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Dartmouth clamps down on New Hampshire, 62-48

DURHAM – Tyler Melville scored 16 points and Gabas Maldunas had 12 points and 13 rebounds as Dartmouth turned back New Hampshire, 62-48, in men’s basketball last night.

Connor Boehm added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Big Green (5-4), which ended a five-game losing streak in the in-state rivalry, which is now tied at 32 games apiece. Dartmouth shot 48 percent and had a 39-22 advantage on the boards.

Frank Okeke had 13 points to lead UNH (2-8) and Patrick Konan added 12. The Wildcats shot just 32.6 percent.

UNH scored the first four points before Melville fueled an 11-0 run. He started it with his 3-pointer, had an assist on the go-ahead basket and then knocked down another 3. The Green Wave led 25-24 at halftime.

The Wildcats took a one-point lead on a three-point play by Konan in the first minute of the second half before Dartmouth reeled off 12 straight.

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