Men’s Basketball Extends Win Streak To Nine Games

In the first half, sophomore Mike Trimboli scored 13 points while freshman Marques Blakely and junior Kyle Ciep-licki combined for a total of eight.Binghamton was led in the first half by senior Steve Proc-tor, junior Richard Forbes and sophomore Jaan Montgomery, each of them banking in with four points a piece. The score at half time was 25-21 with Vermont in the lead.In the second half, senior Chris Holm stepped up and scored 14 of his 16 points, also grabbing seven rebounds to give the center a double-dou-ble on the afternoon. Mike Trimboli led the team in points, scoring 14 in the sec-ond half giving him a career-high total of 27 points while Cieplicki ended up with nine of his own.Binghamton was led by La-zar Trifunovic, tallying a total of 16 points while Steve Proc-tor, Mike Gordon and Richard Forbes all added 10.Mike Trimboli, last week’s America East’s Player of the Week, was named player of the game for Vermont.Vermont had trouble with three-pointers, going 2-15 in the contest. In free throws, however, the Cats had a strong showing, sinking 27 of 34.UVM only committed one turnover in the second half and eight for the entire game.The Cats ended their regu-lar season of America East play in the top spot in the con-ference. This is the third time Ver-mont has held first place going into the America East Regular Season Championship. The Catamounts won the regular season title in 2001-02 and 2004-05.However, Coach Mike Lo-nergan is still pushing the Cats toward victory in their next contest.”We can’t relax, but the pressure is off right now,” Lo-nergan said.The Cats will travel to Bos-ton University on Thursday to take on the number three ranked Terriers. They return home this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. to play Hartford as well as honor the seniors in their last regular season home game.