WEST RUTLAND >> The Arlington Memorial boys basketball team came back from a 16 point deficit to beat West Rutland, for their 13th win of the season.

Down 22-6 with 4:40 to go in the second quarter, the Eagles went on a 13-2 run to end the quarter and went into halftime only down 24-19.

In the third quarter, Arlington continued their strong play from the end of the first half, outscoring West Rutland 15-5 to gain a 34-29 lead going into the fourth quarter.

The Eagles were then able to hold on to their lead in the fourth quarter and went on to beat West Rutland by a final score of 55-47.

Senior Nathan Mattison led the way for the Eagles in their comeback victory, scoring a game-high 24 points in the win.

Mattison scored nine of his 24 points in the second quarter to help spark the Eagles' comeback run. He also was nine for nine from the freethrow line, too.

Sophomore Keyshanw King continued his strong play for Arlington on the court this season Thursday night as well, scoring 12 points in the Eagles win.

With the win Arlington improves to 13-4 on the season.

The Eagles will look to get win number 14 on Saturday when they host Rochester at 2:30 p.m.

BBA girls basketball loses close one to Rutland

RUTLAND >> The Burr and Burton Academy girls basketball team had another game this week go down to the wire and again unforunately could not come out of the game with a victory.


The Bulldogs lost to Rutland on Thursday night, 42-38, dropping them to 5-12 on the season.

Senior Hannah Nicholson had a great night on the court for BBA, scoring a team-high 19 points in the loss.

With the loss to Rutland, BBA now has a five game losing streak.

The Bulldogs will try to end their losing streak next Thursday when they host Brattleboro at 7 p.m.

Basketball Challenge in Arlington

ARLINGTON >> It will be a fun night of basketball in Arlington as alumni battle current varsity players, while faculty and staff battle each other during this year's Basketball Challenge on Friday, March 4, from 6-8 p.m., at the Arlington Memorial High School gymnasium.

Hosted by the Arlington athletic department, the night will also include a basketball game featuring the surrounding area Special Olympic athletes and Arlington varsity players.

Tickets are $3 for adults, $1 for students and $10 for an entire family.

All proceeds benefit the fund to purchase a new scoreboard for the Arlington Rec Park soccer field.

Arlington Athletic Director Ashley Hoyt will be overseeing the event.

"Everyone always looks forward to this night, because the alumni return and the students love to cheer for their favorite teachers," said Arlington athletic director Ashley Hoyt. "We need to raise $4,000 to purchase the scoreboard, and it will be fun to do it as a community."

For more information or to make a donation to the fund, contact Hoyt at hoytas@vbvsu.org or 375-2589, ext. 137.

Arlington AAU gilrs basketball

ARLINGTON >> The Mack Attack AAU Girls Basketball season will begin Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m., with a registration and information meeting for players and their families.

Practices will begin that week with home tournament weekends scheduled to start during the first weekend of April.

Mack Attack will also participate in the Vermont AAU Tournament in Burlington, May 7-8. Practices will be coached by Mack Attack Coordinator Ashley Hoyt, a former UVM Division I Basketball player and the current Athletic Director at Arlington Memorial High School.

For more information on how to register, contact Hoyt at 802-345-1951 or hoytas@bvsu.org. You can view the Mack Attack website at www.mackattackgirlsaau.org.