Vermont Shares the Wealth, Defeats Men's Basketball in America East Action
BALTIMORE- Six Vermont players scored in double figures, as the visiting Catamounts defeated UMBC, 90-62, in an America East Conference contest.
The Catamounts won for the sixth time in their last seven outings and improved to 6-2 in America East play and 12-10 overall. UMBC dropped to 2-5, 3-16.
UMBC sophomore forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J.) scored a game-high 20 points and added a game-best nine rebounds and was the Retrievers' America East Player of the Game.
Vermont sophomore wing Brian Voelkel scored just four points, but had 10 assists and seven rebounds and was the Catamounts' Player of the Game. Freshman guard Four McGlynn came off the bench to lead UVM with 15 points.
With the game tied at 12-all six minutes into the contest, the Catamounts went on a 16-0 run over the next seven minutes to take control of the game. They led, 39-23, at the half.
After falling behind 47-28 early in the second, the Retrievers mounted a 13-4 surge, capped by a Plummer layup with 12:16 remaining. But a subsequent 8-0 response by Vermont, started by back-to-back three-point plays, put the game out of reach for the hosts.
Vermont outrebounded, UMBC, 41-23, and scored 20 second-chance points. They hit 33 of 58 attempts (56.9 percent), 16 of 19 (84.2 percent) from the free throw line and recorded 25 assists on 33 field goals.
UMBC junior guard Brian Neller was the only other Retriever in double figures with 13 points.
The Retrievers head to Boston tomorrow for a Tuesday clash with the Terriers- the team's fourth game in seven days.