NORWICH – Just three days after Norwich suffered a 25-point loss at the hands of Jamesville-Dewitt, they responded positively by holding off the Johnson City Wild Cats to pull away late in the fourth.
“It was very good, it was a great character building game. We just played J-D who is a great team and we played another great team tonight. I think playing J-D on a Friday well it helped us handle the adversity a little bit better tonight,” said Norwich Head Coach Brian Collier.
Collier noted that defense was the key to winning against Johnson City. Despite taking a late lead over the Wild Cats at 35-31 with two minutes left before the half, the Tornado would let Johnson City retake the lead over Norwich 40-36 at the half.
“I lost my voice somewhere in the second quarter, we just needed to play better defense, they shot 53% in the first half and had 40 points, that’s too much,” said Collier.