Vermont Tech men's basketball opened the season with a road win against Fisher College 74-73.
Head Coach Alex Tyrrell was very pleased with the toughness the team showed to come back on the road.
"The first half we could not put the ball in the basket. We were getting layups but they wouldn't fall", said Coach Tyrrell. "I'm very proud of how together we were as a group in the second half to come back and win the game".
Down 17 at the half Fisher scored the first basket in the second half to bring their lead up to 44-25. Over the next 7 minutes the Knights went on a 28-8 run to lead the game 53-52 with twelve minutes to play. Battling on defense and converting on the offensive end the Knights would lead the game by 3 with four minutes to play. With the humidity in the gym very high both teams had a hard time staying on their feet as the court became very slippery. The Falcons went on an 8-0 run to go up by 7 with two minutes to play. Missed free throws and several and turnovers by Fisher players gave the Knights an opportunity to take the game. Playing down by 2 point with 21 seconds to play and the possession, the Knights never gave up. A pass inside to Lewis Holey collapsed the defense and the kick out to Taylar Marston gave him an open look, knocking down the 3 point shot with 5 seconds on the clock. Fisher got the last shot off but it was short, and the buzzer expired.
"We lost a lot of close games last year, so to get one like this early is great for the guys will be great for our confidence", said coach Tyrrell. "I couldn't be more happy for our guys".
The men travel to Maine the weekend to face the Moose of UMaine Augusta and The Central Maine Mustangs.