Husson’s defense shuts down Badger’s

Johnson State dropped a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) matchup to visiting Husson University 67-42 in Carter Gymnasium Saturday Feb. 14. The Badgers slide to 6-16 overall (6-10 in the NAC) while the Eagles improve to 15-8 overall (13-3 in the NAC).

Husson started out hot, going on a 21-7 run in the first 12 minutes. Nicole Menard would hit a three point jumper, but was quickly answered with a made layup from Husson’s Stephanie Comstock. Sarah Voorhis would get fouled and go to the line to complete a pair of free throws, and .30 later Menard would hit a pair of free throws as well to cut the lead 23-14 with 3:59 remaining in the half. With 2:13 left, the Badgers would find themselves down by only five with a layup from Kasey Degreenia but the Eagles would close out the half on a 9-3 run.

The Eagles came out of the break still riding the hot hand of Comstock, who scored the Eagles first 7 points of the half. With 13:55 left in the game, Husson would go on a dominating 26-4 run to put the Eagles up by 30. Johnson would only allow two more points for the remaining three minutes, but their defense came too late as Husson grabbed a 67-42 win.

Johnson ended the evening shooting only 16 percent from the field and 5 percent from the arc, compared to Husson’s 39 percent from the field.

Johnson State saw two players in double figures. Brittany Robertson recorded 13 points, while Menard tailed 11 points and also had Johnson’s only three pointer.

Comstock lead the Eagles with 16 points and grabbing five boards. Taylor Blood scored 14 points while Victoria McIntyre recorded a double-double, tallying 12 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.

Johnson travels to Pine Manor for a non-conference tilt with a tip of 7:00pm. Husson will travel to Maine Farmington for a 7:30 tip.