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).
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.
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
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.