BANGOR, Maine – The dynamic duo, DJ Bussey and Raheem Anderson led the Husson University men's basketball team to an 87-66 victory over Colby-Sawyer, netting over half of the Eagles' points (53) on Friday evening in the Newman Gymnasium for their third consecutive conference win.
After a couple quick baskets swapped back-and-forth between the two teams, the Eagles (10-2, 7-0 NAC) took charge in the third minute of the match breaking out on a 7-0 run over the following four minutes, as Bussey and Anderson crushed 3-pointers to give Husson a 15-8 advantage.
The Husson men truly found their groove in the final six minutes of the first half as they extended their lead to a high of 12 points, outscoring Colby-Sawyer (8-4, 5-1 NAC), 13-8 to close out the half with a 32-25 lead. The Eagles stood strong under their own hoop, grabbing 24 defensive rebounds to Colby-Sawyer's 14.
Bussey and Anderson dominated the floor taking turns scoring starting with a deep 3-pointer by Bussey two minutes into the second half. The two players continued to score the Eagles only points over the next 5 minutes as Bussey netted 16 points including four 3-pointers and Anderson contributed six points on the Eagles successful 22-6 run. After this drive, Husson was outscoring Colby-Sawyer 55-33 with 12:54 left to play.
The Eagles cruised to an 87-66 victory, only allowing the Chargers to get as close as 12 points in the final two minutes of the match.
LEADERS - HUSSON
- Freshman guard Bussey capped a career-high 28 points in 24 minutes shooting 83.3% from the field while draining six 3-pointers
- Senior guard Anderson netted 25 points while dishing out five assists and sinking a trio of 3-pointers
- Junior forward Justin Martin registered a total of 13 rebounds and 10 points and one block
- Off the bench, freshman guard Justin Thompson netted 14 points while grabbing four boards
- Sophomore center Dana Bean registered a team-high 20 points while shooting 4-5 from the charity stripe and picking up seven boards
- Freshman forward Nate Trevino chipped in 11 rebounds
- Junior guard Jordain Bell added on 12 points, three rebounds, and two assists
Off the bench, Husson players scored 24 points to Colby-Sawyer's 16, while the Eagles also held an advantage in rebounds (53-43) and 3-pointers (12-6). Both teams snagged seven steals apiece from each other.
The Husson men will have less than 24 hours to recoup before facing off against New England College in the Newman Gymnasium tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 13 with a 3:00 p.m. tip-off.