Apfeld hits late FTs, Vermont tops Dartmouth 52-50

The Associated Press

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Luke Apfeld's free throws with 30 seconds left proved the difference as Vermont handed Dartmouth its third straight loss in a 52-50, nonconference decision Wednesday night.

Apfeld went to the line and hit both shots to snap a 50-all tie. Dartmouth (2-6) got off a pair of 3-point attempts in the waning seconds, but missed both.

Dartmouth led 45-44 with 4:24 left when Apfeld converted a three-point play to put Vermont (6-3) ahead. Jvonte Brooks responded with a three-point play for the Big Green, only to have Clancy Rugg put the Catamounts ahead 50-48 with 3:42 left with another three-point play.

Alex Mitola tied the game at 50 with a jumper with 49 seconds left.

Rugg finished with 15 points, while Apfeld had 13 points and was 5 of 5 from the foul line.

Gabas Maldunas led Dartmouth with 14 points and also had nine rebounds and three blocks.

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