Vermont Tech notched its fourth consecutive win of the young season on Friday night as the Knights cruised past a tough Paul Smith's team on the road by a final of 84-61.
Vermont Tech relied on the sharp shooting of senior Kevin Carr (Westminster, MD) and the inside play of junior Josh Lindsey (Palm Bay, FL) to carry them to the victory. Carr made 11 of 17 shots from the floor on his way to leading all scorers with an impressive 32 points. Josh Lindsey also had an outstanding game, hitting for 21 points and hauling down 10 rebounds. He rounded out a complete day by dishing out 7 assists and recording 5 steals. Freshman Tevon Erwin (Albany, NY) continued his stellar play this year, just missing out on a double double. He scored 9 points with 10 rebounds.
"I think this is the best game Josh has had in a Vermont Tech uniform," commented Coach Dyer after the game. "It seemed like he was everywhere. Josh works really hard for us. He does everything we ask of him and more. A double-double, seven assists and five steals—that's a career game for most big men. As far as Kevin Carr is concerned, he continues to amaze us all—he's just a complete basketball player. The boxscore will show his 32 points, but what it won't show is that we had him guarding Paul Smith's go-to players—both bigger than Kevin—and he basically shut them down. Kevin is a complete player."
The Knights started quickly, as has been the theme this year, opening the game with a 5-0 run. The Bobcats battled back though, not lying down for the road team, and took the lead three minutes later. The game remained close until halfway through the first half, when Vermont Tech went on a 12-0 run to open up a 15 point lead. The Knights kept up the defensive pressure and steadily built their lead to 48-26 by halftime. The margin was too much for the Bobcats to overcome, as although they fought hard to only reach a 36-35 deficit in the second half, they were never able to get close to the Knights.
The Knights are currently sitting at 4-0, 3-0 and will take a trip to New York City before going home for Thanksgiving. On Sunday, November 20th the Knights face Sarah Lawrence College, followed by a meeting Monday the 21st with St. Joseph's College of Brooklyn.