Hartford 48

(12-17, 6-12 Am. East)

Vermont 61

(21-8, 15-3 Am. East)

    2:30 PM ET, March 7, 2004

    Case Gym, Boston, Massachusetts

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    HART 28 2048
    UVM 27 3461

    Cats will host America East final

    BOSTON (AP) -- T.J. Sorrentine scored 18 points and dished out five assists and second-seeded Vermont opened the second half with a 11-0 run to beat sixth-seeded Hartford 61-48 in the semifinals of the America East tournament Sunday.

    The Catamounts advanced to the conference title game for the second straight season with the win. Vermont (21-8, 15-5 America East) will shoot for its second straight conference championship when it hosts Maine next Saturday in the title game.

    Down by one at halftime, the Catamounts held Hartford (12-17, 7-13) scoreless for the first 9:10 of the second half and pulled ahead 38-28 with 12:07 left, as the Hawks missed 11 straight field goals to start the second half.

    Hartford got within 46-41 before Vermont went on a 11-0 run to go up 57-41 with 1:40 left.

    Aaron Cook scored 17 points and Ryan Stys added 12 points to lead Hartford, which led by as much as 19-11 in the first half but lost for the 10th straight time in the America East semifinals. The Hawks have never made it to the title game.

    Germain Njila scored 14 points, one shy of a career high, and David Hehn added 12 points for the Catamounts.

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