December 3, 2009
Trevon Johnson Leads Bloomsburg Men's Basketball To Win
BLOOMSBURG--Trevon Johnson (Snow Hill, MD/Snow Hill) scored a career-high 26 points, including 20 in the second half, to lead the Bloomsburg University men's basketball team to a 62-58 win over Wilmington University on Thursday night at the Nelson Field House.
Trailing by nine points with 11:30 to play the Huskies started their comeback on back-to-back three-pointers from Jamar Smack (State College/State College) sandwiched around a Wilmington free throw to close to within five, 45-40, with 8:01 to play. Johnson then caught fire for the Huskies scoring eight straight Bloomsburg points to make it a 50-48 game with 4:08 to play. After Smack converted a three-point play just 20 seconds later Bloomsburg had its first lead of the half at 51-50 with 3:46 to play.
A jumper by Johnson made it 53-50 before the Wilmington tied the game with a three-pointer with 2:28 left. After two free throws from Johnson put the Huskies back on top, Wilmington tied the game for the 10th time on a jumper by Mike Shipman with 1:41 to go.
Johnson put the Huskies on top for good with a three-point play with 1:03 left in the game and after the Huskies went 4-4 from the foul line in the final 17 seconds, Bloomsburg had its second straight win.
The first half was a see-saw battle between the teams with 15 lead changes and seven ties in the opening 20 minutes. Neither team led by more than three points in the half with the Huskies three-point advantage coming with 9:10 left in the half on a three-pointer by Jesse Betar (Altoona/Altoona).
Johnson was the only player in double figures for the Huskies and ended up scoring 15 of the team's final 22 points. Smack finished with nine points and three assists for Bloomsburg, now 2-2. Wilmington, now 1-6, got 15 points from Brandon Savage.
The Huskies host Penn State Wilkes-Barre on Monday night at 7 p.m.