JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College women's basketball team defeated Vermont Technical College 54-35 in a non-conference game on Thursday evening.
The Badgers improve to 2-10 (1-6 NAC) on the season while the Knights move to 3-13 (2-6 YSCC).
Johnson jumped out to a quick 9-4 lead but the Knights brought the lead down to 10-9 at the 3:50 mark. Johnson closed out the quarter on a 10-0 run to give them a 20-9 lead.
The Badgers held their lead through the low scoring second quarter, taking a 29-16 lead into halftime.
Vermont Tech kept continued to keep pace in the third, which ended with the same 13-point margin of 39-26.
Johnson pulled away in the fourth, outscoring the Knights 15-9 to take the 54-35 victory.
Points: Jocelyn Pellerin – 12
Rebounds: Mariah Ramos – 14
Assists: Devin Libby – 4
VERMONT TECH LEADERS
Points: Austen LaFrance – 8
Rebounds: Shannon Cookson – 8
Assists: Mariah Rilling – 2
Field Goal %: Vermont Tech 23.8% | Johnson 25.4%
3-Point FG %: Vermont Tech 6.7% | Johnson 28.6%
Rebounds: Vermont Tech 42 | Johnson 60
Assists: Vermont Tech 4 | Johnson 16
Turnovers: Vermont Tech 24 | Johnson 25
Points off Turnovers: Vermont Tech 10 | Johnson 12
Bench Points: Vermont Tech 10 | Johnson 23
The Badgers will travel to Castleton for a North Atlantic Conference game on Saturday, January 13 at 4:00 p.m.