The Vermont Catamounts used a stifling defensive effort to take a 26-19 halftime lead at Stony Brook Saturday morning during the 2012 America East championship game.
Vermont held Stony Brook to just four points over the first eight minutes of the half while building an 11-4 advantage. Bryan Dougher hit a three with 12:02 remaining in the stanza to snap Stony Brook's drought, but Vermont's defensive intensity did not cease.
With the long bomb, Dougher became the school's leading scorer since it moved to Division I. But the top-seeded Seawolves scored just two points over the next six minutes, pushing their deficit to 22-9.
They would respond. The Seawolves, who started 3-20 from the field, hit their next three shots en route to a quick 6-0 run to pull within 22-15.
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