Men's Basketball: Norwich closes out 2018 with victory over SUNY-Delhi, 88-65

Men's Basketball: Norwich closes out 2018 with victory over SUNY-Delhi, 88-65

NORTH ADAMS. Mass. - The Norwich University men's basketball team closed out the 2018 schedule on Sunday afternoon at MCLA, taking on SUNY-Delhi in a neutral site game and pulling off the 88-65 victory. 

The game was tight at the break, as the Cadets entered the halftime break with a slim 39-33 advantage. Norwich turned on the offensive pressure in the second half, as Jesse Davis (Woodinville, Wash.) led the way with 18 second-half points and the Cadets outscored the Delhi Broncos by 17 points in the half to cruise to the 88-65 victory.

Davis led the way for Norwich with a game-high 25 points, helped by a perfect 7-7 effort at the free throw line. The sophomore is shooting 93.7% (17-19) from the charity stripe over his last four games and sits in sixth place in the conference so far with an 82.4% (28-34) mark on the season. Freshman Donovan Lewis Jr. (Savannah, Ga.) stayed hot with an 18 point, 10 rebound double-double on 8-14 shooting from the field along with four assists and three blocks. Kyle Booth (Northfield, Vt.) had a career day on the boards, pulling down 14 rebounds along with seven points and a pair of steals. 

The win bumps Norwich up to 6-5 on the 2018-19 season, as they get ready to start conference play with the first date of the 2019 slate of games. The Cadets will host the AMCATS of Anna Maria College in Andrews Hall at 2:00 PM in the first conference game of the year for both squads.