Bulldogs shut down Mount Mansfield

MANCHESTER — Mount Mansfield scored in the first minute of Saturday's game against Burr and Burton in boys hockey, but the Bulldogs defense held for the other 44 minutes in a 4-1 win at Riley Rink.

Four different players lit the lamp for the Bulldogs. Jay McCoy scored the first goal with an assist from Sam Cottrell to tie the game late in the first period, then the eventual game-winner came with 3:30 left in the second period, an unassisted goal by Trey Lang the difference.

BBA added a pair of insurance goals in the third period, one by Alex Carpenter, assisted by McCoy and the other from Maxx Ingison assisted by Owen King.

BBA is 3-1 and travels to Brattleboro on Wednesday

BBA falls to Northfield

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls hockey team fell to Northfield, 6-1, on Saturday, in a game that was closer than the final score.

Chloe McDonald scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs in the second period to make the score 2-1. Northfield added a goal later in the period to make it 3-1, before McDonald nearly cut the lead again in the final minute of the period, but her shot was wide and the Bulldogs went into the locker room down two.

Molly Dingley had 34 saves for the Bulldogs, a "spectacular performance," according to coach Ed Lewicki.

BBA drops to 0-6 and faces Essex next.

BBA, MAU 1-2 at dance event

MANCHESTER — The host Burr and Burton dance team finished on top at their own tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Mount Anthony team finished second overall. The other three competing schools were Enosburg, Lamoille and Springfield.

Runner-up finish for Panthers

WARRENSBURG, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls wrestling finished runner-up on Saturday at the Warrensburg Duals. The Panthers scored victories over Beekmantown, Holland Patent, Hudson Falls and Morrisville-Eaton but lost to Warrensburg.

Matt Laporte was perfect on the day, as was Jake Pine and Alex Hull at 220 and 285 pounds, respectively.

The Panthers wrestle twice next week, the first at Salem against the co-op between Salem and Cambridge on Tuesday, then for the Wasaren League championship on Thursday against Mechanicville-Stillwater.

Phillips leads Cambridge

ARGYLE, N.Y. — JV callup Sofie Phillips led Cambridge in a 55-39 win over Argyle on Saturday.

Phillips scored 16 points en route to Cambridge's third victory of the season. Helen Mooney and Victoria Dupuis each added nine in the win.

Cambridge hosts Waterford on Tuesday.

Indians hold on to beat Argyle

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Four Cambridge players finished in double figures as the Indians topped Argyle, 74-71, on Saturday. Brendan Holcomb led the way with 18 points, while Shawn Lemieux added 16. Ryan McLenithan and Max Ratelle each had 14 as well to counteract Argyle's Kobe Lufkin, who scored 38 to lead all scorers.

The Indians travel to Waterford on Wednesday.

Middlebury sweeps Woodstock ski event

WOODSTOCK — Middlebury won both the boys and girls events at Woodstock Nordic Center on Friday.

Mount Anthony boys came in fourth behind Middlebury, Woodstock and Brattleboro, while the girls finished third behind Middlebury and Brattleboro.

Individually, the top racer for the boys was Austin Battle, getting around the course in 14 minutes, 16 seconds. Noah Payne, Jack Drew and Bill Greenwald were all 10 seconds within each other, with Payne leading the way at 14:34.

Natalie Jelley led the MAU girls in 16:27, followed by Emily Altland, Brianna Zipprich and Bethany Hassett close behind.

MAU competes again on Tuesday in an event moved from Mountain Top to Wild Wings in Peru. The races will begin at 2:30 p.m.

SVC falls in overtime

FITCHBURG, Mass. — A back-and-forth non-conference men's basketball tilt saw the hosting Fitchburg State University Falcons score five points in the final 45 seconds of regulation to tie the game before they topped Southern Vermont College 71-66 after an extra five-minute session on Saturday.

FSU brought a marginal 32-31 lead into the locker room, but the Mountaineers would go back on top in the second frame. SVC was up 61-56 in the last minute of the half, only to see a Falcon three-pointer with 28 ticks left tie it up.

Southern Vermont had a chance for the win with a final possession, but the game-winning attempt went wayward to force the overtime. Fitchburg State went ahead by four midway through the added period and held off SVC from getting closer than three the rest of the way.

SVC was led by junior Claude Payne who tallied 20 points and a game-best 12 rebounds in his first game as a Mountaineer— eight of those boards coming on the offensive glass in his 23 minutes off the bench.

Classmate Mike Pierre notched 14 points and eight rebounds in his first appearance for Southern Vermont while sophomore Josh Borders had 11 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals. Senior Nate Goldsmith registered 10 points, seven boards and a pair of assists in the effort.

FSU went 23-for-64 (35.9 percent) from field goal range while holding SVC to a 24.7 percent (18-73) clip from the floor. Southern Vermont grabbed a 54-52 advantage in rebounding while turning in a 19-15 upper hand in points off turnovers.

The Falcons went up 9-2 off the jump, but Southern Vermont pulled ahead with eight unanswered points— six of those coming off Pierre's hand. FSU regained the lead with six straight, only to see the Mountaineers keep pace and tie it at 16-16 with four consecutive points by SVC senior Rayshawn Taylor

The two sides traded spurts as Fitchburg State went up by five before six unanswered at the other end gave the edge to Southern Vermont. FSU responded with a run that put the hosts in front 27-22 late in the opening half before a Taylor three cut it to just a 27-26 Falcon lead. A three ball with 1:08 on the clock put FSU up by six, but Borders trimmed the deficit with a pair of freebies before knocking down a buzzer-beating triple to make it a 32-31 FSU advantage at halftime.

A pair of Fitchburg State three-pointers early in the second period bumped it back to a five-point difference, but Payne would then tally five straight by himself to tie it at 38-38. FSU slowly went back up by five through the 10-minute mark, and that lead would get increased to nine as the Falcons tried to pull away.

SVC would flip the switch at that point, however, and grabbed the momentum to go on a 14-0 run; that surge was due to quality free throw shooting as Southern Vermont went 10-for-10 from the charity stripe during the stretch. A pair of successful Goldsmith shots from the line then put SVC on top 59-54 with 2:34 to go, and a Payne layup kept it a five-point separation in the final minute of regulation.

The Mountaineers (2-9) are back in action on Tuesday when they head to Newbury College for a 7:30 p.m. resumption of the New England Collegiate Conference schedule.

Hashim drops first game leading SVC

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Southern Vermont College women's basketball began its spring semester of the season on Saturday, falling 54-44 at Mitchell College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action.

The Mountaineers trailed 27-22 at halftime before MC doubled its lead through the final 20 minutes for the league victory.

Leading the way was junior Chloe Longe, who tallied 14 to go with her eight rebounds. Mountaineer senior Abbi Molner recorded a game-best nine boards while adding eight points, and freshman Sarah Poirier had six rebounds, three assists and two points on the afternoon.

The Mountaineers edged Mitchell 36.4-23.3 in field goal percentage, going 16-for-44 from the floor. The Mariners pulled down a slim 46-44 advantage in rebounds while using SVC's mishaps for a 29-8 upper hand in points off turnovers.

A jumper by senior captain Amber Dow put Southern Vermont up by four midway through the opening quarter, and a pair of successful free throws by sophomore Amber Lesure a few minutes later maintained that separation. Mitchell would jump ahead soon-after, however, with three-pointers on back-to-back possessions late in the stanza. Buckets were traded in the final minute as MC went up 12-10 going into the second.

SVC's Danielle Biggers drilled a triple in her first collegiate hoops game to trim the Mariners' lead to one, but the hosts hit one of their own before a three-minute scoreless stretch. A Mitchell layup ended the drought and put MC on top by six, only to see Southern Vermont score five unanswered with the help of an old-fashioned three-point play by freshman Taylor Mallett. The final 2:02 of the half saw just four more points get scored, those all being Mariner free throws which set the board at 27-22 for a halftime tally.

SVC (1-8, 1-3 NECC) now looks to a Tuesday Conference contest at Newbury College, tip-off slated for 5:30 p.m.


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