Johnson pulls away from Milligan to spoil home opener

Sports

The Buffs are still searching for their first win after a 84-68 loss

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – Milligan only trailed by three points after the first 20 minutes, but Johnson dashed any Buffs hopes of winning when they outscored their counterparts 47-34 in the second half to seal a 84-68 win Tuesday night at Steve Lacy Fieldhouse.

Guards Levontae Knox and Sami Sanad each finished with a team-high 16 points while Knox hauled in nine rebounds with Sanad chipping in seven boards.

Forward Josh Thomas also turned in a solid night by tallying 13 points and six rebounds with guard Finn McClure chalking up 12 points.

Johnson was led by guard Miles Long, who recorded a game-high 22 points and six rebounds. Hampton alum Coby Jones turned in a solid stat line in front of family and friends with 17 points and five rebounds.

The Buffs look to snap their three-game losing streak when they travel to St. Andrews on Thursday.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories