Vermont Defeats Mt. St. Mary’s 69-61 In OT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) —  Evan Fjeld scored 20 points to lead Vermont past Mount St. Mary’s (Md.) in overtime, 69-61, on Wednesday night. 

The Catamounts (9-3) led 52-50 after a free throw from Fjeld with 25 seconds left in regulation. Shawn Atupem sent the game into overtime on a buzzer-beating layup. 

Vermont started the extra period on an 11-2 run and led by at least five points over the final 90 seconds. 

Matt Glass scored 13 and Joey Accaoui added 10 — including six in overtime — for the Catamounts. 

The Mountaineers (3-11), who have lost seven games in a row, were led by Julian Norfleet and Lamar Trice with 13 points each. 

Vermont dominated play on the inside, outrebounding the Mountaineers 41-34 and posting a 38-28 scoring edge on points in the paint. 

The Catamounts were 26 for 53 from the field (49.1 percent), while holding Mount St. Mary’s to 38.2 percent shooting (26 of 68). 

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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