Vermont 77, Hartford 73

Sandro Carissimo scored 18 points, making the go-ahead basket in

the second overtime to lift Vermont over Hartford 77-73 Sunday

night in an America East semifinal.

The Catamounts (21-11) fell behind 73-71 on Yolanzo Moore’s

layup with 1:43 to play. Matt Glass’s layup then tied it, starting

a 6-0 run for Vermont.

The spurt continued as Moore turned it over and Vermont took the

lead for good, 75-73, on Carissimo’s layup with 12 seconds to


The Hawks (9-21) then missed a 3-poitner and Luke Apfeld hit two

free throws to seal it. Hartford had three of its 12 turnovers in

the second overtime period.

Four McGlynn added 16 points, Glass 15 and Apfeld 13 for the

second-seeded Catamounts. Vermont plays Stony Brook in the

conference championship Monday.

The sixth-seeded Hawks were led by Andres Torres with 18 points.

Genesis Maciel added 15 points and Mark Nwakamma 14 for