WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. — The Mount Anthony girls basketball team was outscored by eight in the fourth quarter of a 69-62 loss to Mount Greylock on Saturday.
MAU led 45-44 after three quarters, but the Spartans won the fourth quarter, 25-17 to take the victory.
Maddy Little led Mount Anthony with 17 points, followed closely by Brianna Legacy and Kathryn Frasier with 15 apiece.
For Mount Greylock, Jenna Benzinger led all scorers with 22, while Lauren Howard had 17 and Ari Walden with 15.
MAU is 8-10 and hosts BBA tonight at 7 p.m.
BBA routs St. J on ice
MANCHESTER >> Jack Ams netted a hat trick for the Burr and Burton Academy boys hockey team to help the Bulldogs to a win over St. Johnsbury.
Trey Lang added two goals for BBA (11-8), while Garrett Delaney, Jay McCoy and Sam Cottrell each scored once. Jeremy Fleming made 23 saves to earn the win.
BBA finishes the regular season on Wednesday against Hartford at Riley Rink.
Wheelock edges SVC
BOSTON, MASS. >> A hard-fought game came down to the final minutes Saturday afternoon as the Southern Vermont College women's basketball team was edged 81-75 by Wheelock College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action at Winsor Court.
The contest was tied 40-40 at halftime before both teams added 20 more points in the third quarter. With the score knotted at 71-71 with 2:58 to play, the hosting Wildcats pulled ahead and maintained their separation from the free throw line to close out the season sweep of the Mountaineers.
Senior captain Amber Flagg led SVC with 24 points, tying her season-high of eight assists in the effort. Classmate Shaniquewa Barnes notched 14 points and six rebounds while sophomore Chloe Longe had 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Senior Turquoia Johnson came off the bench to score 12 points and pull down a game-best 11 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season.
Southern Vermont falls to 11-12 on the year with the loss, dropping below .500 for the first time this season; SVC is now 8-8 in NECC play with two games left to play. The Mountaineers next head to Elms College on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. league tip-off.
SVC men clinch NECC title
BOSTON, MASS. >> The game was never in doubt Saturday afternoon as Southern Vermont College went into Winsor Court and defeated Wheelock College 107-58 to capture the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) regular season championship for the second straight year.
A strong 26-3 Mountaineer run through the midpoint of the first half, highlighted by six baskets from beyond the arc, gave SVC a comfortable 57-22 lead at halftime. Southern Vermont continued to connect through the final 20 minutes, setting a season-high in points while breaking the 100 mark for the sixth time of the year.
Saturday's victory also secures the No. 1 seed for Southern Vermont in the upcoming NECC postseason, allowing SVC to host the semifinal and championship rounds of the playoff tournament for the second straight year.
The Mountaineers hit on 14 of their three-point attempts of the afternoon, setting a modern-day team record for the most made treys in a contest (since 2010-11). The visitors were led by senior DeShawn Hamlet, who tallied 24 points on the day, going 3-for-4 from long range. Davante Jordan followed with 13 points in 14 minutes of reserve time, swiping the ball four times for a game-high in the steals column; he went a perfect 3-for-3 from downtown on the day.
Casey Hall snagged a game and season-best 12 rebounds, scoring 12 points for his second double-double of the year while adding three steals and two assists to his line. Daemond Carter had another 12 points, five rebounds and three assists, and Rayshawn Taylor added 10 points and a pair of boards off the bench.
SVC improves to 20-3 overall with its 12th straight win, staying perfect in NECC play (14-0) with the season sweep of Wheelock. The Mountaineers have two more regular season games to go, first hosting Elms College on Thursday night for a 7 p.m. tip-off.