Wednesday December 12, 2012

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Stifling Greenwich in the third quarter, the Hoosick Falls Central School girls basketball team blew open a seven-point game to cruise to a 53-29 victory in Wasaren League action on Tuesday night.

The win was the Panthers' first of the year.

"We were a totally different team" than the first two games, said Hoosick Falls coach Eamonn DeGraaf. "We played together tonight, made the extra pass and got out in transition."

Panthers' senior guard Frankie Pearson led all scorers with 25 points despite early foul trouble that limited her to just two points in the first quarter. Pearson scored eight of her team's 10 points in the second quarter to take a 23-16 lead into the break.

Hoosick (1-2) junior Carsen Williams added 11 points, while eighth-grader Kelly Pine just missed a double-double with nine points and 13 rebounds.

"[Pine] played a hell of a game. For an eighth-grader ... it was impressive, the way she went after the ball," DeGraaf said.

Mariah Linnett paced the Witches (1-3) with 16 points and six rebounds as Williams held sophomore Alexis Case to just two points.

Hoosick Falls, which never trailed and led by as many as 22 points, kept Greenwich off the scoreboard for five minutes in the third quarter to pull away with a 17-2 run that included a pair of 3-pointers from Pearson.

Hartford upends Bulldogs in opener

HARTFORD -- Stephanie Grob fired in 17 points for Hartford as the Hurricanes toppled Burr and Burton Academy, 52-28, Tuesday night in both team's girls basketball season-opener.

Chelsea Down had 10 for Hartford (1-0), which pulled away with a 22-2 performance in the second quarter.

Maggie Oliver led BBA (0-1) with seven points. The Bulldogs travel to face Middlebury at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Hoosick blanks Corinth

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School bowling team beat Corinth, 4-0, on Tuesday, with a 3,692-2,267 edge in total pins.

The Panthers (20-0) was led by a 277 game from Bryan Callahan (751 series).

Other top bowlers included Stephen Surdam (255/695), Josh Reveal (224/616), Ken Marbot (233/586), Josh McCart (196/578), Logan Brogue (211/589), Josh Conn (201/565) and Jennifer Sargood (183/530).

Cody Benjamin (173/438) was Corinth's best bowler on the day.

Nordic race cancelled

BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School cancelled its season-opening Nordic ski race this Saturday at Prospect Mountain. The Patriots' first action of the season is now scheduled to be at the VABEC trails in Brattleboro on Saturday Dec. 22.