The Cannoneers traveled to Troy, NY to take on the Vikings from Hudson Valley on Friday night and came away with a hard fought 84-74 loss. The first half was highly contested as Jalen Stewart would keep the Cannoneers in the game with a 21 point half. At the end of the half the Cannoneers Jake Hess would bury a long 3 pointer at the buzzer for a 44-43 Cannoneer lead heading into the break. The second half would be back and forth as the Cannoneers and Vikings exchanged points , until the Vikings gained control in the final 5 minutes of the game. Leading the way for the Cannoneers was Jalen Stewart with 28 points. Jake Hess and Isiah Murphy would chip in with 9 points a piece followed by Justin Omaga with 8 points/8 rebounds.
Howard Turner would also have 7 rebounds to help the Cannoneer cause.
The Cannoneers continued their road ways on Saturday with a date with The Adirondack Timberwolves and came away with a 76-61 win. The Cannoneers would look sluggish in the early going after playing the night before and would find their legs 5 minutes into the game. The Cannoneers would assert themselves to forge out to a 15 point lead at halftime by the score of 44-29. The second half would be much of the same with the Cannoneers extended their lead to 20 plus points on numerous occasions. The final count being JCC 76-ACC 61.
It was balanced effort as 4 Cannoneers would score in double figures. Leading the way for the Cannoneers was Liam Bonk scoring 16 points, followed by Josh Newman with 13 points, as well as Justin Omaga and Jalen Stewart chipping in with 11 and 10 points respectively. The Cannoneers would also hit 15-16 free throws for the game for the convincing win. Next up Mohawk Valley on Wednesday.