LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BURLINGTON -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys hockey team scored early and often in a 7-3 victory over Burlington at Leddy Park on Wednesday afternoon.
Sean Paradis, Brock Pollard and Jack Ams each had two goals in the rout of the Seahorses.
Nathaniel Eisenman added his first varsity goal as well. Zack Stewart had 18 saves on 19 shots to earn the victory for the 5-3 Bulldogs.
Burlington goalie Dustin Reinhart had 49 saves in the loss.
Rebels edge BBA
S. BURLINGTON -- Meg Chandler made 18 saves for Burr and Burton Academy, but Molly Burke scored the only goal of the game as South Burlington beat BBA 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Burke's goal was assisted by Julia Hudson and came with 57 seconds left in the second period.
"We've had two tightly contested games in Division I," said BBA coach Ed Lewicki. "We just need to find a way to put the puck in the net."
Courtney Teyko made 18 saves for the shutout. BBA drops to 4-3-1 on the season and faces No. 1 Spaulding on Saturday at Riley Rink.
MAU falls to Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Missed free throws were the Mount Anthony Union High School girls basketball team's undoing in a 53-42 defeat to Pittsfield, Mass., on Wednesday night.
Down 10 at the half, MAU (1-7) crawled back to within two possessions but could come back no further.
"We created opportunities but couldn't finish them," said MAU coach Courtney Reif.
Makayla Farrara was the leading scorer for the Patriots with 17 points, including four 3-pointers. Maddy Main added eight points off the bench.
CCS dropped by Valley
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Hoosic Valley shut out Cambridge Central School in the first quarter en route to a 64-33 win on Wednesday night.
The big scorers for Valley were Ethan Ross-Hixson, who led all scorers with 20 and John Rooney, who added 15.
Cambridge trailed 30-5 at halftime. The Indians were led by Ethan English's 10 points. Matt Parmenter added eight and Shaeden Mosso chipped in with six.
SVC downed in N.H.
NASHUA, N.H. - A strong second half by Daniel Webster College led to a 74-40 defeat of the Southern Vermont College women's basketball team as both teams returned to New England Collegiate Conference play on Tuesday night.
DWC's Vanessa Bosques exploded for 29 points to help carry the Eagles in the win.
The Mountaineers went up 13-8 midway through the first half after a Kala MacKenzie layup, however Daniel Webster fought right back to tie the game 13-13. SVC took the five-point advantage once again after another MacKenzie layup to make the game 20-15, but the Eagles finished the first half with a 14-3 run to regain the lead going into the locker room.
SVC was led in points by freshman captain Amber Flagg who finished with 20 with help from a 3-of-9 performance from beyond the arc; she also added six rebounds.
MacKenzie led all players with 12 rebounds.
Bosques was followed on the Eagle side by freshman Ashley Giampetruzzi who had nine points on the night. Bosques was 8-of-14 from long range.
The Mountaineers (1-9, 1-2 NECC) look to get back in the win column tonight when they host Regis for a 6 p.m. tip.
SVC still winless
NASHUA, N.H. - Three players reaching double digits in scoring was not enough for the Southern Vermont College men's basketball team as the Mountaineers fell at Daniel Webster, 87-72.
The Mountaineers outscored Daniel Webster in the second half, but the 18-point halftime deficit was too much to overcome.
DWC led wire-to-wire, jumping out to as much as a nine-point lead in the opening eight minutes, eventually pushing the advantage to as many as 20 in the first on a Ryan Gauthier three just before the break.
After halftime, Southern Vermont senior captain Taeshon Johnson and a pair of sophomore captain Travis Severs hoops whittled the lead to 13 with 11:23 left.
But a John Hickson three 11 seconds later and a follow from downtown from Dave Schindewolf pushed the lead back to 19 with 10:30 to go and SVC pulled no closer than 17 down the stretch.
Johnson led all players with 23 points while Severs tied his career-high with 22. Sophomore Tarvaris Jenkins (Chicago, Ill.) recorded a double-double on the night with 13 points and a game-high 17 rebounds.
Gauthier led DWC with 22 points, and Hickson followed with 18. Schindewolf finished with 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds.
The Mountaineers (0-11, 0-3 NECC) host Regis College tonight at 8 p.m. at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.