Hoopcats outlast St. Bonaventure in double overtime

Tuesday, December 18th

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Anthony Lamb poured in a career-high 42 points, scoring five straight late in the second overtime, to propel Vermont to an 82-76 victory over St. Bonaventure on Tuesday night.

Lamb sank 15 of 28 shots, including 6 of 14 from 3-point range, to help the Catamounts (9-3) run their winning streak to six. Stef Smith added 21 points and seven rebounds and Robin Duncan scored 11 with six assists and five boards. Duncan's layup with two seconds remaining in regulation sent the game to overtime.

Osun Osunniyi and Kyle Lofton opened the second overtime with layups to give the Bonnies (4-7) a 76-72 lead with 3:13 remaining. But Smith answered with a 3-pointer and Lamb made two free throws to give the Catamounts a 77-76 lead with 1:46 left to play. Lamb followed with a 3-pointer off a Bonnies turnover with 52 seconds to go for an 80-76 lead. Vermont hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final nine seconds.

Courtney Stockard topped St. Bonaventure with 27 points and nine rebounds before fouling out. Lofton added 23 points and four assists. Lofton's layup with 7 seconds left in the first overtime left the game tied at 72.

Ben Shungu added seven points, four rebounds and two steals, including a key steal with five seconds left in regulation with Vermont down two. He was fouled on the play and missed the first free throw, but Duncan was there for the putback to tie the game. UVM goes for a seventh straight win Friday when they travel to Lipscomb. Like St. Bonaventure, Lipscomb made the NCAA Tournament a season ago.