Johnson leads SC State past Allen 81-57

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP)—Jason Johnson had 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead South Carolina State University to a 81-57 victory over Allen on Thursday night.

The matchup was the teams’ first meeting in over 30 years.

The Bulldogs (4-9) jumped out to a 7-1 lead on a layup by Johnson midway through the first half. South Carolina State went on a 21-11 run to take a 12-point lead with 6:17 remaining in the half.

In the second half, Allen had trouble answering South Carolina State’s defense. With under two minutes to go, Julius Carter’s layup put the Bulldogs ahead for good, 81-49.

Byron Littlejohn led Allen (0-10) with 22 points.

The Bulldogs snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory.

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