Mountaineers drop third straight game

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team couldn't get it going offensively Friday as it limped to a 65-29 loss against the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on the road.

The MCLA defense was strong throughout the game, but especially in the first half, where the Trail Blazers held SVC to just five points.

The Mountaineers would pick it up a little offensively in the second half scoring 16 of their 29 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to top MCLA Friday night.

Despite the loss, SVC forward Maddy Main continued to prove she is a valuable addition to the team as she once again led the Mountaineers. The Bennington native went for a double-double, scoring 16 points and collecting 14 rebounds. She added four blocks in the contest as well.

Coming into the contest, Main was among the best in the conference for scoring and rebounding, ranking fourth in points per game and rebounds per game.

Main has been relied upon to take much of the offensive load on her shoulders as she shot 24 of SVC's 52 shots in the game.

Scoring has been an issue for the Mountaineers throughout the season. SVC ranks eighth out of nine teams in the New England Collegiate Conference in points per game.

Turnovers proved to be a major problem for the Mountaineers throughout Friday's contest as they turned the ball over 28 times. The Trail Blazers made sure to make SVC pay for those mistakes, scoring 32 points off of Mountaineer turnovers.

MCLA was paced by a balance offensive effort across the board. The Trail Blazers had three different players score 10 points, with Samantha Gawron, Emily Moulton and Courtney Pingelski, all reaching that mark. Erika Ryan and Arianna Walden would add eight and six points respectively for MCLA.

SVC drops to 1-6 following the loss.

The Mountaineers are back in action today as they take on Newbury College on the road. The Nighthawks come into the game at 2-3, but have scored 60 points or more in all of their games this season. Tip off is set for 1 p.m. in Brookline.

Panthers remain perfect

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls bowling team continued its strong start to the season Thursday, winning all four points in a home match against Whitehall.

The Panthers finished with a total of 3567 pins to Whitehall's 2208.

Sophomore Evan Webster led Hoosick Falls with a high game of 276 and a series total of 716 pins (276-716) in his first varsity match. Abigail Melvin 191-476 and Zachary Hollister 157-431 were the top bowlers for Whitehall.

Other top scores for Hoosick Falls included Owynn Arnold (248-663), Meghan Backes (225-609), Erin McCart (198-579), A.J. Hurlburt (202-578), Brody Mullen (192), Ziena Hurlburt (189), Patrick Smith (181) and Lilli Williams (173).

The Panthers will try to keep their perfect 8-0 point record intact as they travel to Saratoga Strike Zone on Monday for a match against Saratoga Catholic. Hoosick Falls will travel to Granville on Wednesday and host North Warren on Thursday.

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