Women's Basketball: Cadets Drop 64-50 Decision To The Apprentice School
NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Tyechia Cooke scored a game-high 16 points, and Rahshann Lewter added 14 points as the Apprentice School knocked off Norwich, 64-50, in women's basketball action on Friday evening at Andrews Hall. The win moves Apprentice (2-3) into the Hockenbury Tournament championship game.
Norwich (0-5) was led by Laural McWilliams and Ally Daniels, who scored 15 and 13 points, respectively. Erica Rate added nine points for NU, while Christine Daniels chipped in eight points and 10 rebounds.
The first half was a back and forth affair that featured six lead changes and four ties. Norwich led 7-4 early on, and the Cadets held a 12-9 edge at the 12:52 mark. Apprentice made its first major run over the next two minutes, outscoring NU, 7-0, to take a 16-12 lead with 10:53 to play in the half.
Norwich battled back with a 14-4 spurt of its own to establish a 26-20 lead at the 5:41 mark. The Cadets increased their lead to seven points at 33-26 with 1:16 left in the stanza, but Apprentice closed the half on an 8-0 run to take a 34-33 lead into halftime.
NU responded early in the second half by scoring the first four points and opening up a 37-34 lead at the 18:19 mark. Apprentice took control of the game, however, with a 18-2 spurt over the next eight minute to grab a 52-39 lead with just over 10 minutes to play. Norwich got no closer than eight points the rest of the way, as it dropped its fifth straight game.
Norwich shot 43.8 percent from the floor in the first half, but managed to hit just 21.9 percent of its field goal attempts in the second stanza.
Norwich will host Bates in the Hockenbury Tournament consolation game at 1 p.m. at Andrews Hall. Apprentice will take on St. Lawrence in the championship game at 3 p.m.