JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College women's basketball team fell to SUNY Canton 60-57 in a non-conference contest on Thursday night at Carter Gym.
The Badgers drop to 2-15 (1-10 NAC) on the season while the Kangaroos move to 10-9.
The Badgers took advantage of early foul trouble by the Roos to take an early 10-3 lead five minutes into the game. The Badgers kept control through the remainder of the quarter to take a 17-9 lead into the second quarter.
Johnson maintained a 10-point margin through the first six minutes of the quarter, before SUNY Canton went on a 15-6 to close out the half down 33-32.
The Roos took control in the third, slowly gaining the lead and building it to a seven point lead by the end of the quarter, holding a 51-44 edge heading into the fourth.
The Badgers came out strong to start the fourth, going on an 11-2 run to take a 55-53 lead on a Jocelyn Pellerin (Keene, N.H.) three-pointer with four minutes left. The Roos took back the lead two minutes later and held on to take the 60-57 win.
Points: Mariah Ramos – 21
Rebounds: Mariah Ramos – 9
Assists: Devin Libby – 5
SUNY CANTON LEADERS
Points: Jenifer Morgan-Aubin – 15
Rebounds: Antanasia Chambers – 7
Assists: Three Players – 2
Field Goal %: SUNY Canton 42.1% | Johnson 40.7%
3-Point FG %: SUNY Canton 14.3% | Johnson 26.3%
Rebounds: SUNY Canton 42 | Johnson 32
Assists: SUNY Canton 11 | Johnson 17
Turnovers: SUNY Canton 21 | Johnson 19
Points off Turnovers: SUNY Canton 18 | Johnson 15
Bench Points: SUNY Canton 32 | Johnson 16
The Badgers will host Lyndon in a North Atlantic Conference game on Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m.