LEWISTON, MAINE — The Southern Vermont College men's basketball team extended its winning streak to seven straight games, with a win against Bates on Monday night, 67-63.
The Mountaineers had a one-point lead going into halftime and were up six in the second half, but found themselves trailing Bates by three with less than three minutes remaining. That's where Nate Goldsmith took over for SVC.
The junior hit a three-pointer to tie the game and then hit a layup to give SVC a 63-61 lead with two minutes to go in the game. Goldsmith had a team-high 17 points, while sophomore Daemond Carter had 12 points. Senior Jeff Green came off the bench to score six of his eight points in the second half to help the Mountaineers end the year on a winning note.
SVC's win over Bates will mark the last game they play in the 2015, as the Mountaineers' next game will not be until January 4, when they go on the road to take on Middlebury at 6 p.m.
BBA improves to 5-2 on the season
VERGENNES >> The Burr and Burton Academy boys basketball team improved to 5-2 on the year, with a 57-47 win against Vergennes on Monday night.
Junior Carter Vickers led the way again for the Bulldogs, scoring a team-high 14 points and also grabbed nine rebounds on the boards to help lead BBA to victory.
On defense, Tyriq Williams was a ball-hawk on the perimeter, recording a team-high seven steals. He also had good game at the point guard spot for the Bulldogs, scoring nine points and dishing out three assists in the BBA win.
Dylan Little added 10 points to the Bulldogs win as well, while his brother Bryce had a double-double, scoring 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds.
BBA's next game will be two weeks from now, when they host Fair Haven at 7 p.m. on January 5.
Arlington rolls past Lions
ARLINGTON >> Riley Lane scored a game-high 22 points as the Arlington girls basketball team topped Long Trail, 45-25, on Monday.
Xandria Hoyt added six for Arlington, who was tied early in the third quarter before pulling away.
Arlington is 3-4 and hosts Poultney on Monday.
Mount Anthony Nordic Ski team donation drive
BENNINGTON >> The Mount Anthony Union High School Nordic Ski Team is raising money to cover the cost of equipment and ski wax for the 2015-2016 ski season.
Team members will pick up your Christmas tree on Saturday, January 9 between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The team is able to pick up trees in North Bennington, Bennington, Shaftsbury, and Pownal.
There is a suggested donation of $5 to $10 for this service. Donations can be attached to the tree in an envelope. The Career Development Center will chip the trees for mulch.
To schedule a pick-up, call the Boudreaus at 802-379-3312 or email: email@example.com.