Vermont 64, Maine 51

Marqus Blakely and Evan Fjeld each recorded a double-double,

leading Vermont over Maine 64-51 on Wednesday night.

Blakely scored 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had five

steals for the Catamounts (16-8, 7-3 America East Conference), who

have won back-to-back games. The Catamounts swept the season series

with the Black Bears, defeating them 64-56 on Jan. 7.

Fjeld scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds, while Maurice Joseph

added 11 points for Vermont.

Joseph sealed a three-point play that put Vermont up 5-0,

Fjeld’s layup made it seven straight points to open the game for

the Catamounts, and they never trailed.

Vermont led by eight at the break and outscored Maine 27-22 in

the second half.

Murphy Burnatowski scored 13 points for the Black Bears (14-8,

6-3), who have lost two games in a row for the first time since

November.