RUTLAND — Leading by four after the first quarter, Mount Anthony outscored Essex by 30 over the last three in a 71-37 victory in the opening round of the North-South Challenge at Rutland on Saturday.
The Patriots went on a 20-0 run through most of the second quarter, rolling to a 37-12 lead at halftime.
Jonas Parker led the way with 14 points and six rebounds, while Tyler Champagne flirted with a triple-double — 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Damon Burgess and Hunter Davis each were in double figures, Davis with 11 and Burgess with 10.
Josh Parker and Pat Powers added six point apiece and Parker chipped in four steals as well.
MAU returns home on Tuesday to face Monument Mountain at Kates Gym.
Patriots drop Challenge opener
RUTLAND >> The Mount Anthony girls basketball team fell to Essex, 49-33, on Saturday at the North-South Challenge in Rutland.
Taylor Truex and Olivia Duncan led the way for the Hornets, while Kathryn Frasier topped Mount Anthony with 10 points. Brianna Legacy added eight for MAU, who drop to 1-2 and travel to Monument Mountain on Tuesday.
MAU wrestling sweeps General Brown Duals
DEXTER, N.Y. >> The Mount Anthony wrestling team won the General Brown Duals, facing teams from central and northern New York.
MAU went 5-0 with wins over Ogdensburg (67-12), Hannibal (66-12), Baldwinsville (50-16) and Camden (55-23) before the final match against the host Lions, the defending dual champions in Section III.
In the final, MAU took a 18-0 lead with pins from Dylan Ross at 99 pounds and Ashdin Schaefer at 113 sandwiching a forfeit win from Tyson Sauer.
After Keenan Taylor was pinned, Calvin Call racked up a 20-5 tech fall. The teams split wins and losses in the next four matches, with Gage McLaughlin and Chris Mayer losing by pin and Tyler Raetz and Austin Condo won by pin and decision, respectively, to give MAU a 32-18 lead.
"Tyler Raetz is so much better on his feet this year and he wrestled to score points, which was fun to watch," said MAU coach Scott Legacy.
Tyler Burgess won by decision at 160 to make it 35-18 before AJ Wright (170) and Colin Crowley (182) lost by fall to pull the Lions back to 35-30.
"Tyler is a totally different wrestler and has made a big adjustment moving up three weight classes [this season]," Legacy said.
Dakota King extended MAU's lead to 38-30 with an 8-6 overtime victory with two weight classes left. Sebastian Rocher fell by major decision at 220 and Calvin Hayford lost 7-0 at 285, but with both avoiding pins, Mount Anthony won 38-37.
"Dakota had a giant day and came up huge in the finals in a pressure situation," Legacy said. "Calvin Hayford wrestled extremely well and very composed to have a solid day."
Raetz was named as the most outstanding wrestler (MOW) for the Patriots.
Six Patriots were perfect on the day, including Ross, Sauer, Schaefer, Raetz, Burgess and King. Call and Hayford were 4-1.
"The light weights really had a good day," Legacy said. "Dylan and Ashdin looked particularly good and Calvin Call was also impressive."
According to Legacy, the five dual meet wins give MAU 108 straight since 2011.
MAU hosts Noble, Maine, in its home opener on Friday at 7:15 p.m.
SVC scores third straight Tri-State championship
TROY, N.Y. >> The Southern Vermont College men's basketball team won its third straight Tri-state Shootout Tournament Sunday afternoon, defeating the RPI Engineers, 68-59, in the championship contest at East Campus Arena.
SVC extends its winning streak to six games as the Mountaineers improve to 7-2 on the year.
Mountaineer senior DeShawn Hamlet led all players with 19 points while adding six rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks. Junior Nate Goldsmith followed with 10 points in 15 minutes off the SVC bench, and senior Casey Hall tallied nine points, six rebounds and four steals. Hall also notched a pair of blocks, giving him 96 for his Southern Vermont career, to become the program's all-time leader in the category.
The Mountaineers took a sizable lead into the final few minutes, but RPI fought back to cut the lead to five before SVC pulled away for its third straight Tri-State title.
On Saturday, in the opening round, SVC cruised to a 106-44 win over MCLA.
William Bromirski led the Mountaineers with a career-best 27 on a 4-for-8 performance from beyond the arc. Senior DeShawn Hamlet had his first double-double of the year with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Rayshawn Taylor and Davante Jordan each had 13 off the bench, while Nate Goldsmith had 10 points and eight rebounds.
SVC shot nearly 50 percent from the field and the defense forced 26 Trailblazers turnovers.
The Mountaineers made their way past the 100-point mark for the third time this year with 2:38 left. SVC is now averaging more than 80 points per game this season.
Southern Vermont resumes action on Monday, December 21 with a 5:30 p.m. tip-off at Bates College to wrap up the fall semester.
Hilltoppers get past BBA
ST. JOHNSBURY >> The Burr and Burton Academy girls basketball team was outscored 15-2 in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 45-27 loss to St. Johnsbury.
The Hilltoppers were led by Kayla Matte's 18 points, while Hannah Nicholson was the top scorer for BBA with 10 points.
BBA drops to 2-3 and faces Fair Haven on Saturday.
BBA girls drop to Wasps
WOODSTOCK >> Woodstock's Sadie Kuhn had a hat trick as the Wasps skated past Burr and Burton Academy, 5-3, on Saturday, in girls hockey. Kuhn scored twice in the first period and once in the second.
BBA's Aggie Bisselle continued her terrific season with all three Bulldog goals, one in the second period and two in the third.
BBA travels to Rice on Saturday.
U-32 rushes past BBA
MONTPELIER >> The U-32 Raiders cruised past the Burr and Burton Academy boys hockey team on Saturday, winning 6-1.
The Raiders, who scored four goals in the opening five minutes got a pair of goals from Conor Barrett and Nick Grace in the win. Barrett also had three assists.
BBA's goal came from Maxx Ingison. The Bulldogs travel to Brattleboro on Wednesday.
Eagles top Rochester
ROCHESTER >> The Arlington boys basketball team beat Rochester, 66-52, on Saturday afternoon.
Austin Hawley and Nathan Mattison each scored 15 points a piece to lead the 2-1 Eagles. Jared Lacoste was also in double digits with 11 points.
Rochester freshman Troy Walker scored a game-high 31 in the loss. Ben Wardwell added 14.
Arlington will travel to Poultney on Saturday.
Whitchester gets past Arlington
ROCHESTER >> Whitchester's Phoebe Parrish scored 26 points, including her 1,000th career point, in their win over Arlington, 56-28, on Saturday.
Lindsey LaPerle added 21 for Whitchester, who improve to 2-1.
Riley Lane led the Eagles (1-3) with nine points.
Marauders swim at Super Splash
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. >> The Bennington Marauders were busy this past weekend at Union College. 23 swimmers competed at the December Super Splash. Placing the top 8 for the Marauders were: Paige Marion: 8th-50 Free, 8th-200 IM, 5th-200 Free, 8th-100 Free; Emily Tibbetts: 2nd-25 Free, 4th-25 Fly, 3rd-50 Free, 5th-25 Back; Phebe Hall: 4th-100 Breast; Anthony Mazzola: 6th-100 Breast; Elyse Altland: 1st-50 Free, 2nd-100 IM, 2nd-50 Breast, 3rd-100 Free.