Indians remain undefeated with win vs. Stillwater

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Cambridge girls basketball team continued its dominant season Wednesday night, as they topped Stillwater 46-21 on Senior Night.

The Indians started all five of their seniors - Helen Mooney, Hailey Herrington, Grace Snyder, Victoria Dupuis and Bridey Nolan - to begin the game.

Cambridge started out a little slow and was down 9-6 after the first quarter.

From there, they started to take control of the game and outscored the Warriors 12-4 in the second frame.

In the third quarter, the Indians began to really open the game up and held a 24-point lead by quarter's end.

Before the game, Cambridge's five seniors were honored for their years playing for the Indians.

The win moves their record to 17-0 on the season.

Cambridge is back in action Friday against Hoosic Valley at home. The Indians won the team's previous matchup 56-36.

SVC takes down Wheelock

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College men's basketball team extended its win streak to five games Wednesday night, as they beat Wheelock 77-59 at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

Senior center Claude Payne was the star on the night for SVC. The South Plainfield, N.J. native had a game-high 26 points, along with nine rebounds. He was incredibly efficient from the floor, as he only missed two field goal attempts the whole night.

Guard Mike Pierre had a strong game as well for the Mountaineers, with 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

On the Wildcats side, it was the combo of Kiwane Crowder and Dejuan Rodriguez that led the way. Both players had a team-high 15 points on the night. Rodriguez had nine rebounds, while Crowder pulled down seven for Wheelock.

SVC had a very efficient offensive game, as they shot higher than 50 percent from the field. The Wildcats shot just 33.8 percent.

The Mountaineers are back in action Saturday at home against Lesley. Tip off is set for 1 p.m. at MAC.

Bulldogs beat Rice

SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Burr and Burton boys hockey team got on the board first against Rice on the road and rode that momentum to 4-1 win Wednesday night.

The Schmitt brothers, Egan and Steven, notched all four goals for the Bulldogs. Steven Schmitt got the scoring going in the second and not too long after Egan Schmitt added one of his own to give BBA a two-goal advantage at the second intermission.

The Green Knights were able to get a goal back in the third period, but a goal apiece from Steven and Egan would put the game away for the Bulldogs.

BBA goaltender Ethan Simonds was impressive in the contest with 22 saves.

The Bulldogs are back in action Saturday at Riley Rink against CVU.

BBA falls to Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO — The Burr and Burton girls hockey team fell to Brattleboro 5-3 on the road Wednesday night.

The Colonels got out to a hot start early as they took a 2-0 lead. BBA came back and tied it in the second, but Brattleboro would take advantage later to put the game away.

Kilo Francomb, Julia Fillion and Jessica Grabher notched the Bulldogs three tallies in the contest.

Freshman goaltender Lola Herzog had 25 saves for BBA.

The Bulldogs are back in action Saturday against North Country-Lyndon.

Hockey tournament at Riley Rink

MANCHESTER — The Northshire Hockey Association will be hosting the Vermont State Youth Hockey Tournament at Riley Rink in Manchester on February 9-11.

"We're honored to have been chosen as host for the entire Tier 3 14U Division," said NHA Tournament Director, Karen Grabher. "We will be hosting eight teams from all over Vermont and it will be exciting to have them all play at Riley Rink."

Hundreds of hockey players, parents and fans from across the state will converge at Riley Rink during the weekend.

Eight teams, including one representing the Northshire Hockey Association, will play a round robin format. Advancing teams will battle in the semifinals later in the weekend. The top two teams will advance to the state championship weekend in March.

"We're eager to welcome the teams to Manchester and have them play at one of the top facilities in the state," said Grabher. "We are looking forward to an exciting weekend of youth hockey."

Schedule of events will soon be posted online at www.northshirehockey.org. Admission will be $2 for adults and $1 for kids ages 12-18. Kids under 12 are free. A 3-day pass is also available for $5 for adults and $2 for kids ages 12-18. All gate proceeds will benefit Northshire Hockey Association.

For more information on the tournament or youth hockey, contact Karen Grabher at (802) 362-8218 or grabherhockey@comcast.net.

Second Storm signup

BENNINGTON — Become a member of the 2017 New England Football League Maritime Division champions, the Southern Vermont Storm. The team is looking for players for next season in all positions.

The sign-up event will be on February 2 at 6 p.m. at JC's Tavern in Bennington.

For more information, contact Storm general manager Chris Cipperley at 518-728-7583.


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