Big first quarter propels MAU to 5-0 record
RUTLAND — The Mount Anthony boys basketball team scored 36 points in the first quarter en route to a 94-72 win over Spaulding in the second round of the North-South Challenge.
Tyler Champagne and Jonas Parker led the 5-0 Patriots with 28 points each, while Damon Burgess added 19 points and six assists.
Champagne filled the rest of the stat sheet as well, with five rebounds and six assists. Parker grabbed 11 rebounds to go with 28, giving the senior a double-double.
Matt Allen had 31 to lead Spaulding.
Mount Anthony travels to Mill River for a 7 p.m. tip on Wednesday.
Patriots get past Tide
RUTLAND >> The Mount Anthony girls basketball team took the lead early against Spaulding and carried it through the game in a 56-48 victory on Saturday in the second round of the North-South Challenge.
Madison Little led the way with a 24-point effort and Michalia Glanovsky added 10 for the Patriots.
Jordyn Burke had 10 rebounds off the bench and Brianna Legacy had seven rebounds and five assists.
Spaulding was led by Reilly Flye's 18-point night.
Mount Anthony is 3-2 and is off until after Christmas when they host Champlain Valley on December 28 at Kates Gym.
Patriots cruise at McCormack tournament
BERLIN, CONN. >> Six Mount Anthony wrestlers won their weight classes as the Patriots topped the field at the C.J. McCormack tournament in Connecticut on Saturday.
Champions were Dylan Ross at 99 pounds, Ashdin Schaefer at 113, Calvin Call at 120, Keenan Taylor at 126, Tyler Raetz at 138 and Calvin Hayford.
Tyson Sauer (106) and Dakota King (195) each reached the final, but lost. Sauer fell in his final 11-5 and King lost his 6-4.
Wrestling back for third included Gage McLaughlin (132 pounds), Chris Meyer at 145, Austin Condo at 152, Tyler Burgess at 160 and Sebastian Rocher at 220.
"We came out a little flat from Friday, we purposely schedule the quick turnaround," said MAU coach Scott Legacy. "We did have a strong showing in the wrestlebacks, I'm proud of them and how we came back."
The six champions combined to go 16-0 with eight pins and two technical falls. Raetz was also named as the most outstanding wrestler (MOW).
"Tyler had an exciting match in the final against Ryan Luth from Foran, he was fourth in New England at 120 pounds last year," Legacy said. "He's been beating New England guys over the past year and the sky's the limit."
Call won his matches by major decision and decision at 120 pounds.
"Calvin got head butted in his first match and kept his focus in the semi and the final. He's been making weight at 120 and is going to 126. He's been gracious enough to let me use him where I thought best for the team," Legacy said.
At 113, Schaefer won his final over Foran's Gino Esposito, 6-0, avenging one of his five losses from last season. Calvin Hayford was 3-0 with a pair of pins at 285.
"He let New England know where he's at," Legacy said. He topped Luke Edmundston from Foran, 3-2, in the final after an ultimate tiebreaker.
Legacy said he was pleased with his wrestlers coming back for third, with a couple of them beating opponents in the third place match they had lost too in the championship rounds.
"Chris Meyer learned from his mistakes and Gage [McLaughlin] lost in the semifinal by one and came back. Sebastian and Tyler came back and we got a bunch of points for those coming back."
MAU hosts St. Johnsbury at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Hot-shooting Eagles cruise past Poultney
POULTNEY >> The Arlington boys basketball team had the hot hand from beyond the arc and at the free throw line as the Eagles topped Poultney, 75-46, on Saturday.
Arlington made 10 3-pointers on the afternoon and 15-of-18 from the line.
Three Eagles reached double figures, including Nathan Mattison's game-high 18. Jack Lane had the most prolific game of his career, scoring 15 points on 4-of-5 from 3-point range. Jared Lacoste added 14.
Austin Hawley only had five points, but coach Chris Taft praised the captain on his defensive play.
"He did a nice job on defense and those things don't always show up in a box score," said Taft, whose team is 3-1 on the year and hosts Long Trail today.
BBA finishes off come back against Stowe
STOWE >> The Burr and Burton Academy boys hockey team trailed 3-0 at the start of the second period, but roared back with four scorers of its own in the 15 minutes, leading to a 5-3 win on Saturday.
Jack Ams scored twice to spearhead the comeback for the 2-2 Bulldogs. Sam Cottrell and Trey Lang each had a goal and an assist, while Maxx Ingison had a goal as well.
Stowe took a 3-0 lead with Jackson Felis scoring twice and Chad Haggerty also scoring. Dylan Whitaker had 27 saves for Stowe, who dropped its first game of the season.
Sophomore Jeremy Fleming stopped 10 shots in the victory.
BBA girls drop to Knights
SOUTH BURLINGTON >> The Burr and Burton Academy girls hockey team fell to Rice, 4-1, on Saturday at Cairns Arena.
Michaela Forgione scored twice to lead Rice (2-3). Clare Sheahan and Anisa Tarrant added the other two scores.
Aggie Bisselle scored the Bulldogs' lone goal to add to her team-leading total, while Molly Dingley stopped 24 shots.
BBA is 1-4 on the season.
Panthers compete at Ravena duals
SELKIRK, N.Y. >> Three Panthers went undefeated during the Hoosick Falls wrestling team's meet at Ravena on Saturday.
Gabe Fisher at 106 pounds, Nolan Foster at 120 and Jake Pine at 220 all went 5-0 on the day as the team went 1-4 in its team competition.
"We only brought nine guys, I sent some of the [younger] guys to a JV tournament," said Hoosick Falls coach Landon Nelson.
Fisher, who has only lost once in varsity competition this season, beat Ravena's Brandon Mogul, a fourth-place finisher in the small school meet last season, in the final match 8-3.
Foster rolled through his bracket and Pine had a perfect day at 220 pounds.
Matt LaPorte at 99 and Alex Hull at 285 pounds only lost once on the day, going 4-1 and 3-1, respectively. LaPorte lost 4-3 to Valley Central's Matt Romano, one of the top wrestler at 99 pounds in the large school division.
Hull fell to another large-school wrestler, Mike Larm, of Brewster.
Bryan Thomas (3-2 at 195), Logan Brogue (3-2 at 138/145), Sam Richard (1-4) and Logan Powers (1-4) rounded out the Hoosick competitors.
"This was a tough tournament with a lot of good teams," Nelson said.
The Panthers will travel to the Berkshire Holiday tournament on Dec. 28.
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