Randolph Center, VT: After 40 minutes of back and forth battling, the Vermont Tech men's basketball team pulled out a 82-79 win over Skidmore College Saturday afternoon in Saratoga Springs, NY.
The Knights had five players score double-digits against the Thoroughbreds. VTC leading scorer Jeremiah Shaw led the way with 25 points. Drake Perry earned himself a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Ty Lamport scored a season high 22 points to lead Skidmore. Lamport was a key player for Skidmore throughout the game as he contributed an additional eight rebounds and two key blocks.
The game went back and forth for the full 40 minutes, as neither team led by more than five points. Vermont Tech commited a foul as time expired in the first half. Skidmore connected on 2 free throws to take a 42-40 lead at halftime.
The teams were tied 79-79 with 2:48 left in the second half when a technical foul was called on Skidmore after a steal by the Knights. VTC hit one of two to gain a narrow 80-79 lead. A jumper by Jeremiah Shaw put the Knights up 82-79. Skidmore had a last second three point opportunity to tie the game which bounced off the front of the rim as the Knights secured the 82-79 victory.
With the win, the Knights improve to 10-6 and is set to travel to Boston Tuesday to face Fisher College.