Johnson nets career high 16 points (Basketball)
Wasilla’s Jenna Johnson did everything she could to extend Utah State University’s season.
The sophomore starting guard pumped in a career-high 16 points tonight in an 86-76 loss to Fresno State in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Las Vegas.
Utah State ended the season with a 17-14 record, making the final four of the WAC tournament for just the second time ever.
Johnson, a former Alaska player of the year, made 7 of 14 shots. She also had 4 rebounds and 4 steals.
Twice in the opening 10 minutes of the game she stole the ball and drove in for the score, fueling an early 15-8 surge that helped Utah State build a 17-point lead.
But Fresno State came roaring back behind a tournament record 14 3-pointers.
Johnson started all 31 games this season, averaging 6.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals in 25 minutes.