NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Anna Maria College men's basketball team dropped a close, 68-63 final to the Cadets of Norwich University in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action on Thursday evening. The Cadets pick up only their second-ever victory over the AMCATS to improve to 5-8 on the year and 2-4 in the conference. Anna Maria drops to 3-11 overall and to 3-4 against league foes.
The Cadets rebounded from a sluggish start to capture the win. Down by a game-high nine points only 3:41 into regulation time, Norwich quickly tied the game with a nine-point run that was highlighted by three layups from Hogervorst. With the game tied at 26 with 4:35 to go in the first half, Norwich outscored the AMCATS by a 9-2 margin in the waning minutes.
Norwich scored on its own basket with 10:14 to go in the second half, cutting the Anna Maria deficit to only one point, 46-45, but Norwich rallied with back-to-back threes from Haimes and Booth to stoke offensive momentum. The AMCATS would not quit, however, and would use a Rapoza layup with 3:59 to go, cutting the Norwich lead to 56-53.
The AMCATS travel to Mount Ida on Saturday, January 14 for a 1:00 p.m. GNAC contest. Norwich hosts Emmanuel (Mass.) on the same day at 1 p.m. in Andrews Hall.