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America East Championship 2012, Vermont Vs. Stony Brook Score Update: Catamounts Lead 26-19 At Half

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.

Related: 2012 America East Tournament Bracket

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.

Matt Glass paced Vermont with seven points in the first half. Al Rapier, who was the only Stony Brook player to manage more than one field goal, had eight.

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