Lyndon takes second game of season from Johnson

Lyndon ran its North Atlantic Conference winning streak to three games Saturday, Jan. 31 with a 77-62 victory over in-state rival Johnson State. With the win, Lyndon improves to 6-1 overall and 5-6 in the NAC while Johnson drops 2-16 and 5-9, respectively.

With the score tied at 6-6 early in the contest, Lyndon – on a pair of David Johnson three-pointers – went on a 14-0 run to open it first double-digit lead. The Badgers managed to get back within striking distance, thanks to Rob Hazard’s 11 points off the bench, narrowed the deficit seven by halftime.

In the second half, Johnson poured in 14 points and Avery King added a dozen of his own to help Lyndon slowly pull away and seal the victory.

Johnson finished the contest with 32 points, two rebounds, two assists one blocked shot and five steals. King chipped in 16 points three rebounds and one assist while George Carle had 13 points, seven rebounds and two steals off the Hornet bench.

Asim Khan had 15 points, seven rebounds and two assists for the Badgers and Ron Adrian collected 13 points, three rebounds, one assist one block and one steal. Hazard had 11 points on the day and teammate Demetrius Slade had 10 points, seven rebounds and two steals.

Lyndon puts its winning streak on the line Tuesday at Stannard Gymnasium when it faces Green Mountain College. On Jan. 15, the Eagles defeated the Hornets 88-79 behind Cameron Anderson’s 24-point, 19-rebound effort.

Game time for Lyndon re-match with Green Mountain is 5:30 p.m while the Badgers will face Castleton on Tuesday night at Carter Gymnasium at 5:30pm.