Panthers rebound against Spa Catholic

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — After blowing a 22-point lead and losing to Mount Anthony on Monday night, the Hoosick Falls boys basketball bounced back with a 64-45 win over Saratoga Central Catholic on Wednesday night.

The Panthers jumped out to a 38-20 lead at the half and then cruised to their ninth win of the season

Senior Alex Haynes scored a team-high 22 points in the win for Hoosick Falls.

Junior Guy Milliman added 16 points, while freshman Jonathan Kempf knocked in 10 in the Panthers' win.

With the win, Hoosick Falls improves to 8-2 on the season and 7-0 in league play.

The Panthers will next travel to play Stillwater on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Indians roll past Waterford

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Cambridge girls basketball team cruised to a 60-14 win over Wasaren League foe Waterford on Tuesday night.

Junior Helen Mooney outscored Waterford all on her own, scoring a game-high 20 points for Cambridge in the contest.

Miranda Seacord and Sophie Phillips each scored eight points in the win for Cambridge.

With the win, the Indians improve to 5-7 on the season.

The Indians will next play host to Greenwich on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

SVC snaps losing streak

BROOKLINE, Mass. — The Southern Vermont College men's basketball team won their first New England Collegiate Conference game of the season, defeating Newbury on Tuesday night 86-82.

SVC led 43-36 at the half and then extended its lead to 14 midway through the second stanza.

The Mountaineers though saw their double-digit lead vanish as Newbury came back to take 79-77 with less then two minutes to go in the contest.

Sophomore point guard Josh Borders got SVC the lead back in the final minute with a pair of free throws and a lay up to make a 81-79 game.

Borders finished with 12 points scored in the contest for SVC

The Mountaineers then extended their lead out to four and were able to hang on for their third win of the season, snapping a seven-game losing streak.

Senior Rayshawn Taylor scored a team-high 18 points in the win for SVC

Fellow classmate Nate Goldsmith finished with a double-double in the contest, scoring 11 points and snatching a team-high 15 rebounds in the win.

Junior Mike Pierre added 16 for SVC in the win as well.

With the win, the Mountaineers improve to 3-9 on the season.

SVC will next play host to Daniel Webster tonight at 6 p.m.

Mountaineers drop conference game

BROOKLINE, Mass. — It was tough sledding for the Southern Vermont College women's basketball team on Tuesday night as the Mountaineers lost New England Collegiate Conference foe Newbury 57-44.

The Mountaineers got off to a slow start to begin the contest, but were able to cut their deficit to 23-18 going into the halftime with strong second quarter of play.

SVC got off to a 6-2 run to begin the second half and then took it's first lead of the game on a Danielle Biggers three-pointer.

The one-point lead didn't last long for the Mountaineers as Newbury put together a 7-0 run of their own and took a 36-29 lead into the fourth quarter.

Newbury went on to outscore SVC 21-15 in the fourth quarter and drop the Mountaineers to their ninth loss of the season.

Amber Lesure scored a career-best 14 points off the bench in the loss for SVC, knocking down a team-high three shots from downtown.

Taylor Mallet was only other Mountaineer in double figures, scoring 11 points in the contest.

With the loss, SVC drops to 1-9 on the season and are now on a six-game losing streak.

The Mountaineers are back in action today at home against Daniel Webster.

SVC picked fifth in preseason poll

BENNINGTON — The New England Collegiate Conference announced on Wednesday the results of its 2017 men's volleyball preseason poll with Southern Vermont College being selected to finish fifth in this year's league standings.

The Mountaineers return to the hardwood after having to suspend play last season.

First-year head coach Scott Fitzgerald remains optimistic about his squad which returns one player from the 2015 team and welcomes a handful of new faces.

"Because this is the first season back on the court, I look forward to working with some athletic young men who have a desire to succeed," Fitzgerald said. "We have a range of experience on the team, but each player has the same mentality and drive to get some wins this season. Every practice and match takes us one step closer to where we need to be."

SVC is looking to make the NECC playoff tournament for the sixth time in seven years.

The Mountaineers begin the season on February 21, at home against Elms.


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