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Women’s basketball holds on for 70-65 win over
Thomas College

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).

1st quarter

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.

2nd quarter
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.

3rd quarter

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.

4th quarter

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.

 

Terriers beat men’s basketball 81-59

JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College men’s basketball team fell to Thomas College 81-59 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on Friday night at Carter Gym.

The Badgers drop to 7-12 (4-9 NAC) on the season while the Terriers move to 10-10 (7-6 NAC).

1st half
The teams traded baskets in the early going, with Thomas holding a 9-8 edge four and a half minutes in. The Terriers went on an 8-2 run to take control with 13 minutes left in the half. Thomas slowly built their lead throughout the remainder of the period, with a John Morgan buzzer beating three pushing the Terrier lead to 42-29 at the break.

2nd half
Johnson went on a 12-6 run coming out of the intermission to cut the Thomas lead to 48-41 five minutes in. The Terriers took back control over the next five minutes, pulling their lead back to double-digits, 58-45. Thomas pulled away in the final part of the half, taking the 81-59 win.

 

Women’s basketball falls to Beavers 61-51

JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College women’s basketball team fell to UMaine-Farmington 61-52 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on Saturday afternoon at Carter Gym.

The Badgers drop to 3-17 (2-12 NAC) on the season while the Beavers move to 6-14 (3-11 NAC).

1st quarter
The Beavers got out to an early lead, scoring eight points over the first two minutes of the game. Johnson went on an 11-2 run over the next seven minutes, capped by a Mariah Ramos (Lebanon, N.H.) layup, to take an 11-10 lead with a minute and a half left in the first. UMF answered back with a McKenna Brodeur layup and Kasey Talarico free throw to go up 13-11 after one.

2nd quarter
The Beavers slowly built their advantage through the second frame, with two Paige Carter free throws with 1:34 remaining giving UMF a 26-14 lead after a 13-3 run. Two Jocelyn Pellerin three-pointers in the final minute brought the Badgers back within six, as the Beavers took a 26-20 edge into the break.

3rd quarter
UMF once again added to their lead early in the quarter, going up by as much as 16 with a 44-28 advantage two minutes left in the third. Ramos hit a jump shot with just under two minutes left and, following two made free throws by Sabrina Roberge (Irasburg, Vt.), nailed a three to cut the Beaver lead back to single-digits, as they took a 44-35 lead into the final quarter.

4th quarter
The teams traded baskets through the fourth quarter, but the Badger were unable to overcome the deficit and fell 61-52.

 

Men’s basketball falls short to UMaine-Farmington, 70-60

JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College men’s basketball team fell to UMaine-Farmington 70-60 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on Saturday afternoon at Carter Gym.

The Badgers drop to 7-13 (4-10 NAC) on the season while the Beavers move to 9-12 (7-7 NAC).

1st half
The teams traded points in the early going, with the score tied 6-6 six minutes in. The Beavers went on a 12-1 run over the next four minutes to take command with an 18-7 lead. UMF held the advantage through the remainder of the half to go into the intermission ahead 39-24.

2nd half
The Badgers refused to be put away early in the second, trading baskets with the beavers to keep the deficit in the low teens. After a Riley Robinson layup with six minutes left made the score 59-47 in favor of UMF, Johnson rallied off nine straight points, capped by a Jeyquan Johnson (Harlem, N.Y.) three, to cut the lead to 59-56.The Beavers pulled back away though, and took the 70-60 win.

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