KEENE, NH – The Norwich University women’s basketball team took to the streets for the season finale and lost 59:43 to the conference at Spaulding High School at the end of the home-home series against Keene State College on Sunday afternoon

Norwich (3-5) got off to a better start to the game than they did in the first showdown for Keene St Keeping pace (5-5) early in the game at 5-5 a.m. on a layup by Senior Caileigh Travers (Valley Cottage, N.Y) The host owls scored the next five points, only to let the cadets storm back 10-10 after a three-point win for senior Julia Vigorito (Malden, Mass) and a sweater from freshman Rachel Botala (Grand Isle, Vt) Keene St. would hit a trey at the end of the quarter to secure a 13-10 lead in the second quarter

Norwich struggled off the ground in the second half and was beaten 18-8. The Cadets only made 2 out of 15 off the ground in the frame while allowing the Owls to convert on 7 out of 18 attempts that were halfway through the cadets between 31 and 18 Travers’ production in the first half comprised seven points and ten rebounds to lead the visitors

The third quarter almost mirrored the second as the Cadets were again beaten 18-8 and kept cold from the field. Norwich went into the last verse 49-28 behind
The Cadets reversed course in the fourth quarter, beating the hosts with 17 to 10 points while shooting 50 percent off the ground and keeping the owls at just 20 percent. Travers led the visitors with eight of their 15 points at team level / p>

Norwich did an excellent job getting into the owls’ bodies and was rewarded with 22 free throws compared to just seven for the hosts.The Cadets also outperformed the owls, however, a 46-36 turning point was Keene St received from his reserves when they defeated the Cadet Bankers 19-7

Travers scored her second straight double-double with a career high of 15 points and 15 rebounds for Norwich Sr. Kailynne Frederick (Adams, Mass) nearly doubled the feat as she scored eight points and added nine rebounds with Botala leading the banking unit five points at

Norwich ended the shortened season with today’s competition, with five graduating seniors leaving, the roster for the 2021-22 season will look significantly different

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