Defense shines as Vermont tops Stony Brook 56-50
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 14 points and seven rebounds as Vermont got past Stony Brook 56-50 on Saturday night. Stef Smith added 10 points for the Catamounts, who held the Seawolves to 29.8 percent shooting, the lowest mark of the season for a Vermont opponent.
Ben Shungu had eight rebounds for Vermont (23-6, 13-2 America East Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory.
Ernie Duncan, the Catamounts’ second leading scorer entering the contest at 15 points per game, scored only five points. He shot 17 percent from 3-point range (1 of 6).
Both teams set season lows for scoring in the second half. Vermont put up 20 second-half points, the lowest of the season for the home team, while the 26 second-half points for Stony Brook marked the fewest of the season for the visitors.
The Catamounts improve to 2-0 against the Seawolves this season. Vermont defeated Stony Brook 73-52 on Jan. 26. Vermont finishes out the regular season against UMass Lowell at home on Tuesday. Stony Brook finishes out the regular season against Hartford on the road on Tuesday.