MBB: Johnson Falls Short to UMaine-Farmington, 70-60

MBB: Johnson Falls Short to UMaine-Farmington, 70-60

JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College men's basketball team fell to UMaine-Farmington 70-60 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on Saturday afternoon at Carter Gym.

The Badgers drop to 7-13 (4-10 NAC) on the season while the Beavers move to 9-12 (7-7 NAC).

1st HALF

The teams traded points in the early going, with the score tied 6-6 six minutes in. The Beavers went on a 12-1 run over the next four minutes to take command with an 18-7 lead. UMF held the advantage through the remainder of the half to go into the intermission ahead 39-24.

2nd HALF

The Badgers refused to be put away early in the second, trading baskets with the beavers to keep the deficit in the low teens.  After a Riley Robinson layup with six minutes left made the score 59-47 in favor of UMF, Johnson rallied off nine straight points, capped by a Jeyquan Johnson (Harlem, N.Y.) three, to cut the lead to 59-56.The Beavers pulled back away though, and took the 70-60 win.  


Points: Vernon Slater – 14

Rebounds: Marqwon Wynn – 8

Assists: Marqwon Wynn & Demetrius Slade – 5


Points: Issac Witham – 20

Rebounds: Bill Ruby – 13

Assists: Issac Witham & Eric Berry – 3


Field Goal %: UMF 40.8% | Johnson 35.9%

3-Point FG %: UMF 13.3% | Johnson 28.0%

Rebounds: UMF 46 | Johnson 31

Assists: UMF 10 | Johnson 18

Turnovers: UMF 20 | Johnson 12

Points off Turnovers: UMF 12 | Johnson 17

Bench Points: UMF 22 | Johnson 29


Johnson will visit Maine Maritime Academy for a NAC game on Friday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m.