JOHNSON, Vermont – The Thomas College men's basketball team earned a big win on the road at Johnson, 81-59, in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) matchup on Friday night.
The Badgers drop to 7-12 (4-9 NAC) on the season while the Terriers move to 10-10 (7-6 NAC).
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 (Sanford, Maine) buzzer beating three pushing the Terrier lead to 42-29 at the break.
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.
Matt Allen (Barre, Vermont) held a game-high and career-high 17 points along with four rebounds in the win for the Terriers. Carlos Gonzalez (Kennebunk, Maine) added a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds while Morgan netted 15 points and pulled in five boards. Demetris Webster (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) and Zach Mackinnon (Kennebunk, Maine) each reached double figures with 12 points and 11 points.
Marqwon Wynn led the Badgers with 16 points and four steals while Demetrius Slade contributed with 11 points, seven steals, and six rebounds.
The Terriers will continue their road trip tomorrow against Lyndon at 3:00 p.m.