Men’s Basketball Falls to Vermont

Mark Nwakamma Mark Nwakamma

The Hartford Hawks Men’s Basketball team lost a tough came against Conference Rival Vermont Wednesday night 67-60.

The men lost their top scorer Mark Nwakamma due to an injury suffered before the game, making the game a little more challenging for them since Vermont has been on a streak as of late winning 9 of their last 10 games.

Although with the absence of Nwakamma throughout the game a certain key players stepped up to keep Hartford in the game. Guard Yolonzo Moore II scored 17 points, and Guard Corban Wroe who had a task to help fill in the scoring gap for his fallen teammate, scored a career high 14 points and even shooting well from behind the ark hitting 3 of 4.

On the Vermont side Clancy Rugg who lead his team in points with 13 also finished with 4 assists as well. Three other Vermont players also ended the game scoring in double digits.

This victory boosts the Catamounts to a 13-9 record as well as a 7-1 record in the conference. Unfortunately for the Hawks this drops them to 10-13 for the season and a 4-4 record in American East play.

The men will be on the road this Saturday to take on Stony Brook at 2pm.