BURLINGTON, Vt. - A cold-shooting morning on the road for the Central Connecticut womenâ€™s basketball team allowed Vermont to prevail 62-48 to conclude CCSUâ€™s non-conference slate.
Juniors Kiana Patterson and Andi Lydon combined for 25 points, including a team-high 16 points from Patterson.
Vermont (3-9) snapped its seven-game losing streak and CCSU fell to 0-11 with NEC play approaching next weekend.
The Blue Devils opened the game going 4-of-8 from the field and taking a 10-7 lead at the first media timeout. UVM took its first lead of the game, 12-10, at the 3:18 mark after back-to-back jump shots. The Catamounts led 16-12 at the end of the period.
The Blue Devils trailed 29-21 at the half, their lowest first half score of the season.
Junior Denisha Gardener silenced a 7-0 Vermont run to start the second half on a turn-around post move at 7:33 and completed an old-fashioned three-point play at 4:16, sparking a 7-1 Central run.
Heading into the fourth quarter, the Blue Devils trailed 44-32.
A pair of consecutive three-pointers from UVMâ€™s Kristina White and Sydney Smith extended the America East opponentâ€™s lead to 24 points, the largest of the game, with 4:53 left in regulation. Smith posted a double-double with a game-high 21 points and 10 boards.
The Blue Devils held the America Eastâ€™s leading scorer, Hannah Crymble (19.6 ppg) to just 14 points.