North Adams, MA- MCLA's Chris Becker scored a game high 20 points while teammates Noah Yearsley and Mike Demartinis added 19 and 17 points respectively to lead the Trailblazers to a 95-76 non conference win over the visiting Norwich Cadets. The win marked the fourth straight for MCLA as they improve to 7-4 overall.
The Cadets dip to 2-10 on the season.
MCLA never trailed as Becker asserted himself in the opening half. He scored 16 of his 20 in the opening twenty minutes of action leading the Trailblazers to a 44-36 halftime edge. MCLA shot 49% in the half.
The Trailblazers quickly extended out to a double digit advantage in the second half. The lead remained in double figures for most of the half with MCLA leading by as many as 25 late.
Becker was 9-12 from the floor and added 9 rebounds. Yearsley was outstanding as well going 8-13 shooting for his 19 point night. Demartinis canned three triples for his 17 point night. He added 4 rebounds and 5 assists. The Trailblazers ended the contest shooting 55%, including a 61% clip in the second half.
Norwich was led by Caleb Casinas' 19 points. He was 6-12 from the floor. Kyle Booth and Donovan Lewis, Jr added 13 in defeat. Norwich shot 40% from the floor.
MCLA is off for a week until they challenge Bridgewater State next Saturday to open MASCAC play.