the republic logo

Vermont's defense too strong for Maine in 68-49 victory

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

BURLINGTON, Vermont — Dre Willis scored 14 points and added five boards, four assists, and three steals to lead Vermont to a 68-49 victory over Maine on Tuesday night.

Cam Ward also finished with 14 points off the bench and Kurt Steidl added 13 points for the Catamounts (13-10, 8-2 America East Conference), who have won eight of their last 10 and outscored Maine 30-9 off the bench.

Vermont shot 56.5 percent from the field but the story was its defense. The Catamounts held Maine to 32 percent, including 1 of 16 from 3-point range. Since the 2012 season, they are 38-4 when holding opponents below the 60-point plateau.

Vermont opened the game on a 19-6 run and led by 20 at halftime. Maine cut into the lead in the second half, but got no closer than 12.

Kevin Little led Maine (2-21, 1-9) with 17 points.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.