BOSTON, Mass. - The Norwich University women's basketball team had their season come to an end on Tuesday night, dropping their Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Quarterfinals matchup to the Saints of Emmanuel College by a 79-52 final score.
Coming in as massive underdogs, Norwich needed a monumental effort to have a chance at defeating an Emmanuel team that went an astounding 15-1 in conference play this year. Although the Cadets hung with the Saints through the first quarter, they just couldn't withstand the offensive power of Emmanuel and fell by the 79-52 final score.
Senior Shyann Josler (Thetford Center, Vt.) did what she's done every night this year, staying on the floor for the entire 40 minutes of game time and collecting a 20 point, 10 rebound double-double to lead her team.
The offensive output just wasn't there for the Cadets, as they shot 26.6% from the floor on the night. Emmanuel forced 22 Cadet turnovers, turning them into 23 points, and outscored the Cadets in the paint by a 44-22 margin.
The loss marks the end of the season for Norwich, and the end of the careers of Josler, Arianna Harrison (Vernon, Vt.), and Paige McNally (Barre, Vt.). Norwich finished the season with a 10-16 overall record and a 7-9 mark within the GNAC, earning the program's fifth straight postseason berth.