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Burlington — Luke Apfeld scored a career-high 26 points and Brian Voelkel had 10 points and 10 assisrs as Vermont defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 76-62 yesterday.

Trailing 19-15, the Catamounts (7-4) used a 15-4 run to lead by seven. The Knights answered with seven straight points, then pulled ahead 34-33 on Melquan Bolding’s jumper at the horn.

In the second half, Fairleigh Dickinson (4-6) built a five-point lead at 44-39. A dunk by Ethan O’Day sparked a 13-2 Vermont run.

, with Apfeld capping the spurt with a 3-pointer.

After the Knights got within four with 10:40 left, the Catamounts pushed the lead into double figures for good.

Voelkel had 10 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for Vermont, which has won three of its last four games.

Clancy Rugg added 13 points off the bench for the Catamounts, who outscored Fairleigh Dickinson’s reserves 21-0.

Bolding led the Knights with 20 points.

Harvard 72, Holy Cross 65

Cambridge, Mass. — Wesley Saunders scored 15 points to lead four Harvard players in double figures as the Crimson defeated Holy Cross.

Siyani Chambers added 14 points and five assists, Christian Webster scored 13 and Laurent Rivard scored all 10 of his in the second half for the Crimson (6-4), which led 52-38 before going scoreless for 5 minutes, 9 seconds and falling behind 53-52.

Jonah Travis’ layup with 9:48 remaining ended the drought, and the lead changed hands three more times before two free throws by Saunders put Harvard ahead to stay, 61-60 with 5:22 left. A three-point play by Chambers made it 67-62.

It was 67-65 Harvard with a minute left, but another free throw by Saunders and four in the final 13 seconds by Rivard provided the final margin.

Dave Dudzinski scored 22 points and Justin Burrell 13 to lead the Crusaders (7-5), whose three-game winning streak ended.

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Irving, Thomas lead Boston U over Cornell 70-57

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Associated Press

BOSTON — D.J. Irving scored 23 points and Malik Thomas came off the bench to score all 17 of his points in the second half to lead Boston University to a 70-57 victory over Cornell in a nonconference game Saturday.

Thomas made all five of his 3-point attempts and also hit a pair of free throws for the Terriers (5-6), who have won five of their last six games after losing their first five.

Irving scored three baskets in a row for the Terriers that put them ahead to stay, 48-46 with 8:09 remaining. He made 7 of 10 shots overall.

Boston University shot 52.4 percent (11 of 21) in the second half, while the Big Red (4-9) managed 37.0 percent (10 of 27), including 2 of 13 on 3-pointers.

Devin Cherry led Cornell with 16 points, while Errick Peck added 12 and Dwight Tarwater 11.