Vikings fall to Brookfield
NORWICH – Down by as many as nine points at one point in the third quarter, the Norwich Purple Tornado needed to find a way to get back into the game against Susquehanna Valley Tuesday night.
Offensively, Norwich’s weapon of choice was Carson Maynard. Maynard, who finished with a game-high 25 points, dumped in 15 during the stanza in which the Tornado tallied 20.
The host team then went on to hold the lead for the remainder of the game, fighting off the Sabers every last ditch effort before Norwich claimed the 70-65 Southern Tier Athletic Conference win.
The defensive ammunition came in both the second and third quarters of play as many players came off the bench for the Tornado and stepped up into big roles. Norwich head coach Tom Collier said one player specifically changed the game with his play.
“Lex Genute honestly changed the outcome of the game for us,” said Collier. “His effort off the bench provided a spark for us. He may not play every game or play very many minutes for us when he does step on the floor but he gives us a huge boost when he does. He did so for us tonight and that was huge.”
Genute, a junior on the Tornado team, also provided five points in the second quarter to help Norwich take back the lead after trailing by one point at the end of the first.