Friday January 18, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

MANCHESTER -- Devin Brown's shot with 32 seconds left gave Burr and Burton Academy the lead and her steal with 7 seconds left iced the one-point victory as the Bulldogs edged Otter Valley, 37-36, in girls basketball Thursday night.

Up one, 19-18, at halftime, Burr and Burton (4-4) fell behind by nine in the third quarter as the Otters raced out on a 10-0 run. BBA chipped away to grab the lead, 29-28, on a basket by Hailey Brockett at the end of the period.

"We had some moments," BBA coach Terry Merrow said.

Freshman center Hannah Nicholson paced the Bulldogs with 10 points while senior guard Rory Halligan added seven.

Amy Jones and Jessica Frazier led Otter Valley with eight points apiece.

BBA travels to face Mill River on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Eagles knock off Rebels

ARLINGTON -- Arlington Memorial High School overcame a sub-par shooting night with solid ball-control to earn a 37-31 win against Leland & Gray in girls basketball on Thursday night.

The Eagles (3-5) led 18-16 at the break.

Sophomore guard Molly Elwell led the way with 15 points, while Julia Lacoste added 10 points and eight rebounds. Rayleen Sherman chipped in with eight points and 10 rebounds.

Valley sinks Panthers

SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. -- Hoosic Valley held Hoosick Falls Central School to just 11 points in the first half and stood firm for a 47-36 victory on Thursday night in Wasaren League boys basketball.


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The Panthers (5-6 overall, 4-4 league) trailed 20-11 at the midway point and had the deficit at eight, 42-34, with three minutes remaining but could not get any closer.

"They're good. They play really good man-to-man defense," HFCS coach Mike Lilac said.

John Rooney led the Indians (11-1, 7-1) with 20 points. Ethan Hixson had 17. Taylor Baker led Hoosick Falls with 13 while Randy Tutunjian added 11.

Mountaineers fall

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- A career-high 28 points from freshman captain Amber Flagg wasn't enough for Southern Vermont College as the Mountaineers fell, 58-54, to Wheelock in New England Collegiate Conference women's basketball on Thursday night.

Flagg tied the game, 52-52, with a a 3-pointer with just over a minute to go and SVC's Kala MacKenzie leveled the score again, 54-54, before Wheelock pulled away.

With the defeat, the Mountaineers fall to 3-11 overall and 3-4 in the conference.

Wheelock rallies past SVC

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Southern Vermont College men's basketball team squandered a late lead to fal,l 64-55, at the hands of Wheelock College on the Wildcats' home floor Thursday night in New England Collegiate Conference action.

Mountaineer senior captain Taeshon Johnson led all players with 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the effort while Wildcat senior captain Bashir Hudson led Wheelock with 22 points and earned the double-double with a game-high 10 boards.

Southern Vermont came out in the second half to grab a lead, eventually going up six midway through the stanza. Wheelock refused to go away as the Wildcats regained the advantage and held on for the win.

Mountaineer sophomore captain Travis Severs followed Johnson with 12 points and sophomore Tarvaris Jenkins had eight points and eight rebounds.

The Mountaineers (0-15 overall, 0-7 NECC) continue their NECC schedule Saturday at 2 p.m. at Newbury College.

Sandy Hook School support group run

MANCHESTER -- The Battenkill Valley Runners Club will be doing a fundraising run on Manchester's Richville Road as part of a nationwide effort to support the Sandy Hook, Conn., families.

The out-and-back run will be Sunday at 8:30 a.m., starting in the Stepping Stones EarlyLearning Center's parking lot near the railroad crossing on Richville and is sponsored by Stepping Stones and Mrs. Murphy's Doughnuts. Like all BKVR group runs, participation is not limited to club members. All are welcome.

Refreshments provided by Mrs. Murphy's and Green Mountain Coffee will be served following the run. If you know now that you can't be there and would like to contribute, send a check payable to BKVR, PO Box 584, Arlington, VT, 05250, earmarked "Sandy Hook."

Zemianek road race returns May 5

BENNINGTON -- The 35th annual Steve Zemianek Road Race will take place on May 5 at the Park-McCullough House in North Bennington.

There are three different runs, a 3.8-mile course, a 10K course and a half-mile fun run for children.

The entry fee is $15 to pre-register and $3 for the fun run. A family of four can register at a reduced rate of $40.

Awards will be given to the top male and female runner and the top three in each age group.

For more information, call Dave at 802-688-7807.

Monument Soccer signups

BENNINGTON -- The Monument Soccer Club has sign-ups next week at the Bennington Sports Center. Monument is a soccer club that participates in the Capital District Youth Soccer League in the spring and runs from April-June with a 10-game season.

Any interested boy or girl from U8-U18 can sign up. More information can be found online at www.voltagesportsclub.com under the Bennington Sports Center's news section where people can download a registration packet. For more informaion, call the main office of the Sports Center at 802-681-7151.