JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College men's basketball team fell to Colby-Sawyer College 68-44 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) contest on Tuesday night.
The Badgers drop to 6-10 (3-7 NAC) on the season while the Chargers move to 11-5 (8-2 NAC).
The game began with the teams trading the first four baskets resulting in the only two ties of the contest. Colby-Sawyer slowly pulled away despite being outrebounded 23-19 in the half. Midway through the frame, an Erik Olson gave Colby-Sawyer its largest lead of the half at 19-9. Johnson used a 9-2 run capped by an Alexander Vetere (Craftsbury, Vt.) three to pull within three points with 7:02 left. The Chargers pushed their lead back to nine at the end of the half when Austin Boudreau nailed a three in the final seconds to give Colby-Sawyer a 33-24 lead at the break.
The Chargers pushed their lead to double-digits early in the second and held the advantage through the remainder of the game, holding Johnson to 27.6% shooting in the second half to take the 68-44 win.
Points: Robert Dubose Jr. – 10
Rebounds: Donell Shaw – 12
Assists: Demetrius Slade – 6
Points: Dana Bean – 20
Rebounds: Dana Bean – 11
Assists: Nate Trevino – 6
Field Goal %: Colby-Sawyer 46.8% | Johnson 29.0%
3-Point FG %: Colby-Sawyer 16.7% | Johnson 28.0%
Rebounds: Colby-Sawyer 45 | Johnson 37
Assists: Colby-Sawyer 14 | Johnson 12
Turnovers: Colby-Sawyer 21 | Johnson 22
Points off Turnovers: Colby-Sawyer 22 | Johnson 24
Bench Points: Colby-Sawyer 13 | Johnson 22
Johnson will host Lyndon in a NAC contest on Saturday, January 27 at 3:00 p.m.
Portions Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information