Hoyt, Crosier qualify for New England meet

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BURLINGTON — The Mount Anthony indoor track and field team had a strong day at the Division I state meet Saturday at the University of Vermont.

Skyler Hoyt started the day by notching a New England qualifying jump in long jump by one-half inch. He placed fourth in the event.

Rebecca Crosier not only had a New England's qualifying mark in long jump, but she also beat her sister's school record (Abbie Crosier 16'2") by 1.5" to place third in the event. She continued her day by beating her own school record in triple jump by a foot, placing fourth. She also qualified for New England's in the 300m, placing 3rd.

The boys 4x800 was the Patriots first relay to qualify for New England's. Freshman Aneesh Kamath was huge as he pulled out a 13-second PR as he filled in for Evan Page in the relay.

A few more athletes stepped up to the plate to help secure some relay points. Emma Salem and Haley Loftus were two of those athletes that stepped up to secure a third place finish for the 4x200 relay team.

The biggest surprise of the meet was when MAU's boys 4x200 as they pulled out a New England qualifier, while multiple teams were disqualified.

Evan Page has the toughest double of the day. The Patriots pulled him from the relays to rest him for the 1500 and 3000 which were less than an hour apart from each other. While he ended up being only one spot away in the 1500 and two away in the 3000 he did man,age to PR in both events.

Paige Greenawalt was fifth in the 1000m, Matthew Whitman was fifth in the triple and their girls 4x400 had a 4th place finish.

CVU routs MAU

HINESBURG — The Mount Anthony girls basketball team ran into a dominant CVU team Saturday and they struggled to compete throughout.

The Redhawks would have no trouble dispatching of MAU in a 55-20 win.

The Patriots struggled mightily shooting the ball throughout the contest. MAU shot just 7-for-43 from the field, with a 3-for-23 mark from three-point range.

CVU, on the other hand, used the three-point ball to its advantage as they knocked down 60 percent from behind the arc.

The Patriots had 23 turnovers on the day and the Redhawks made them pay for those mistakes, by turning them into 18 points of their own.

Grace Mahar led MAU with seven points. She had another strong game on the boards with 11 rebounds, along with four steals. Cat Worthington added six points for the Patriots.

MAU looks to rebound tonight on the road against Brattleboro.

Bleakie stars for BBA

HYDE PARK — The Burr and Burton girls basketball edged Lamoille Saturday on the back of a huge performance by senior Emily Bleakie.

Bleakie scored 26 points in a 42-39 BBA win.

Izzy Sullivan and Emily Peck scored 11 and 10 points respectively for Lamoille.

The Bulldogs are back in action tonight at home against Middlebury.

SVC men tops Mitchell

BENNINGTON — An exciting finish ended a close-fought New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) men's basketball matchup at the Mountaineer Athletic Center Saturday afternoon as the Southern Vermont College men's basketball team tookthe 12th-and-final lead change of the game with 1:43 on the clock to defeat Mitchell College 69-64.

SVC held just a 40-39 edge at halftime and couldn't escape from the Mariners through the final 20 minutes. MC seized the upper hand a handful of times through the second stanza, but the Mountaineers were able tocome up with the big plays down the stretch to go on top and close it out inthe waning seconds.

The hosts were led by senior Mike Pierre, who notched 14 points while grabbing nine rebounds, and classmate Claude Payne pulled down a team-best 12 boards in addition to registering eight points. Junior Kyle Depollar had 12 points and four assists in 33 minutes, while junior Aaron Murray pitched in with eight points and 10 rebounds during 24 minutes off the bench.

With the season sweep of Mitchell, Southern Vermont extend sits winning streak to eight-straight games and improves to 19-4 on the year and 11-1 in NECC play. Mitchell drops to 12-11 overall and 8-4 against the league with the loss.

The Mountaineers head into the final week of regular season action with their next-to-last contest coming on Wednesday in a 7 p.m. tip-off at Elms College.

SVC women lose

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team cut a 20-point deficit all the way down to four at Mitchell College Saturday afternoon, but the hosting Mariners held on to take a 59-52 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) win at Yarnall Athletic Center.

MC led 36-19 at the halftime break before the Mountaineers started to chip away in the third quarter. SVC outscored Mitchell 18-8 through most of the fourth frame to get it to a two-possession game, the hosts went 4-4 from the free throw line to stay ahead and finish off the victory.

SVC was led by the 13th double-double from junior Maddy Main, who had game-highs of 21 points and 14 rebounds; that saw her break the Mountaineers' single-season rebound record of 255 (Christie Henry, 2009-10) as she's nowgrabbed 267 boards this year.

Sophomore Dani Biggers had 13 points and five rebounds for SVC, while classmate Taylor Mallett totaled eight points, six boards, three assists, and a pair of steals.

SVC (3-20, 2-12 NECC) has two games left in the2017-18 season — the first being the team's final home contest of the year in a 7 p.m. Thursday tilt against Bay Path University.


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