Women’s Hoops: Catamounts Blow Past Norwich 86-40

Courtesy Vermont Sports Information

BURLINGTON –– Seven Catamounts scored six or more points as Vermont defeated Norwich 86-40 Wednesday night from Patrick Gym in a cross-state non-conference matchup. With the win, the Catamounts improved to 3-6 this season while the Cadets fell to 2-4.

“It was a good team win,” said Head Coach Alisa Kresge. “We got contributions from everyone. We need to have two good days of practice to get ready for a good Canisius team. Our main focus will be to work hard and try to get better each day.”

Josie Larkins had five points and Emma Utterback added four more as UVM opened the game on a 13-2 run. The Catamounts carried a 23-7 lead into the second frame.
Norwich hung tough in the second quarter, the Cadets leading scorer Riley Bennett hit a three-pointer as Norwich opened the frame with five early points. Nicole Crum answered with her first three-pointer of the season as Vermont outscored Norwich 13-11 in the quarter and carried an 18-point advantage into the half.
Hanna Crymble scored six points as Vermont opened the second half with a 13-4 run. At the tail end of the quarter Larkins added six more points and UVM opened up a 35-point edge with a 14-3 run.
UVM outscored Norwich 23-12 in the final frame to lock up their third home win of the season.

Eight different Catamounts scored in the first half. Vermont scored a season-high 86 points.
UVM scored 27 points off Norwich’s 21 turnovers, the Catamounts scored 11 fast break points.
With 1:47 left in the first half Abby Settelmeyer scored her first career points with a jumper. In the third quarter freshman guard Jane McCauley hit her first-career field goal with a three-pointer.
Carmen Handy (10 points), Jane McCauley (6 points) and Abby Settelmeyer (4 points) all posted career-high games in points. Emma Utterback set a new career-high with six assists.
Riley Bennett led the Cadets with 10 points while Kailynne Frederick chipped in eight.
With the victory, the Cats Win, Community Wins campaign and Vermont Mutual Insurance Group will donate $100 to Make-A-Wish Vermont, bringing this year’s total to 102 wins and $10,200. A special thank you to Vermont Mutual Insurance for their support. Vermont Mutual Insurance, protecting Vermonters since 1828.

Vermont hosts Canisius on Saturday, December 4 at 2 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets to all Vermont women’s basketball home games by visiting UVMathletics.com/Tickets, or by calling the UVM Athletic Ticket Office at (802) 656-4410. Saturday is our Milk and Cookies Game presented by Monument Farms and Double Tree by Hilton. There will be free milk and cookies for the first 250 fans in attendance. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3. Fans can also listen to the contest on 101.3 The Game with Maura Sheridan on the call.