June 04, 2020
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Lamb scores 19 points as Vermont men’s basketball team rolls past Maine

Jessica Hill | AP
Jessica Hill | AP
Connecticut's Tyler Polley is pressured by Maine's Nedeljko Prijovic, left, during a December 2019 game. Vermont beat the Black Bears on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Anthony Lamb posted 19 points as Vermont stretched its winning streak to eight games, defeating the University of Maine 77-52 in an America East men’s basketball game at Patrick Gym on Wednesday night.

Stef Smith scored 14 points for Vermont (18-6, 8-1 America East). Ryan Davis added 13 points and eight rebounds. Everett Duncan provided 12 points.

Sergio El Darwich tossed in 12 points for the Black Bears (6-17, 2-7 AE), who have lost four in a row. Vilgot Larsson and Nedeljko Prijovic netted 11 points apiece.

UMaine was without senior forward Andrew Fleming, who sat out the game with a reported back injury. He is the Black Bears’ leading scorer (14.9 points per game) and rebounder (6.2 rpg).

First-place Vermont remains one game ahead of Stony Brook in the conference standings. Stony Brook defeated UMass Lowell 77-70.

The Catamounts swept the season series, having defeated Maine 59-57 on Jan. 22.

Vermont plays at Hartford on Saturday. Maine plays at Binghamton on Saturday.

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