JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College men's basketball team defeated Vermont Technical College 92-67 in a non-conference game on Thursday evening.
The Badgers improve to 5-7 (2-4 NAC) on the season while the Knights move to 9-6 (6-3 YSCC).
The teams traded baskets in the early going before Johnson went on a 10-2 run to take a 15-8 advantage seven minutes in. The Knights hung around over the next four minutes, before Johnson pushed their lead out to 45-22 following a 21-4 to close out the half.
Johnson held off an early surge over the first six minutes that brought the Knights within 13 at 50-37. The Badgers brought their lead back to 25 with a 12-0 run and cruised the rest of the way for the 92-67 win.
Points: Marqwon Wynn – 20
Rebounds: Robert Dubose Jr. – 7
Assists: Vernon Slater – 6
VERMONT TECH LEADERS
Points: Cameron Carter – 23
Rebounds: Daniel Gill – 11
Assists: Connor Miller – 4
Field Goal %: Vermont Tech 43.5% | Johnson 41.9%
3-Point FG %: Vermont Tech 31.3% | Johnson 33.3%
Rebounds: Vermont Tech 56 | Johnson 32
Assists: Vermont Tech 11 | Johnson 16
Turnovers: Vermont Tech 32 | Johnson 12
Points off Turnovers: Vermont Tech 8 | Johnson 33
Bench Points: Vermont Tech 9 | Johnson 48
Johnson will visit Castleton on Saturday, January 13th for a North Atlantic Conference game at 6:00 p.m.