LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- Union College shot 49 percent from the field in an 86-60 win over Southern Vermont College in men’s basketball on Thursday night.
The Dutchmen (5-1) had balanced scoring with three players in double figures -- Joe Mason led with 14, Evan Croll added 11 and Terell Winney chipped in 10. They outrebounded the Mountaineers 45-29.
SVC (0-8) was led by senior captain Taeshon Johnson’s 18, while Jermaine Campbell added 16 points and seven rebounds. Travis Severs chipped in nine.
Poor shooting leads to SVC women’s defeat
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College women’s basketball team was held to 12 first-half points en route to a 77-44 loss to Sage on Thursday night at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.
The Mountaineers (1-4) shot 29 percent on the night.
SVC was led by Amber Flagg’s 19 points, including 15-of-16 from the free throw line. Kala MacKenzie added five points and 11 rebounds.
Sage (3-5) was paced by three players in double figures: Megan Bowman with 13, Amie Jefferson with 12 and Cambridge grad Sara Tironi with 11.
SVC lends hand for Sandy victims
BENNINGTON -- On Saturday, donations will be accepted for victims of Superstorm Sandy at the Southern Vermont College men’s and women’s basketball games.
Winter clothing is preferred, but nonperishable food items and cleaning supplies will also be taken.
The charitable donations and collegiate basketball action go hand-in-hand, with the SVC men playing at 1 p.m. and the women at 3 p.m., both facing off against NECC opponent Newbury College.