Vermont 61, New Hampshire 53

Joey Accaoui scored 13 points and Sandro Carissimo added 12,

including 10 in the second half, to lead Vermont to a 61-53 win

over New Hampshire on Thursday night.

The Catamounts (13-5, 4-2 America East Conference), have won six

of their last eight games and 20 of the last 23 against the

Wildcats.

Vermont led 25-23 at halftime, then opened the second half on a

15-5 run, including a layup and two 3-pointers by Carissimo in the

first 1:45.

New Hampshire (7-11, 1-5) got to 57-50 with 2:23 left on a

Chandler Rhoads 3-pointer, then Carissimo, who hadn’t scored since

the 18:15 mark, hit a jumper. After another Rhoads 3-pointer,

Accaoui made two free throws for the final margin.

The Catamounts outshot the Wildcats from the field 44.9 percent

(22 of 49) to 30 percent (15 of 50).

Rhoads scored 20 points and Tyrone Conley 19, both on 5-for-13

shooting, for New Hampshire.