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Hot shooting Norwich downs Hornets in non-conference tilt

Hot shooting Norwich downs Hornets in non-conference tilt

Northfield, VT - The Lyndon State College men's basketball team fell victim to a hot shooting Norwich University team and dropped a 91-58 non-conference road tilt on Wednesday evening.  Norwich improves to 5-8 with the win, while Lyndon falls to 2-11.

Norwich jumped out to a 23-7 advantage 7:31 into the game and never looked back.  The Cadets connected on 14 of 27 (51.9%) shots from behind the three-point arc and 36 of 67 (53.7%) shots overall.  In contrast, the Hornets only converted 24 of 69 (34.8%) shots from the floor, including 10 of 38 (25.3%) from the three-point line.  Neither team benefitted significantly from the free throw line, as Norwich only converted 5 of 13 attempts while Lyndon misfired on their only two free throws.  The Cadets held a 46-28 rebounding advantage and only turned the ball over 8 times, compared to 15 for the Hornets.

Individually, Mike Hogervorst (Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands) topped five double figure scorers for the Cadets, finishing with 19 points.  Ryan Booth (Northfield, VT) followed with 15, while Kyle Booth (Northfield, VT) and Joe Bertrand (Saugus, MA) added 12 each.  Zygmimantas Sirvydas (Silale, Lithuania) posted a near triple double with 11 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists.  Ricky Shuford (Prattville, AL) was Lyndon's only double figure scorer with 15 points.  Shuford added six rebounds and three assists.

The Hornets will return to North Atlantic Conference play on Friday evening when they host Maine Maritime Academy at 7:30 pm.  Norwich travels to Rivier College on Saturday.