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Men's Basketball Takes Down Norwich to Open Conference Play, 85-67

Men's Basketball Takes Down Norwich to Open Conference Play, 85-67

PAXTON, MASS: The Anna Maria Men's Basketball team defeated GNAC opponent Norwich University this afternoon in the Fuller Center 85-67.

 THE BASICS:

- Date: 1/11/2020

Score: Anna Maria 85, Norwich 67

Records: Norwich (2-10, 0-1 GNAC), Anna Maria (4-10, 1-0 GNAC)

HOW IT HAPPENED:

-  The First half opened up with both teams going back and forth until 13:23 when the Cadets took a slight lead of five points that they held for about two minutes. The AMCATS closed the five-point gap with 11:19 left in the half. The teams continued to go back and forth until there was 1:28 left in the half.   

-  Anna Maria closed out the last 1:28 on an 8-0 run to go into the locker room with a 38-30 lead over their opponent.

-  After the half, the AMCATS came out with a pep in their step and continued to build their lead to as much as 18 points. The Anna Maria lead grew due to a 15-point half from Mike Rapoza (Charlton, MA) and a 12-point half from Demario Scarpegnato (Haverhill, MA). The Cadets wouldn't be able to get within striking distance the rest of the game to get to the 85-67 final. 


INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

-  Kyle Booth tied for a team-high with 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.

-  Donovan Lewis Jr. had 18 points as well to go along with 4 rebounds.

- Rapoza finished with a game-high 25 points to go with his 18 rebounds and 4 assists.

- Scarpegnato finished with a career-high 21 points and 6 rebounds.   


UP NEXT:

- Anna Maria returns to action on the 18th when they travel to Suffolk to continue GNAC play at 1:00 PM.

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