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.