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<B>Southern Vermont College center Blair Manners goes up for a layup against Wheelock on Thursday. SVC won the contest 101-75, and Manners posted a double-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds in the win. (Geoff Smith) </B>

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

BENNINGTON -- Two days after a come-from-behind win over Daniel Webster College, the Southern Vermont College men’s basketball team rolled past Wheelock 101-75 on Thursday at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

DeShawn Hamlet led the way, scoring 28 points and pulling down 14 rebounds in 21 minutes. Rayshawn Taylor added 18 points, while Blair Manners posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards.

Wheelock was led by Anthony Williams, who scored 22 points, and Derek Fournier who scored 15.

"It was nice to get everyone in the game," said SVC coach Dan Engelstad. "There were times when we played in really good spurts. But that effort tonight won’t win us a championship. We turned the ball over 28 times. We have talent, but if we do that and are sloppy we aren’t going to be as good as we could be."

SVC led 48-32 at halftime.

The Mountaineers move to 11-4 with the win, and 5-1 in New England Collegiate Conference play. Wheelock falls to 0-12, 0-5. SVC returns to action on Saturday on the road at Regis College.

Bulldogs top Red Raiders

RUTLAND -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys basketball team proved they can win the tight games as much as the routs, topping Rutland on the road, 45-42, on Thursday night.

Joey Shehadi once again led the Bulldogs, scoring 19 points while hauling in 8 rebounds. Conor Harrington also stuffed the stat sheet, scoring nine points while pulling down eight rebounds and adding five blocks in the win.


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"[The win] feels great because we are coming into the toughest part of our schedule," said BBA coach Dave Shehadi. "I think our kids answered the challenge to a man. We competed hard and are very pleased."

Pat O’Rourke had 15 points for Rutland in the loss.

BBA moves to 9-0 with the win, while Rutland falls to 5-5.

Patriots win in Mass.

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass -- Twelve of the 14 wins for Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team came by fall against West Springfield, Mass. on Thursday night in a 77-0 win.

Pins came from Calvin Call at 106 pounds, Troy Gassaway (120), Rachel Hale (126), Dylan LaFountain (132), Bailey Willard (138), Darren Ruiz-Sauer (145), Noble Shaler (152), Jacob Woodside (160), Damon Young (170), Tyler Mattison (195) and Jesse Webb (285).

Austin Price won a 3-1 decision over Nimat Umorouv at 182, and Jack Luciano won 3-1 in overtime against Mark Couture in the 220-pound match. Tyler Raetz won by forfeit at 113.

Webb’s win was the 188th of his career.

"There were many physical matches tonight," said MAU coach Scott Legacy. "The score is deceiving to some of the intensity of the bouts."

The Patriots return to the mat on Saturday at the Conklin Duals in Nanuet, N.Y.

BBA girls fall

MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy girls basketball team fell to Fair Haven 44-29 on Thursday night.

Fair Haven’s Bethany Lanfear led the way for the Slaters, scoring 15 points, all threes, to pace the team in scoring. Kylie Eagan added 10 points in the win.

Burr and Burton as led by Deidre Walsh, who scored 14 points for the Bulldogs. Hannah Nicholson added seven and Brianna Brockett had five.

Burr and Burton falls to 3-6, while Fair Haven improves to 7-1.

MAU girls eke past O.V.

BRANDON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School girls basketball team used a 17-point effort from leading scorer Makayla Farrara to squeak past a game Otter Valley squad, 64-63, in overtime on Thursday night.

Mount Anthony improves to 9-2 on the season.

Amy Jones scored 17 points to lead the Division II Otters, who drop to 3-5.

Mountaineers fall on road

WESTON, Mass. -- The Southern Vermont College women’s basketball team fell to Regis 61-33 on Thursday night at Regis.

The Pride were led by Janaya Bradley who had 13 points and seven rebounds in the win, while Emilee Marro added 10 points and five rebounds.

For Southern Vermont, Sarah McDonald posted a game-high 13 points while pulling down seven rebounds, and Kala MacKenzie added 10 rebounds. Amber Flagg had 11 points in the losing effort.

SVC falls to 4-11, 2-6 in the New England Collegiate Conference, while Regis improves to 11-4, 8-0.

HFCS bowling

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School bowling team topped Granville 4-0 on Thursday to move to 10-0-1 on the year The team has a point record of 42-2.

Hoosick Falls totaled 3,493 pins while Granville had 2,060.

Ken Marbot led the way for Hoosick Falls, bowling a game-high of 245 and a three-game total of 658. Josh McCart bowled a 266-654, Kyla Day had a 202-563, Stephen Surdam had a 197-556, Jennifer Sargood had a 225-546 and A.J. Hurlburt had a 184-509. Granville was led by Cole McCullen with a 172-450.

"We had another good match with some nice games rolled by both Varsity and JV bowlers," said HFCS coach Bob Lang. "They have become very consistent bowlers by getting a lot of strikes and making the most of their spares."

MAU youth wrestling

BENNINGTON -- Wrestling sign-ups are still taking place for youth wrestlers in the area.

For those interested, contact Wayne Call at 802-952-8932.

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.