KISSIMMEE – After a game that stayed neck and neck, the Johnson University Royals beat the Johnson University Suns by seven points.

Fans watch the intensity of the game build with each point scored.

Fans watch the intensity of the game build with each point scored.

On Thursday, students filled the gymnasium for the anticipated JUFL vs JUTN game.

Although the two campuses are united by name, when it comes to athletics they are competitive by nature.

Due to the excitement surrounding this game, JUFL students chose to make this game a black out game.

The game opened with the first shot setting the tone for the rest of the event– a three pointer shot by the Royals’ player Kenny White.

Sophomore Kenny White takes a shot to score one of his 33 total game points.

Sophomore Kenny White takes a shot to score one of his 33 total game points.

At halftime, the Royals had the lead by three points with a score of 48 – 45. Sophomore Kenny White had scored 25 of the Royals’ 48 points by this point.

The second half started with a 9 point run from the Suns, but the Royals outplayed them which eventually brought home the win.

Suns Coach Craig Wilsman said he was, “disappointed with the loss, but not disappointed with the effort.”

The final score was 95 – 88 in favor of the Royals with Kenny White scoring almost 35% of the Royals’ total points.

Following the game, both teams united at center court and prayed together.

Junior Juwan Braye tries to score as the clock sits just under a minute.

Junior Juwan Braye tries to score as the clock sits just under a minute.

This game marks JUTN’s second win this season for their men’s basketball team.

These teams will have a rematch in Knoxville, TN on Jan. 28 at 8:00 p.m.

The next home game for the Suns will be on Dec. 8 at 7:00 p.m. against Keiser University.

The next home game for the Royal’s basketball team will be on Dec. 14 at 5:00 p.m. against Lincoln University.

To watch the recording of this game, click here.

Posted by Elisabeth K. Clevenger

Elisabeth is a Business Administration major at Johnson University's Florida campus. She has a heart for missions and enjoys photography.

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