Waterville, Maine – Junior guard Jarrad DeVaughn put in an impressive 30 points, shooting 11-for-18 from the field, and snagged nine rebounds to help the Thomas College Terriers pick up a 88-68 victory over the Badgers of Johnsons State in North Atlantic Conference play Saturday afternoon.
With the win the Terriers improve to 7-4 (4-2 NAC) on the season, as the visiting Badgers fall to 1-10 (1-4).
DeVaughn got the Terriers offense rolling when he hit a three at the 17:29 mark to give the Terriers their first lead (10-7) of the game. Johnson's Scott Moran put the Badgers back on top 23-22, at the 7:42 mark off of a jumper. DeVaughn tied the game back up at 23 apiece from the free throw line and after a segment of fouls and turnovers Thomas' Franklin Salvador hit a layup that gave the Terriers a 25-23 lead at the 5:02 mark. The Badgers quickly answered tying it back up at 25 apiece with a Allen Turan layup at the 4:44 mark, but with two Stanley Greene Jr. free throws going through the hoop at the 3:49 mark the Terriers gained control of the lead again and would not let go for the rest of the game.
At the break Thomas held a 40-30 lead over the visiting Badgers.
The second saw the Terriers extend their lead by as many as 22 points as their offense went into high gear with help from DeVaughn's 19 second half points. The Terriers scored 32 points inside the paint, tallied 12 second chance points, and got 13 points off the bench in the second half to help seal the win.
Johnson's Corey Chase, Billy Boyd, and Moran all hit double figures in the loss.
The Terriers will travel up I-95 to Bangor for a match-up with NAC rival Husson University on Tuesday January 10th at 5:30 p.m. The Badgers will take on Green Mountain in NAC action on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.