Albany, Hartford, Stony Brook, Vermont Win Monday
Three America East men's basketball teams defended their home court Monday as Albany, Hartford and Vermont picked up wins at home while Stony Brook won on the road.
The Great Danes (10-9, 4-2 AE) moved into sole possession of third place in the league standings with a 66-60 win over Binghamton (4-14, 1-4 AE). Albany, which has won four of its last six games, held the Bearcats to just 34 percent shooting. Peter Hooley scored a game-high 17 points to lead the way. Marlon Beck paced Binghamton with 16 points.
The Hawks (9-11, 3-2 AE) got a school-record 10 three-pointers from Wes Cole as they beat UMass Lowell (4-13, 3-3 AE), 62-49. The 10 treys are the third-most by an America East player in a game and most since Vermont's T.J. Sorrentine hit 12 on Jan. 17, 2002 as Cole scored a career-high 30 points. Akeem Williams had 21 to lead the River Hawks.
The Seawolves (12-6, 5-0 AE) stayed unbeaten in league play with a 70-65 victory over UMass Lowell (4-12, 3-2 AE), their 20th straight over an America East foe at Pritchard Gym. Freshman Ahmad Walker scored a career-high 18 points to lead Stony Brook while Jameel Warney recorded his league-best seventh double-double of the year (14 points, 10 rebounds). Antonio Bivins scored a season-best 21 points off the bench for the River Hawks, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.
The Catamounts (11-8, 5-0 AE) held New Hampshire (3-15, 1-4 AE) to just 40 points and won their seventh-straight game beating the Wildcats, 57-40. Brian Voelkel pulled down 15 rebounds and passed Kevin Roberson as Vermont's all-time leader with 1,070. Kurt Steidl led the scoring (16 points) for UVM. Jacoby Armstrong's 12 points paced UNH.