NEW LONDON, N.H. - The Norwich University men's basketball team fell to the Colby-Sawyer Chargers on Tuesday evening, as Colby-Sawyer outscored Norwich 49-31 in the second half to run away with the 82-68 victory.
The game opened up in a deadlock before Norwich put together a 9-0 run to take a slim 29-23 lead midway through the first half. Norwich's defense stepped up in the final three and a half minutes of the half to hold Colby-Sawyer to just three points, allowing the Cadets to enter the locker room with a 37-33 lead.
Colby-Sawyer came out hot in the second half, however, opening things up with a 10-0 run to regain the lead. They didn't cool off much from that point, shooting 60.0% from the field as a team in the half behind Jourdain Bell's 17 second-half points to seal up the 82-68 victory.
Matt Allen (Barre, Vt.) scored all of his team-high 16 points in the first half and added in four rebounds and three assists, while Jesse Davis (Woodinville, Wash.) and Donovan Lewis Jr. (Savannah, Ga.) tallied 15 points each. Lewis Jr. also added in six rebounds and three steals on the evening. Kyle Booth (Northfield, Vt.) collected 14 points to round out the Cadets' double-digit scorers for the night, while Dan Bertrand (Saugus, Mass.) pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.
Norwich falls to 3-4 overall on the season after winning two of their last three games heading into today. They'll be back in action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Rivier University to take on the Raiders at 3:00 PM.