Burlington, Vt. - Vermont senior Morgan Hall scored a career- and game-high 38 points to lead the Catamounts to a 75-61 victory over the Terrier women's basketball team in front of 1,633 at Patrick Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon.
Hall scored 10 of her 24 second-half points during an 11-0 Catamount run which allowed Vermont to pull away, 62-49, with 4:49 remaining in regulation.
The Catamounts (9-3, 1-1) jumped out 28-18 lead at 6:08 in the first half, their largest lead of the half.
Junior forward Marisa Moseley (Springfield, MA) capped a 12-4 Terrier rally with a lay-up just before the buzzer, keeping the Terriers within two, 32-30, at the break.
Junior guard Katie Terhune (Port Murray, NJ) opened the second half with a three-pointer to give B.U. the lead, 33-32. But Katie McNamara and Hall caught fire, and the duo scored all 12 points during a 12-4 run that gave Vermont a 49-39 cushion at 14:36. McNamara would finish with 20 points off 8-for-10 shooting from the field.
The Terriers (4-9, 1-1) countered with a 10-2 run, capped by a pretty feed from Terhune to Moseley on a fast break at 9:41. The Terriers, however, could not quiet Hall, who would hit 5-of-5 from the field to close out the game. Hall finished two points shy of Vermont's single-game scoring record of 40 points set by Sheri Turnball during the 1993-94 season.
For the Terriers, freshman guard Katie Meinhardt (San Francisco, CA) scored a team-high 21 points. Meinhardt was 5-for-11 from three-point range, scoring in double-figures for the third consecutive game.
Terhune and sophomore Larissa Parr (Eau Claire, WI) each added 12 points.
The Catamounts held a 41-26 rebounding advantage. Dawn Cressman grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for Vermont. Moseley led the Terriers with nine boards.
The Terriers return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Long Island to face Stony Brook. Game time is 7:00 p.m.