JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College women's basketball team fell to Plymouth State University 74-45 in a non-conference contest on Saturday afternoon.
The Badgers drop to 1-8 (1-4 NAC) on the season while the Panthers move to 4-6 (0-2 LEC).
PSU came out strong, shooting a 61.1% in the opening quarter while limiting Johnson to just 2-of-21 (9.5%) shooting through the first ten minutes to take a 24-6 lead.
Plymouth State started the second quarter with a 9-0 spurt to push the lead to 27 points, 33-6. The Badgers outscored Plymouth by an 18-11 margin over the next six minutes, but the Panthers sank a three as the clock expired to send the Plymouth into the locker room with a 47-24 lead.
Johnson came out strong in the second half, opening the quarter with six straight points, but the Panthers maintained their lead to go into the fourth quarter leading 60-36.
Plymouth outscored the Badgers 14-9 to cruise to the 74-45 victory.
Points: Christle Page – 16
Rebounds: Devin Libby – 11
Assists: Three Players – 1
PLYMOUTH STATE LEADERS
Points: Jess Conant – 25
Rebounds: Brittany Roche – 9
Assists: Debra Morrill – 9
Field Goal %: Plymouth State 51.7% | Johnson 23.9%
3-Point FG %: Green Mountain 33.3% | Johnson 6.7%
Rebounds: Plymouth State 47 | Johnson 42
Assists: Plymouth State 17 | Johnson 3
Turnovers: Plymouth State 19 | Johnson 14
Points off Turnovers: Plymouth State 15 | Johnson 10
Bench Points: Plymouth State 24 | Johnson 27
The Badgers will return to action, following the semester break, hosting Green Mountain on January 6th at 1:00 p.m.
Portions Courtesy of Plymouth State Sports Information