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<B>Burr and Burton Academy's Ryan Smith drives to the basket in a game earlier this season. Smith's Bulldogs capped off a busy week by beating Hartford 56-42 on Saturday. (Banner File) </B>

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys basketball team won its fourth game in five days on Saturday as the Bulldogs topped Hartford 56-42 on the road.

Up by only a point at halftime, the Bulldogs were able to pull away in the second half behind Joey Shehadi's 21-point performance and a 17 point, 10 rebound effort from Conor Harrington.

Tyeshawn Gadson added 10 points in the win, while Ryan Smith did all of the little things, racking up five assists, four steals, and five rebounds.

Hartford was led by Cam Gaudette with 16 points, while Branson Landon added 10 for the Hurricanes.

BBA moves to 7-0 with the win.

Eagles fall at home

ARLINGTON -- The Arlington Memorial High School boys basketball team fell to Woodstock 82-34 at home on Saturday.

Woodstock was led by Chris Townley, who posted 17 points in the win. Dougie Avellino added 15 points and 14 assists in the win.

Arlington was led by Austin Hawley, who scored 12 points, while DJ Jennings was held to 10 points in the loss.

Patriot girls top Mt. Mansfield

JERICHO -- The Mount Anthony Union High School girls basketball team continued its winning ways over the weekend, topping Mount Mansfield 77-39 in a girls/boys double-header at Mt. Mansfield.

Kate Goodell led the way for the Patriots, scoring 11 points while adding 14 rebounds and eight assists.


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Makayla Farrara and Madison Little led all scorers with 17 points each. Maddy Main added nine points and Kathryn Frasier added seven points and four rebounds. In total, 11 players scored for MAU in the win.

MMU was led by Kayla Carew with 10 points and Lexi Mousley with nine.

MAU led 34-15 at halftime, and outscored MMU 28-13 in the third quarter.

The Patriots move to 7-2 on the year.

Patriot boys fall

JERICHO -- In the second game of the Mount Anthony Union High Schoool-Mount Mansfield double-header, the Patriot boys fell 83-60.

"I felt that [the game] was a game where we 100 percent did not come ready to play," said MAU coach Dan Sleeman. "We just didn't get off the bus."

Tinga Adiang led all scorers with 17 points for MMU, while Kyle Adams added 14 points in the win.

Hao Guo led the Patriots with 12 points and was the only MAU player in double-figured. Damon Burgess added nine in the loss, while Alec Little and Evan Sparta both had eight points.

MAU trailed 42-28 at the half, but during the second quarter the Patriots did cut the deficit to 29-20 after trailing 23-9 after the first quarter.

"After the bad start, we dug down deep and did what we had to do to keep it close and give us a chance," Sleeman said. "But I thought there were some critical possessions at the end of the second where we could have very well had it in single digits."

MAU falls to 5-3 on the year, while MMU improves to 6-2.

BBA boys hockey wins

MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys hockey team picked up its second win of the season on Saturday as the Bulldogs topped Peoples Academy 7-3 at Riley Rink in Manchester.

Zdenek Sindelar led the charge for the Bulldogs, tallying three goals in the win. Jack Ams added two goals, Tommy Grabher scored his first varsity goal, and James Doherty also found the back of the net.

Maxx Ingison had two assists and Devin Straley had an assists himself in the win.

The line of Sindelar, Ams, and Ingison combined for seven points in the contest.

"It was a great win for us," said BBA coach Joe Ferrara. "We changed some lines a little bit which has seemed to pay dividends."

BBA outshot Peoples 40-18 in the contest.

Kevin Souls got the start in net for BBA, and registered 18 saves in the winning effort.

BBA moves to 2-8 with the win.

Bulldogs shutout U-32

MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy girls hockey team put on another stellar performance on Saturday at Riley Rink, topping U-32 4-0.

Three minutes into the contest, Jordan Harmon opened the scoring when she collected a rebound and found the back of the net. In the second, the Bulldogs scored two minutes in on a goal from Mary Leech, and five minutes later Aggie Bisselle scored her first of the day.

Bisselle would round out the scoring in the third period.

Bisselle also added two assists, while Leech and Megan Grabher each had one assists.

Kaylie Benson stopped 11 shots for the Bulldogs.

U-32 goalie Cheyenne Smith stopped 32 shots in the loss.

BBA moves to 9-1-1 with the win.

SVC men win on road

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Make it two wins in three days for the Southern Vermont College men's basketball team.

The Mountaineers hit the road on Saturday to play Lesley University at Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols, and the team returned home 82-63 winners.

Dolapo Olugbile led the way for Southern Vermont, posing a game-high 17 points on 3-of-4 shooting from beyond the arc. Rayshawn Taylor finished right behind Olugbile with 16 points, and Jordan Alston scored 13, including hitting his first four treys Alston took.

Trevonn Lewis led Lesley with 11 points, while Kris Bennett added 10.

The Mountaineers led 22-17 with 9:42 to play in the first half, but blew the game open by going on a 21-4 run over the next six minutes of play to take a 43-21 lead.

SVC set a season-high as a team on Saturday, hitting 13 three's. The team's previous high was seven against Williams College on the opening night of the season.

SVC moves to 9-4 and 3-1 in the New England Collegiate Conference, and the team returns to action on Tuesday at home against Daniel Webster (10-2, 3-1). Both teams are in a three-way tie for second in the NECC along with Becker.

SVC women defend home turf

BENNINGTON -- Trailing by two points at halftime against Wheelock College, the Southern Vermont College women's basketball team turned on the jets in the second half to win 79-66 on Saturday.

The Mountaineers outscored Wheelock 40-25 in the second half to secure the win.

Amber Flagg once again led the way for SVC, posting a game-high 21 points while adding six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Kala MacKenize had 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Sarah McDonald added 12 points and 11 points for the Mountaineers.

Wheelock was led by Michelle Woods, who posted 18 points and 11 boards.

Southern Vermont turned Wheelock's 24 turnovers in the game into 22 points, while the Mountaineers also added 21 second-chance points.

The Mountaineers move to 4-9 and 2-4 in New England Collegiate Conference play.

Weierbach 6th at Eastern States

LOCH SHELDRAKE, N.Y. -- Hoosick Falls Central School's Luis Weierbach finished sixth in the 120-pound weight class at the Eastern States Wrestling Classic on Saturday.

The tournament, which is one of the biggest tournaments in the area, started out with a bang as he won his first three matches 8-0, 4-0, and 4-1.

In the semifinals, Weierbach fell to Locust Valley's Nick Casella 3-1, and in the consolation semis Weierbach fell to East Islip's Jesse Dellavecchia 5-1 before falling to Shoreham-Wading River's James Szymanski 3-2 in the fifth-place match.

Winchester wins at Maple Hill Invitational

MAPLE HILL, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School wrestling team finished 10th out of 12 teams at the Maple Hill Invitational wrestling tournament over the weekend, but the Indians came home with an individual title and a runner-up spot.

At 220-pounds, Nate Winchester won in a 3-1 decision to take home the Indians' lone individual title, while at 195 Colton Dean finished in second after he was pinned in the finals.

Dartmouth Relays results

HANOVER, N.H. -- Participating in the Dartmouth Relays over the weekend, the Mount Anthony Union High School girls 4x200-meter relay team of Taylor Gruber, Raheemah Madany, Chelsea Corrow, and Leniesha Williams finished fourth overall in a time of 1:52.59 to score the only points on the day for the Patriots. Cambridge Latin won the race in 1:48.32.

Patriot Nordic teams take first, second

WOODSTOCK -- In a Friday afternoon Nordic ski race, the Mount Anthony Union High School finished first in the boys race and second in the girls' race.

The boys won with 20 points, while Woodstock was second with 30 and Rutland was third with 36.

Luke Keenan was the highest finisher for the MAU boys, and the first of three-straight finisher for the Patriots, finishing in third in a time of 15 minutes, 44 seconds. Rutland's Isaac Wright was first in 15:16, and Woodstock's Zane Fields was second in 15:17.

Will Buckley finished fourth in 16:14, Andy Barlow was fifth in 16:15, and Nick Altland was eighth to round out the top four in a time of 16:37.

"I pay attention to the grouping, and we had the four scorers within a minute of each other," said MAU coach Bruce Smith. "That is good."

In the girls' race, Abby Malmborg was the top finisher for MAU in fifth place, completing the course in 18:57. Rutland's Chloe Levins was first in 17:30.

The final three placers for MAU finished 12th-through-14th, going Allie Boudreau (20:33), Erica Hale (20:42) and Molly O'Callaghan (20:43).

MAU will race next on Jan. 20 in a skate race. The course will also be the State course for the skate race, giving the Patriots a taste of what to expect later in the season.

Hoosick Falls bowling third at invitational

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- On Friday, the Hoosick Falls Central School bowling team finished third at the Schenectady Invitational Bowling Tournament. Mohonasen finished first with a total pin count of 2,899. Amsterdam was second with 3,808, and Hoosick Falls was one pin behind with 3,807. 20 teams competed in the tournament.

Josh McCart bowled a high of 278 and a three-game total of 703 to lead the panthers. Jennifer Sargood had a 228 high and 666 total, which was her career high triple. Ken Marbot bowled a 223-649, Stephen Surdam bowled a 216-633, Kyla Day posted a 240-612, also a career-high triple, and A.J. Burlburt had a 184-544.

"This was another great team effort by everyone," said Hoosick Falls coach Bob Lang. "It is great to go down to the city and bowl well against a lot of the bigger schools in the area. It was a great experience for the entire team which will help out when we come back to these lanes [Boulevard Lanes], for Sectionals in February."

Panthers top Witches

GREENWICH, N.Y. -- A night after a hard-fought win over Hoosic Valley, the Hoosick Falls Central School boys basketball team traveled to Greenwich and came away 60-43 winners.

Andrew Hoag led the way for the Panthers, posting a game-high 21 points to pace the team in the win. Austin Pitt added 16 points, and Mark Hackett had 12.

Greenwich was led by Sean Estramonte with 13 points.

Hoosick Falls moves to 8-1, 7-0 in the Wasaren League with the win.

Mack Attack AAU sign-ups

ARLINGTON -- The Mack Attack AAU girls' basketball season will begin practicing on March 9, and sign-ups are ongoing.

The team provides participants with an opportunity to improve basketball skills and knowledge through a challenging level of play. Girls ages 8-17 who are interested in participating should contact coach Kerry Csizmesia at kerrycsizmesia@yahoo.com or call 860-326-5024. Information about the season, including tournament dates, costs, and registration forms can be found at www.mackattackaau.org. Girls can register ahead of March 9 or meet with coach Csizmesia at the first practice.