Bucknell 87, West Alabama 50

Bryson Johnson scored 27 points on a career-high nine 3-pointers

and Bucknell set a school record with 17 treys in an 87-50 rout of

West Alabama on Saturday.

All 15 of Johnson’s attempts were beyond the arc in the

TicketCity Legends Classic subregional game. Cameron Ayers added 20

points on 4 of 5 from long range as the Bison (4-2) attempted 34

3-pointers, tying a school mark, to finish at 50 percent.

Bucknell, which led 48-25 at halftime, has won four straight

games. The Bison were 30 of 59 (50.8 percent) from the field

compared to 17 of 62 (27.4 percent) for the NCAA Division II Tigers

(1-5).

Bucknell had hit 15 3-pointers twice before, at Villanova in

2007-08 and at Boston College last season.

Phillip Morris led West Alabama with 11 points on 4 of 5

shooting.

The Bison had a 46-33 rebounding edge and dished out 23

assists.