MANCHESTER >> The third time was the charm for the Burr and Burton Academy boys basketball team as they were finally able to defeat their rival Brattleboro, to advance to the quarterfinals of the Division I playoff tournament.
Down by 10 going into the fourth quarter, the No.8 seeded Bulldogs outscored the No. 9 seed Brattleboro 21-6 to earn a 53-48 victory.
Leading the way for BBA was junior Carter Vickers, who scored a game-high 19 points to help the Bulldogs to advance.
Junior Griff Stalcup was also in double-digits on the night for the Bulldogs, scoring 12 points to help BBA get the win.
With the win, BBA improved to 12-9 on the season and will play the winner of Burlington/North Country in the quarterfinals on Friday at 7 p.m.
Second-half woes hurt Arlington in loss to Proctor
ARLINGTON >> The Arlington Memorial High School girls basketball team lost their regular season finale on Tuesday night to Proctor.
Down only by six at halftime, the Eagles could not keep up with Proctor, getting outscored 29-12 in the second half and went on to a 50-27 defeat.
Junior Riley Lane was Arlington's leading scorer on the night with a team-high 7 points.
Arlington drops to 7-12 and finishes the regular season at West Rutland on Friday.
Hoosick Falls advances to quarterfinals
MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls Central School boys basketball team defeated Wasaren League rival Mechanicville on Tuesday night to advance to quarterfinals of the Section II, Class B tournament.
Tied at 33 going into the fourth quarter, the No.9 seeded Panthers outscored No. 8 Mechanicville by eight to go on to a 56-48 victory.
Leading the way for Hoosick Falls was senior Alex Mendez, who was hot from three-point range all night, knocking down a game-high four triples for a game-high 20 points to help the Panthers advance.
Hoosick Falls had two others in double figures on the night in seniors Connor McCart, with 19 and Remington Hickey, who added 13.
With the win Hoosick Falls improves to 14-7 on the season and will play No. 1 seed Mekeel Christian Academy in the quarterfinals on Friday at 8 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College.
SVC has losing streak extended to five
CHICOPEE, MASS. >> The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team visited Elms College on Tuesday night, falling 90-76 in New England Collegiate Conference action at Picknelly Arena.
The Mountaineers trailed 40-30 at halftime and were down eight with three minutes to go in the fourth quarter. Elms was then able to connect on its free throws in the final minutes, extending its lead for the final tally.
Turquoia Johnson had a career-high 27 points in the loss for the Mountaineers. Amber Flagg was also in double figures, scoring 19 points in the loss.
With the loss, SVC moves to 11-13 on the year and 8-9 in league action with one regular season game left to go. The Mountaineers have a chance to clinch a postseason berth before they return to action as a Becker College loss to Daniel Webster College on Thursday would clinch the playoff spot for Southern Vermont. SVC concludes the regular season schedule on Saturday, hosting top-standing Regis College for a 1 p.m. tip-off in conjunction with Southern Vermont's Senior Day.
Nordic ski race moved from Prospect
BENNINGTON >> Thursday's scheduled high school Nordic ski classical race at Prospect Mountain in Woodford has been moved to Rikert Touring Center in Middlebury with a 1:00 p.m start.
VPA sets prices for tourney game
BENNINGTON >> The Vermont Principals Association has set its ticket prices for all playdown and quarterfinal rounds in this years state championship games in both basketball and hockey games.
Admission for adults will be $6 and students and senior citizens will be $5. Season passes and faculty/staff passes can not be used at VPA Tournament games as well.
Bennington Little League sign-ups
BENNINGTON >> The Bennington Little League will hold registration for this coming season today and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bennington Firehouse on River Street.
Children ages 5-9 by August 30th, or 10-12 by April 30th, who wish to play this season must register.
This registration is for the entire Bennington School District area.
Even returning players need to register. Birth certificates (Xerox copies, no originals necessary) are required at time of registration.
Check out benningtonlittleleague.com for more information and download the registration form.
The cost is $75 per player with a maximum of $100 per family. This year's fundraiser is included in the cost as well.