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BRATTLEBORO -- The Mount Anthony Union High School boys basketball battled back from a double digit halftime deficit to tie the game against Brattleboro late in the fourth quarter on Friday, but the Colonels were able to pull away late for a 77-64 win.
"We got beat tonight but we made a game out of it. It was like a playoff atmosphere," said MAU coach Dan Sleeman.
MAU found itself down 18-5 after the first quarter, and 39-27 at the break. But the Patriots outscored the Colonels 16-11 in the third to cut the deficit to 50-43, and tied the game at 56-56 with three minutes to go.
But some empty possessions by MAU allowed Brattleboro to gain the lead back, and the Colonels extended the advantage at the free throw line as MAU tried to slow down the clock.
MAU was led by Hao Guo with 15 points, while Tyler Champagne and Sean Brundage both had 11 for MAU.
The Patriots fall to 8-5 while Brattleboro improves to 8-5. MAU returns to action on Monday at Burr and Burton Academy
Panthers top Indians
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- In what was a closer-than-expected contest, the Hoosick Falls Central School girls basketball team topped Cambridge Central School 40-28 on Friday night.
Kelly Pine led the Panthers with 14 points in the win, while Chelsea Stevens added 11 for Hoosick Falls.
Lilly Snyder led Cambridge with 9 points, while Sarah Cuddihy added six points.
Eagles fall on road
CHESTER -- The Arlington Memorial High School boys basketball team fell to 0-11 on Friday in a 54-47 loss to Green Mountain.
Austin Hawley led the Eagles with 19 points in the loss, while Nathan Mattison had 12, including 10 in the fourth, and Jared Lacoste had 8.
Kyle Kemp had 23 points for Green Mountain, while Cooper McCoy led all scorers with 24 for Green Mountain.
Youth nights at MAU
The Mount Anthony Union High School Athletic Department is once again sponsoring a pair of Youth Basketball Nights for the boys and girls area youth basketball players.
Boys youth night will be on Monday, Feb. 10, when the Patriot JV and varsity boys basketball teams host Burr and Burton with JV action starting at 6, and varsity at 7:30 p.m.
All boys playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.
Girls youth night will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, when the MAU JV and varsity girls basketball teams play host to Rutland. JV action starts at 5:30, followed by the varsity at 7:00.
All girls playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.
At the halftime of each junior varsity game there will be a 10-minute exhibition game featuring two MAYAA teams.
A drawing for a basketball signed by the varsity team will be held after the exhibition game for the MAYAA participants in attendance.
BENNINGTON -- Mt. Anthony Lacrosse Association will hold 2014 spring registration on February 25 and 26 at the Bennington Rec Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for boys and girls grades K thru 8.
Scholarships and equipment are available. The season starts April 1.
For more information you can visit www.malavt.com or contact Barbara Morrissey at 802 442 6777 (evenings).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-326-5024. Information about the season can be found at www.mackattackaau.org.
Girls can register ahead of March 9 or meet with coach Csizmesia at the first practice.
Storm head coach search
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm semi-pro football team is searching for a new head coach for the 2014 season. If interested, call the Storm hotline at 802-681-9085.