Vermont defeats Hartford 71-63

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP)—Marqus Blakely scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Vermont held off a second half comeback to defeat Hartford 71-63 in America East on Monday night.

The Catamounts (18-7, 9-3) took a 32-17 lead at the half and led 50-31 with 11:51 left before the Hawks went on a 20-4 spree, capped by Jaret von Rosenburg’s 3-pointer.

But Mike Trimboli scored nine of his 17 points in the last three minutes for Vermont to seal the victory.

Von Rosenburg had 13 points and Michael Turner 10 for the Hawks (6-19, 2-9).

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