Vermont Tech cruised to its 11th victory of the season by rolling over Hampshire College 87-32 in Amherst, Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon.
The Knights jumped out to a quick 14-2 lead in the first three minutes of the game and never looked back. Sophomore Cody "Chambo" Chamberlin (Northfield, VT) led Vermont Tech with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Sam Randall (Riverhead, NY) had 15 points and Sophomore Kwei General (Cayman Islands) had 17. Freshman big man Mikal Williams turned in a near double-double, with 10 points and 8 rebounds.
"It was great to see Cody hitting his stride today," said Coach John Dyer afterwards. "He has been victimized by some bad luck this season, suffering three separate non-basketball injuries. Cody's hand has been very nearly out of commission. Its been a a real challenge for him but he is a very strong guy and he just plays through it, always giving maximum effort. Today he looked fully recovered for the first time. It was fun to see him driving to the basket with authority. Everyone on the team was really pulling for him."
The Knights end the semester 11-1 overall and 8-1 in the YSCC. After the New Year the team will travel to Naples, FL to participate in the Ave Maria University USCAA Invitational. The tournament features two USCAA Division I Top Ten teams: Ave Maria Unitversity and The Apprentice School. The remaining college in the event is Valor Christian College, 2010 USCAA National Champion. "This is top notch talent," commented Coach Dyer. "We have our work cut our for us.