Wednesday, February 6th
BURLINGTON, VT. – The Vermont front line combined for 42 points to lead the Catamounts to a 63-48 win over visiting New Hampshire in America East men's basketball action at Patrick Gymnasium on Wednesday. UVM improved to 15-7 overall and 8-2 in America East, while UNH fell to 6-16 on the year and 2-8 in league play.
Luke Apfeld led all scorers with 16 points in 14 minutes off the bench for Vermont. Clancy Rugg added 14 points and four rebounds and Ethan O'Day chipped in 10 points. Brian Voelkel grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds, reaching double digits on the boards for the 37th time in his career. He also grabbed his 800th career carom and became the sixth player in school history to reach the 800-rebound milestone.
Vermont made seven of its first 10 shots to start the game and built an 18-6 lead at the 13:37 mark of the first half and never looked back. The Catamounts lead would grow to 20 on a free throw by Ben Crenca and UVM would take a 34-16 advantage into halftime.
The Catamounts shot 50 percent from the field in the first half, while limiting UNH to 28 percent from the floor.
In the second half, Vermont's lead would grow to 25, 52-27, after a pair of free throws from Apfeld with 9:16 remaining in the game. New Hampshire was only able to get back within 15 before the final buzzer sounded.
Patrick Konan scored a team-high 15 points for New Hampshire and Scott Morris added 11 points in 19 minutes off the bench.
Vermont returns to action on Saturday (Feb. 9) when the Catamounts travel to Baltimore for a 3:30 p.m. game versus UMBC at the RAC. The game is the second part of a basketball doubleheader as the school's women's teams face each other at 1 p.m.
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