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Lawrence scores 21, Stitt 19 to power 2nd-half surge that lifts Charleston over Vermont 62-50

Andrew Lawrence scored 21 points and Anthony Stitt added 19 as College of Charleston pulled away in the second half for a 62-50 victory over Vermont in a nonconference game Saturday.

The two combined to score 21 of the final 25 points for the Cougars (8-4), starting with a 3-pointer by Lawrence with 10 minutes remaining that gave Charleston a 40-35 lead.

The Cougars shot 52.2 percent (12 of 23) in the second half to 30 percent (9 of 30) for the Catamounts (7-5).

Vermont led 22-19 with 3:40 left in the first half, but Stitt hit a tying 3-pointer and Lawrence added two baskets before Charleston went into halftime ahead 26-23.

Lawrence had five assists and Willis Hall grabbed 12 rebounds for the Cougars, who are 4-0 on the road this season.

Clancy Rugg led Vermont with 11 points, and Brian Voelkel had 13 rebounds.