Randolph Center, VT - The Vermont Tech Men's Basketball team started defense of their Yankee Small College Conference title with a 98-34 defeat of visiting Hampshire College.
The Knights of Vermont Tech jumped on their opponents from the opening tip, beginning the game with a 22-2 run, and never allowed the visitors back into the game. Alex Tyrrell (Sr./Sydney, Australia) and Andrew Scott (Fr./Melbourne, FL) led the home team in scoring the first half. Tyrrell had 12 points and 4 assists and Scott 10, both on their way to 14 points. The first half came to a close with VTC holding a commanding 60-19 lead.
The second half saw a distinct slowdown in the Knights' attack as they pulled back their fast break offense and ran more half court sets. Hampshire could simply not match up with the home team, especially in the rebounding department. The Knights finished the game with a 52-29 rebounding advantage, spearheaded by Senior Josh Lindsey's (Palm Bay, FL) and Freshman Kyle Kissenberth's (Winter Park, FL) 8 a piece. In addition, Lindsey finished with 10 points, while Kissenberth completed his collegiate debut with 15.
Jack Spagnola led Hampshire with 15 points, and Alex Toth led the team with 8 rebounds.
The Knights are now 1-0, 1-0 and will next face Fisher College of Boston on Wednesday, November 7th. The contest will be played at Fisher, start time slated for 8pm.