Thursday January 3, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

ARLINGTON -- Arlington finished their game strong against Proctor on Wednesday night, scoring the last 15 points of the night en route to a 69-45 victory over the Phantoms.

"We challenged them to keep it under 50," said Arlington (3-1) coach Chris Taft. "They had good ball pressure and good fundamentals."

Proctor's Jacob Tomlinson buried a three with 4:30 left in the fourth quarter to pull the Phantoms to within nine at 54-45, but it was the final basket of the night.

"If we can get stops on defense, that creates a spark on offense," Taft said.

DJ Jennings was the leader for the Eagles, recording a double-double with 21 points and 15 rebounds. He also had four blocks against a smaller Proctor front.

"We play the high-low game and we want to focus on him under the basket," Taft said. "This is such a veteran group."

Jennings was one of three Eagles in double figures. He was joined by teammates Alex Trayah, who added 13 and eight rebounds, and Troy Sweet, who chipped in 12 -- 11 in the second half.

"Any night, multiple guys can be in double figures," Taft said.

Cody Landon was the high scorer for Proctor (1-2) with 17 points.

Panthers fall in
non-league contest

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. -- Joel Wincowski scored 22 for Lake George as the Warriors took down Hoosick Falls 50-33 in non-league boys basketball action.


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Taylor Baker, Levi Brewster and Austin Pitt each had seven apiece to lead the 3-3 Panthers.

Bulldogs blank Hartford

MANCHESTER -- Lucy Bisselle broke a scoreless deadlock in the second period to spark the Burr and Burton Academy girls hockey team to a 3-0 win against Hartford on Wednesday night at Riley Rink.

The Bulldogs (4-1-1) got an insurance tally from Mary Leech midway through the third period and Daisy Sullivan tacked on an empty-netter to ice the result. Sullivan and Kristi Lewicki assisted Leech's goal, while Megan Grabher had the helper on the winning score.

BBA goalkeeper Meg Chandler finished with 19 saves. Hartford's Elizabeth Potter finished with 14 stops.

Burr and Burton travels to face Missisquoi on Saturday. Diverse scoring
for Bulldogs

MANCHESTER -- Five different Burr and Burton Academy Bulldogs reached the scoresheet in a 5-3 boys hockey triumph over Harwood at Riley Rink on Wednesday.

Sean Paradis, Brock Pollard, Bennett Timmerman, Andy Filippi and Henry Buckley all lit the lamp for the Bulldogs.

Zack Stewart was busy in net, making 41 saves on 44 shots.

BBA improves to 3-3 on the year.

MAU swimming sweeps

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The MAU boys and girls swim teams swept Hoosac Valley for the second time this season, with the girls winning 92-78 and the boys 107-42.

Both teams are 6-1, the best start in program history for the boys team.

For the girls, the double winner was Heather Foley in the 200-yard IM and 100 butterfly, while Kate Ahearn won the 100 backstroke and Kate Montague won the 50 freestyle. The girls won the 400 relay as well. Winning just five of the 11 events showed the depth of the team with several swimmers placing well in the meet.

The boys won eight of 11 events with double winners Ryan Spencer in the 50 free and 100 back and Robert Murphy in the 200 IM and 100 breast. Individual winners were Zach LaForest in the 100 fly and Isaiah Severs in the 100 free. The boys also won the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay.

Panther keglers remain on the winning track

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls bowling team defeated North Warren on Wednesday, 4-0. Total pins for Hoosick Falls were 3,471 and total pins for North Warren were 2,398. Top bowler for North Warren was Robert Vaisey with a 234-576. Top bowlers for Hoosick Falls included Josh McCart with a 265 high game and 686 series and Bryan Callahan with a 256-672.

Josh Conn added a 225-579, Ken Marbot 202-568, Logan Brogue 187-523, and Stephen Surdam 203-512. Other good scores were: Josh Reveal 235-606, Jennifer Sargood 234-589, A.J. Hurlburt 182-505, and Kyla Day 176-488. 

"The team bowled well after coming off their Christmas break with some nice scores led by Josh McCart and Bryan Callahan. We have to keep bowling as a team if we are going to contend for the Southern Division title. We need to work hard in the coming weeks because we have some important matches in our division which will determine which team will bowl for the league championship," Lang said.

Hoosick Falls has a record of 35-1 and North Warren has a record of 24-20.