Norwich victory comes at a cost

Boys’ Basketball

Norwich 57, Windsor 34

WINDSOR – Norwich extended its unbeaten string to five wins this season, but the victory Tuesday night came at a cost.

The Norwich raced to a 34-16 halftime lead over the Black Knights highlighted by Kyle Edwards’ 15 points. During those first 16 minutes, though, starters Mike Sutton and Storm Cook went down with injuries along with backup guard Matt Burke. None of the three returned to play in the second half.

“We’re really lucky to have kids who can step into different roles, and we play everybody on our roster and everybody contributes,” said Norwich coach Tom Collier. “We’ve been giving minutes to a lot of our kids on the bench, and we really needed them tonight.”

Norwich was down to seven healthy players in the second half, and for the first time all season, the opponent outscored the Tornado in the third quarter. That anomaly was rectified during an 18-8 fourth quarter as Danny Carson scored seven of his 11 points, and Edwards added five more to finish with a game-high 20.

Edwards and Carson had five steals apiece, Norwich had 21 team assists, and finished with just 13 turnovers. “We’re hoping that our guys that got hurt can come back quickly,” Collier said. “We won the game, but we’re going to reassess our lineup and see if we need to bring any players up (from junior varsity).”

Zan Stewart added nine points off the bench, who had 24 total bench points in the contest.

Norwich: Kyle Edwards, 7 4-5-20; Danny Carson, 5 1-1-11; Mike Oralls, 1 2-4-4; Michael Sutton, 0; Zan Stewart, 3 2-3-9; Matt Burke, 1 0-0-2; Storm Cook, 0; Michael D’Abbraccio, 1 0-0-2; Grant Brightman, 2 3-6-7; Cody Barnes, 1 0-0-2. Totals: 21 12-19-57 .

Windsor: Logan Doolittle, 0; Mike Niggli, 1 0-0-3; Cody Pratt, 0; Josh Cady, 5 1-2-14; Andrew King, 0; Frank Martino, 0; Evan Bosket, 0; Steven Laryea, 0; Chris Swartwood, 0; Kyle Kost, 0; Cody Stone, 0; Jake Conroy, 3 2-2-9; Ben Rivera, 1 0-4-2; Nate Wrighter, 3 0-2-6. Totals: 13 3-11-34.

NHS 15 19 5 18–57

Wind 10 6 10 8–34

Fouled out: none. Team fouls: (N) 10, (W) 16. Three-point goals: (N) Edwards 2, Stewart, (W) Cady 3, Niggli, Conroy. JV:  Norwich won.

Holland Patent, 63, Sherburne-Earlville 62

SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville failed to get off the winning shot attempt in the final seconds as Holland Patent snapped the Marauders’ five-game winning streak Tuesday night.

Down seven to S-E at the half, Holland Patent jumped back into the game hitting five three-pointers in the third quarter. Lefty Logan Reinhold hit three treys, and Mike Strumpfler netted a pair of trifectas as the game was tied at 49-49 entering the fourth. Reinhold had three baskets in the last quarter, and a pair of free throws from Matt Curtis gave Holland Patent a 63-60 lead with 17 seconds left.

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