Panthers fourth at Class C tourney
CLUMS CORNERS, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls wrestling team had three finalists and two champions as the Panthers finished fourth overall at the Class C sectional tournament on Saturday.
Matt Laporte and Gabe Fisher won championships at 99 and 106 pounds, respectively, while Alex Hull was the runner-up at 285.
The Panthers had five wrestlers finish third, including Ethan Mattison, Sam Richard, Lucas Brogue, Bryan Thomas and Craig Sawyer.
The top four finishers in each weight class will go on to the Division II championship next weekend at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Watervliet won the team title with 202 points, followed closely by Tamarac, Coxsackie-Athens and Hoosick Falls.
Hall sets new record
GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS. >> Mount Anthony senior swimmer Phebe Hall set a new school record in the 100-yard backstroke on Saturday at the Berkshire Individuals at Bard College.
Hall finished in 1 minute, 6.16 seconds, topping a record that is 10 years old. She was second in the event to xxx Whitney from St. Joseph's.
Individual top six finishes included: Bridget Ahearn third in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 freestyle; Savannah Robson 6th in the 200 individual medley and Hall second in the 100 butterfly. The 200 medley relay and 200 free relay teams were both third as well.
On the boys side, top six finishes came from Zach LaForest, fifth in the 50 freestyle and sixth in the 100 freestyle; Kevin Gorry fourth in the 200 free and Owen Denue sixth in the 200 free and Gorry third in the 100 backstroke.
MAU was fourth in the 200 medley relay and sixth in the 200 freestyle relay as well.
SVC women drop to Mariners
NEW LONDON, CONN. >> The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team outscored hosting Mitchell College by eight points through the final 20 minutes of Saturday's New England Collegiate Conference matchup, but it was not enough to overcome a sizable Mariners lead built up in the first half as the visiting Mountaineers fell 68-54.
Mitchell went up by 17 in the opening period before taking a 34-12 advantage into the intermission. SVC cut into the deficit through the third to make it a 52-39 ballgame, but Mitchell was able to hold off Southern Vermont in the final stanza to close out the season sweep of the Mountaineers.
Southern Vermont was led offensively by junior captain Amber Dow who dropped 13 points on the day, 11 coming in the second half. Sophomore Chloe Longe had a team-leading eight rebounds to go with her 11 points and three assists while senior Shaniquewa Barnes added another 11 points, five boards, three steals and two blocks.
SVC falls to 11-10 on the year and 8-6 in league play with now just two weeks left of the regular season. The team is back at home on Wednesday, hosting Daniel Webster College for a 6 p.m. NECC tip-off.
SVC men stay perfect in NECC
NEW LONDON, CONN. >> Southern Vermont College paid a visit to Mitchell College Saturday afternoon, walking out with a 97-72 New England Collegiate Conference men's basketball win on solid shooting from the floor.
SVC never trailed all day, yet held only a four-point edge late in the first half. The Mountaineers closed out the period on a strong note to go into the locker room up 48-34, and they then padded their lead in the closing 20 minutes to capture the league victory.
Mountaineer senior William Bromirski tied the game-high of 23 points, going 6-for-7 from three-point range while adding three rebounds and two assists. DeShawn Hamlet followed with 17 points and 11 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the year, adding four assists and three steals to his line.
Rayshawn Taylor provided 15 points, two boards and two assists in 17 minutes off the bench, and senior Jeff James had a game-high seven assists to go with his 11 points and six rebounds. Sophomore Daemond Carter had another 11 points, six rebounds and three assists while senior Casey Hall had 10 points and eight boards in the win.
Southern Vermont improves to 18-3 on the year and stays perfect against the NECC at 12-0. SVC is next in action on Wednesday, welcoming Becker College to the Mountaineer Athletic Center.
BBA alpine ski sweeps
PERU >> The Burr and Burton Academy alpine ski team swept their latest meet at Bromley.
The girls had six skiers in the top 10 to for a score of 18 points, followed closely by Woodstock with 20 and Rutland with 82. On the boys side, BBA had 17 points, Woodstock was second with 33 and Rutland third with 36.
Woodstock's Lilly Noble won the race in 1:06.47, but BBA had six of the next finishers, led by Lydia Morgantini in third. Julia Ann McNealus was fourth, Megan Quinn was fifth, Sara Lochner sixth, Maggie Cowles eighth and Julie Dapron ninth.
On the boys side, Scott Trudel won the event in 1:01.55, followed by BBA's Richard Sherras and Rutland's Tommy Kenosh who tied at 1:02.62. Jackson Ameden was sixth for the Bulldogs and Trace Beyer was eighth.
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