Albany pulls away from New Hampshire down the stretch
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Joe Cremo scored 21 points, added four assists and four steals, and Albany pulled away from New Hampshire to avenge an early season loss to the Wildcats 68-55 on Monday night.
Albany has won three of four, and with the victory moves one-half game ahead of New Hampshire in the America East Conference standings.
Cremo finished 6 of 12 from the field and hit four 3-pointers. David Nichols added 18 points, seven rebounds, and five assists for the Great Danes (15-11, 6-5).
Daniel Dion scored 18 points to lead New Hampshire (14-10, 5-5), which shot only 42 percent and committed nearly three times as many turnovers as Albany (14-5).
Albany opened the game on a 15-6 stretch and held a 29-22 lead at the break. A David Watkins 3 for New Hampshire tied it at 45 with 11:32 left, but the Great Danes answered with a 10-0 run to keep the Wildcats at arm’s length.