Vermont defeats New Hampshire 85-76 in OT

Marqus Blakely and Evan Fjeld scored 22 points each to lead

Vermont to an 85-76 overtime victory over New Hampshire on

Sunday.

The Catamounts (19-8, 10-3 America East Conference), who have

won five straight games, outscored New Hampshire 21-12 in overtime

and improved to 14-0 this season when scoring 70 or more

points.

Vermont shot only 41.2 from the field (21 of 51), but went 40 of

55 from the line (72.7 percent), including 9-for-11 in overtime.

Maurice Joseph, who scored 16 points, was 11-for-15 from the line,

and Blakely was 10-for-13.

Four New Hampshire and three Vermont players fouled out.

Blakely had 10 points, three rebounds, an assist and a block in

overtime.

Fjeld also had nine rebounds and Blakely finished with eight

rebounds.

Alvin Abreu scored 25 points, Chandler Rhoads 16, Ferg Myrick 11

and Dane DiLiegro 10 for New Hampshire (10-14, 5-8).