PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Junior Quarry Greenaway notched a career-high 42 points and added eight rebounds to lead the men’s basketball team to a dominating 95-57 win over Norwich a Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest on the road on Saturday afternoon. The win, the seventh in a row for the Wildcats gave the team the season sweep over Norwich as JWU took 86-51 victory against the Cadets on January 14th.
Johnson & Wales junior Tom Garrick (Seekonk, Mass.) was also in double-figures with 14 points and three rebounds while senior Frank Robinson (Providence, R.I.) put in seven points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals off the bench for the Wildcats.
Mike Hogervorst paced Norwich with a team-best 16 points and five rebounds while Evan Turrar had eight points, four boards and two assists in the loss for the Cadets.
The game was tied 8-8 in the early stages of the first half before Johnson & Wales used a 17-7 run, capped by a pair of free throws from Greenaway to give the Wildcats their first double-digit lead, 25-15 with 8:28 left in the first half. The lead continued to grow throughout the first half as JWU took the 51-24 lead heading into the locker room at halftime. JWU shot 50% from the field in the first half and forced Norwich into 14 turnovers in the stanza.
Norwich was able to cut the JWU lead to just 15 points as they opened the second half on an 18-6 run when a layup by Kevin Ross made the score 57-42. That would be as close as the Cadets would get, however as the Wildcats led by as many as 41 late in the second half before taking the 95-57 victory. JWU connected on 35-of-70 (50.0%) of their shots from the field and out rebounded Norwich by a 40-25 margin.
JWU improves to 14-3 overall with a 9-1 record in the GNAC while Norwich falls to 6-9 on the year and 3-6 in league play. The Wildcats will return to action on Wednesday, January 27th when they host Anna Maria for a GNAC matchup starting at 7:00 p.m.