Norwich Defeats Amherst, 71-63

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Kate Hopkins (Westboro, MA) had a team-high 19-points, including five three-pointers, to lead Norwich to a 71-63 win over host Amherst College. Hopkins hit four of her shots from behind the arc in the second half to help the Cadets putway from a three-point lead at the break.

Norwich led for all but two minutes of the game, with the Cadet advantage growing to as much as 10 late in the second half. Hope Allen (Montpelier, VT) scored all 12 of her points in the second half, along with pulling odwn 10 rebounds for the Cadets.

Sarah Rinaldi (Washington, DC) led the Jeffs with a career-high 27 points, as she also pulled down 13 boards. Katie Hersey (Westford, MA) added 13 points for Amherst, and she registered 15 reoubounds for a season high in her 11th double-double of the year, 25th of her collegiate career.

Norwich improves to 12-8 and will travel to St. Joseph's (Maine) on Saturday. Amherst falls to 11-6 as the Jeffs will next face Hamilton on Saturday in Clinton, New York.


Norwich (12-8)	32	39 -- 71
Amherst (11-6)	29	34 -- 63
Norwich (71) Hopkins 7-12 0-7 19, Snyder 0-2 1-2 1, M. Jutras 2-8 4-4 8, Tracey Troup 7-10 1-2 15, Devine 4-11 0-0 8, Allen 3-9 6-9 12, C. Jutras 4-16 0-0 8, Mears 0-1 0-0 0.

Amherst (63) Riley 0-0 0-0 0, Noel 2-9 1-2 6, Walker 0-1 1-2 1, Hersey 3-9 7-10 13, Sielicki 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0, Feldman 2-5 2-2 7, Rinaldi 9-17 9-12 27, Sacher 0-0 0-0 0, Sullivan 2-3 3-4 7, McCarthy 1-3 0-0 2.

3-point goals - A 2-9 (Noel, Feldman), N 5-16 (Hopkins 5). Fouled out - Walker. Rebounds - A 50 (Hersey 15), N 33 (Allen 10). Assists - A 12 (Noel, Hersey 3), N 16 (Hopkins, M. Jutras 5). Total fouls - A 20, N 22. Technicals - None. Attendance - 100.