JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College women's basketball team defeated Thomas College 70-65 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on Friday evening at Carter Gym.
The Badgers improve to 3-16 (2-11 NAC) on the season while the Terriers move to 8-12 (5-8 NAC).
The teams were tied 9-9 six minutes into the game, before Thomas closed the quarter on a 7-0 run to take a 16-9 lead into the second.
The Terriers held control in the second, pushing their lead to 13 late in the quarter. Jocelyn Pellerin (Keene, N.H.) hit a late three to put the Badgers within 10, going into the break down 39-29.
Johnson went on a 19-9 run though the first eight and a half minutes of the half to pull the game even at 48. Two made free throws by Lindsey LaPerle (Bethel, Vt.) late in the quarter put Johnson up 50-48 going into the fourth.
The Badgers opened the period on a 9-2 run to take control, 59-50. Johnson held off a late push by Thomas to hold on to the 70-65 victory.
Points: Mariah Ramos – 20
Rebounds: Ellery Kiefer – 8
Assists: Emily Marshall – 4
Points: Jordan Turner – 19
Rebounds: Jordan Turner – 15
Assists: Jordan Turner – 9
Field Goal %: Thomas 30.4% | Johnson 36.9%
3-Point FG %: Thomas 26.1% | Johnson 45.5%
Rebounds: Thomas 56 | Johnson 45
Assists: Thomas 14 | Johnson 14
Turnovers: Thomas 17 | Johnson 13
Points off Turnovers: Thomas 6 | Johnson 10
Bench Points: Thomas 17 | Johnson 27
The Badgers host UMaine-Farmington in a NAC contest on Saturday, January 3 at 1:00 p.m.