payne led Southern Vermont with eight points while Mike Pierre and Kyle Depollar added seven points each.

2nd HALF

The Mountaineers kept the pressure on in the second half, holding a 12 point lead with 11 minutes remaining, 49-37. The Badgers swung the momentum and chipped away to pull within three with a Wynn layup with three minutes left in the game. Southern Vermont answered back with a Pierre layup to make the score 61-54. The Mountaineers hit five free throws down the stretch and held off the Badgers to take the 66-57 victory.

Wynn scored nine points to lead Johnson in the half, with Johnson adding seven more. Pierre carried the load for Southern Vermont in the second with 12 points and three steals.


Points: Johnson – 16   

Rebounds: Slade – 12

Assists:  Wynn – 7


Points: Pierre – 19   

Rebounds: Hodo – 10  

Assists: Pierre – 2


Field Goal %: Southern Vermont 37.7% | Johnson 46.0%

Rebounds: Southern Vermont 29| Johnson 38

Assists: Southern Vermont 4 | Johnson 9

Turnovers: Southern Vermont 11 | Johnson 21

Points off Turnovers: Southern Vermont 17 | Johnson 13

Bench Points: Southern Vermont 20 | Johnson 10


The Badgers host Middlebury on Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30 p.m.