Bulldogs hold off Lyndon in final seconds

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HINESBURG — Lyndon missed two shots in the final seconds as the Burr and Burton boys basketball team won its opener, 51-50, in the opening round of the Kevin Riell Tournament at CVU.

BBA trailed 15-6 after the first quarter, but came back with a 19-5 second quarter to take a five-point lead into halftime.

The Bulldogs were up by three heading into the final quarter, but the Vikings pulled within one with under a minute to go.

Jake Nicholson led the Bulldogs with 15, while Bryce Little added 13. In his first varsity start, Tommy Baker chipped in with eight points and had a good game on the defensive end.

BBA will play CVU in the championship game today at 3:30 p.m.

Cambridge girls stay perfect with rout

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Phillips twins combined for 32 points in a 79-16 rout over Berlin on Friday night.

Sophie Phillips had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while her sister, Lilly, had 13.

Bridey Nolan and Brecke Gifford each chipped in with nine points, while Helen Mooney and Hailey Herrington had eight each.

Cambridge is 5-0 on the year and host Hoosick Falls on Wednesday.

Big second half propels Panthers

GREENWICH, N.Y. — Tied at 31-31 at the half, the Hoosick Falls boys outscored Greenwich by 21 in the second half en route to a 70-49 win on Friday night.

Four players ended up in double figures for Hoosick Falls, including Evan McCart with 19 to lead the way in his first game of the year.

Jon Kempf had 18 on the strength of four 3-pointers, while Guy Milliman added 13 and Max Kipp chipped in with 12.

Hoosick is 2-1 overall.

Panthers take three points

SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls bowling team won 3 out of 4 points Thursday as they took on Hoosic Valley on the road.

The Panthers finished with 3,445 pins to Hoosic Valley's 3,231.

A.J. Hurlburt 259-635 was the top bowler for Hoosick Falls while Valley's Blake Wiegert 246-636 was high for the match.

Other top scores for Hoosick Falls included Owynn Arnold 224-617, Evan Webster 234-589, Meg Backes 223-588, Ziena Hurlburt 232-584, James Hynd 213-579, Colin Cipperly 211-579, Colin King 222-568, Erin McCart 211-565, Lilli Williams 197, Cassandra Hynd 189, Patrick Smith 188 and Kendra Marshall 170. Jared Martin 205-562, Emily Cumo 197-541 and Leigha Henkel also bowled well for Hoosic Valley.

Hoosick Falls will enter next week with a point record of 23-5 as they prepare to host northern rival Fort Edward on Tuesday and Granville on Thursday.

BBA grad Nicholson earns weekly honor



WALTHAM, Mass. - Women's basketball sophomore Hannah Nicholson has been named the December 13 Brandeis Athlete of the Week, presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group.

Nicholson led the Judges to a 2-0 week last week by averaging 15.5 points and six rebounds per game while shooting 80 percent from the field (8-10) and 88 percent from the line (14-16).

On Dec. 4, Nicholson led the Judges to a 69-56 wire-to-wire win over local rival Babson with a career-high 18 points and nine rebounds. She hit 4-of-4 from the field, including her first career 3-pointer, and 9-of-10 from the line. The win was Brandeis's first over Babson since the 2009-10 season. On Dec. 9, Nicholson had 13 points and three boards in a 74-45 romp over Gordon College.

For the season, Nicholson leads the Judges in rebounding at 7.8 boards per game, and ranks second in scoring at 9.8 points per game. She ranks fifth in the University Athletic Association in field-goal percentage (53.6 percent) and sixth in rebounding. In addition to her Brandeis Athlete of the Week honor, Nicholson was named to the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Weekly Honor Roll.

The Judges own a 6-2 record, their best eight-game start since the 2014-15 season. They return to action on Friday afternoon, December 29, with a 1 p.m. contest against Endicott College.

MAU Nordic Ski team fundraiser

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Nordic ski team is running a Christmas tree pick-up fundraiser Saturday, January 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MAU athletes will come to interested people's homes and take their tree away to be chopped into gardening mulch.

The team is hoping to raise $2,000 for equipment and wax.

The suggested donation to the team is $5-15, or more if you would like.

To schedule pick-up, please contact Rachel at 802-681-5177 or mautrees@gmail.com.

American Poolplayers Association looking for players

BRATTLEBORO — The APA Pool League, sanctioned by the American Poolplayers Association (APA), is now forming teams throughout Windham, Windsor and Bennington counties in Southern Vermont under the guidance of the new franchisee owner, Kala Fisher.

"I'm excited to bring APA League Play back to the area. Pool is a great way to have fun while getting to know new people," said Fisher.

Each APA Pool League team consists of five to eight amateur players who compete seasonally or year-round in weekly league play. The APA's copyrighted handicap system, The Equalizer, gives amateur players the opportunity to compete equally with players of different levels of skill. By participating in weekly league play, members can qualify to compete in three Championships that award over $1.5 Million in guaranteed cash and prizes every year.

The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world's largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States,as the Canadian Pool League in Canada, and the Japanese Pool League in Japan. Nearly 250,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9-Ball league play. The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.

The APA produces three major tournaments each year — the APA World Pool Championships, the APA Poolplayer Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship — that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 million in cash and prizes annually.

For more information or to get signed up with the APA, please contact Kala Fisher at 978-790-3251 or by email at southernvermontapa@gmail.com. Or you can visit the official APA website at poolplayers.com.

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