Johnson returns to court, produces immediately in SMCC win

January 8, 2017

Desmond Johnson basketball

Desmond Johnson

His first game back on the basketball court was like a tune-up.

Now Anchorage’s Desmond Johnson is revved up.

With its star guard back in the starting lineup, South Mountain College College was hitting on all cylinders in a 99-96 win over Glendale Community College in Arizona.

Johnson, of East High fame, collected 25 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four steals in 37 minutes of action.

He sank 8-of-14 field goals, but missed all three 3-point attempts. He also made 9-of-11 foul shots.

Johnson had 11 points in his first game of the season Dec. 30.