Bloomsburg upsets No. 8 Indiana (Pa.)
Johnson dishes out career-high 10 assists to lead Huskies
INDIANA, Pa. -- Trevon Johnson dished out a career-high 10 assists, his final assist coming on a Lorenzo Christmas three-pointer that propelled Bloomsburg (6-1, 3-0 PSAC) past eighth-ranked Indiana (Pa.) 66-64 on Saturday. The win was Bloomsburg's first win against the Crimson Hawks (4-1, 2-1 PSAC) since 2006-07 season.
The first 10 minutes of the game were very close with both teams trading buckets, resulting in six lead changes. IUP would pull away, going up by as many with 10 points with 4:29 to play in the first half.
Bloomsburg shut the Crimson Hawks down for the remainder of the first half as BU went on a 13-1 run to claim a 32-30 lead entering halftime. BU's Nnamdi Njoku nailed a three-pointer with six seconds left to give the Huskies their first lead since the 12:30 mark.
In the second half, Bloomsburg stretched its lead to six but the Crimson Hawks rallied to take a one point lead with 12:58 to play. IUP would hold the lead until the 8:36 mark of the second half when the Huskies took a 50-49 lead.
BU would go up 56-50 with 6:03 to play, but IUP would again make a late push to make things interesting. Slowly chipping away at the lead, the Crimson Hawks finally broke through to take a 64-63 lead with 28 seconds to play.
After a Bloomsburg timeout, the Huskies looked to put the ball in the hands of Christmas, their best shooter. Johnson would find Christmas open at the three-point line with seven seconds remaining in the game and Christmas drained the shot to put Bloomsburg in front 66-64.
IUP's Devante Chance would take the last shot of the game but his three-point attempt came up short as the Huskies held on for the victory.
Nnamdi Njoku led the Huskies with a 16-point effort from off the bench while Johnson recorded his first double-double of the season on 13 points and 10 assists. Larry Webster finished with 10 points and two blocks while Ed Hall scored nine points and grabbed seven boards.
For IUP, Ashton Smith led all scorers with 24 while Josh Weigand added eight points and a game-high 12 rebounds.