Sunday, December 21, 2008

Around the League: 12.21.08

Sunday's games:

Vermont 84, Quinnipiac 79
Mike Trimboli was perfect from the field as he converted all seven shots he attempted (one from beyond the arc) and tacked on 9-of-11 from the charity stripe for a team-high 24 points. Marqus Blakely added 16 points and six rebounds while Maurice Joseph contributed 15 to the winning cause. The Bobcats (6-4) trailed by 20 with just over 7:00 remaining, but trimmed UVM's (6-3) lead to eight points with 4:17 left. Quinnipiac's leading scorer, James Feldeine (26 points) hit back-to-back treys to make it 82-79 with nine seconds to go, but the Bobcats couldn't finish the comeback. QU forward Justin Rutty had 22 points and 10 boards for his third double-double of the season.

Harvard 76, Maine 63
Harvard's Jeremy Lin was Mr. Do It All for the Crimson in this one as he led the team in points (18), rebounds (7), assists (6) and steals (2). Lin shot 67 percent from the field(6-of-9) and Harvard (5-5) converted 54 percent of its field goals, taking the lead for good with 11:30 left in regulation. Four other Crimson players notched double figures in Harvard's second victory over an America East school this season. Maine has struggled of late, winning just twice in their last eight games and one of those wins came against a Division III opponent. Gerald McLemore led the Blackbears (5-6) in scoring with 18 while Troy Barnies contributed 17 to the losing effort.

Monday's games:
Albany vs. St. Francis College (N.Y.), 7:00 p.m.
Hartford vs. Baylor, 8:00 p.m.

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