CANTON, NY- The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men's basketball team fell to SUNY Canton by a score of 103-80 on Friday evening.
The Badgers were led by sophomore Robert Dubose (Philadelphia, PA) who had a game high 26 points. Dubose connected on 13 of his 22 attempts on the night. The Kangaroos had five players in double figures. Brandon Adkisson led the Kangaroos with 19 points.
The Badgers started the evening strong with a Dubose layup and a three point make by Javon Daniels (Germantown, MD). Daniels ended the night making 3-4 attempts from behind the arc. After the initial run by the Badgers, the Kangaroos made a run of their own. A strong defensive effort pushed the Kangaroos to a lead of 51-36 headed into the second half.
In the second half the Kangaroos controlled the pace. After an initial basket by Tyhee Taylor (Philadelphia, PA) the Kangaroos had a 7-0 with five of the seven points coming from Jordan Stewart. Both teams traded baskets mid-way through the half but the size and physicality of the Kangaroos wwas too much for the Badgers as they fell in regulation against North Atlantic Conference foe.
The Badgers shot 41.3% from the field, while the Kangaroos shot 58.3%. The Badgers fell in the rebounding battle losing the boards 30-47.
The Badgers will face SUNY Canton for the second game in a row tomorrow at 1:00pm.