Delaware defeats Vermont 56-50

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP)—Jawan Carter scored 26 points to lead Delaware to a 56-50 victory over Vermont on Sunday.

Carter shot 7-for-16 from the field and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line for the Blue Hens (3-7). Kelvin McNeil added 13 points and 13 rebounds in the win.

Trailing 39-34 midway through the second half, the Blue Hens put together a 12-3 run, and a 3-pointer from D.J. Boney gave Delaware a 46-42 lead with 5:07 remaining. The Blue Hens never trailed again, as the Catamounts shot only 2-for-7 in the final 5 minutes.

Evan Fjeld led Vermont (6-5) with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Marqus Blakely chipped in with 11 points and nine rebounds. With the loss, the Catamounts had their five-game winning streak snapped.

Vermont was outrebounded by Delaware 46-35. The Catamounts also suffered from poor free throw shooting, shooting only 59.1 percent from the line (13-for-22).

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 Top Performers
 Delaware
Jawan Carter Jawan Carter
7-16,  26 Pts
6 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Vermont
Marqus Blakely Marqus Blakely
3-7,  11 Pts
9 Rebs, 2 Assists

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