Men’s Basketball: Cadets Off To Strong Start In 2011; Defeat Skidmore 81-72

Men’s Basketball: Cadets Off To Strong Start In 2011; Defeat Skidmore 81-72

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Cadets opened their 2011 schedule on the road at Skidmore on Wednesday with an 81-72 win at the Williamson Sports Center. Norwich led 41-37 at the half against the Thoroughbreds and was able to keep their lead on the opponent in the second half for success.

The first half of action for the Cadets was led by senior Cori Boston and junior Josh Cabrera, as they both tallied double-digit points to make a big impact on the scoreboard against the Thoroughbreds offense. Junior Antonio Davis kept the boards clear with four defensive rebounds, five total boards.

Taking the court in the second half, the Cadets were able to put more distance between them and their foe-Thoroughbreds. Boston finished up with 23 points, as he was 7-of-12 shooting and 8-of-9 from the line. He also tallied nine boards, a steal and three assists.

Cabrera netted 16 points, sinking two 3-pointers and was 6-of-9 in the arc. He managed two steals on the Thoroughbreds, while Davis finished off the night with seven points and 10 boards, nine of which were made to clear the Cadet territory.

Also contributing numbers to the Norwich win in his recent return to the squad was junior Darell Marshall who tallied 14 points and earned the game-high six assists. Marshall’s shooting strength was from the free-throw line, where he sank 9-of-11 attempts. 

Norwich remains on the road until Jan. 13 when they will host Suffolk at 7 p.m. for a GNAC game held in Andrews Hall. They’ll play two conference games prior to returning to their home court, as they face Albertus Magnus on Saturday at 3 p.m. and St. Joseph’s (Maine) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.