Sunday, December 14, 2008

Around the League: 12.14.08

Sunday's games:

Vermont 89, North Carolina-Wilmington 68
Marqus Blakely struggled with foul trouble and was held to eight points and six rebounds in 21 minutes, but the Catamounts (5-3) had more than enough firepower left over. Nick Vier and Colin McIntosh each totaled 20 points on better than 50 percent shooting as Vermont pulled away in the second half. Mike Trimboli added 19 points, seven boards and seven assists. The visiting UNC-Wilmington Seahawks (3-7) outrebounded their opponent and were even in turnovers but shot just 37 percent from the field, including a woeful 0-of-8 performance from Josh Sheets.

Hartford 59, Sacred Heart 55
Andres Torres took advantage of an opportunity to start in place of the injured Joe Zeglinski (ankle), compiling career highs of 15 points and five rebounds as Hartford (4-7) picked up its first road win of the year. Sacred Heart (3-4), like many Hawks opponents this year, had a significant rebounding edge, but Hartford's plus-3 turnover differential and superior shooting performance proved decisive. The Hawks weren't the only team dealing with ankle issues in this game: former Terrier and Hartford nemesis Corey Hassan was sidelined with a sprained ankle of his own and logged just three minutes.

Monday's games:
Stony Brook vs. Connecticut, 7:00 p.m.

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