Panthers storm to win over Indians

Wednesday December 19, 2012


HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Three players netted double figures for Hoosick Falls Central School as the Panthers rolled to a 62-23 win over rival Cambridge in Wasaren League girls basketball on Tuesday night.

Senior guard Frankie Pearson led all scorers with 20 points, including four 3-pointers.

Rachel Pine chipped in with 13 points and eighth-grader Kelly Pine recorded another double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds for Hoosick Falls. Junior guard Carsen Williams finished with eight points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals.

The Panthers, who led 42-11 at halftime, improve to 3-2 on the season. Jean Brownell led the Indians (0-3) with eight points.

MAU downs Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Behind three pins and several strong decisions, the Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team remained undefeated after a 49-13 road win against Springfield Central on Tuesday night.

The Patriots dominated the seven lightest weight classes, earning pins from Calvin Call (106 pounds), Garrett Derosia (120), Kyle Fletcher (126), while Troy Gassaway won by forfeit at 113 pounds.

At 132 pounds, Miguel Calixto continued his unbeaten start to the season with a 19-4 win against Juan Nunez. Bailey Willard (138) beat Louis Quinyes, 8-2, and Houston Shaler edged Eric Rodrigez, 6-2, at 145 pounds.Tyler Mattison beat Justin Bolden 12-3 at 170 pounds and Austin Price rolled 7-0 at 182 pounds.

Brandon Marcoux-Schaefer (195) won his match 13-6 and Jesse Webb also stayed undefeated with an 8-1 win at 285 pounds.

It was the Patriots' third win in four days.

"It's been a tough opening [to the season]. They've showed a lot of mental toughness -- they're grinding things out," MAU coach Scott Legacy said.

BBA douses Mill River

CLARENDON -- Joe Shehadi fired in 17 points as Burr and Burton Academy dispatched Division II foe Mill River, 55-38, in boys basketball action Tuesday night.

Jake Stalcup notched 11 points and Tieshawn Gadson eight for the Bulldogs (3-0), who led 30-16 at the break behind a solid defensive effort.

"It's high school basketball -- that's our leader, we're leading with defense right now," BBA coach Dave Shehadi said.

Jay Carleton tallied 15 points to lead Mill River. BBA hosts defending D-II state champion Mount St. Joseph Academy on Thursday night.

MAU swimmers sweep Taconic Hills

BENNINGTON -- Improving to 4-0 this season, the Mount Anthony Union High School boys and girls swim teams each edged Taconic Hills on Tuesday afternoon.

The girls swam to a 92-76 victory while the boys secured a 89-76 victory with a drama-filled last race.

Double winners for the MAU girls included Kate Montague (100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke) and Heather Foley (200 individual medley, 100 backstroke). Phebe Hall won the 500 freestyle and the Patriots won the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay.

Ryan Spencer paced the Patriot boys with wins in the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke. Robert Murphy claimed the 100 fly and the 500 free, while MAU won the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay.

Hoosick topples Whitehall

WHITEHALL, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School bowling team continued its sterling start to the winter season with a commanding 4-0 victory against Whitehall on Tuesday.

The Panthers (31-1) outpinned the Railroaders 3,150-1,996.

Ken Marbot was tops for Hoosick Falls, rolling a 233 high-game and a 629 series. Bryan Callahan (216/581), Josh McCart (169/487), Stephen Surdam (188/353 two games), Logan Brogue (174/304 two games), Jennifer Sargood (173) and Josh Reveal (156) rounded out the win.

"The team did very well to adjust to the tough oil pattern that was present and stayed patient as they tried to figure out where to move on the lanes," coach Bob Lang said.

Flagg named NECC rookie of the week

BENNINGTON -- For the second week this season, Southern Vermont College freshman Amber Flagg has been named the New England Collegiate Conference women's basketball Rookie of the Week, for the week ending Dec. 16. Flagg also garnered the accolade after the first week of the season in November.

The freshman guard dropped 22 points in the Mountaineers' only game of the week, a 73-54 loss at home to Green Mountain College. The 5-foot-5 captain also grabbed six boards and recorded three assists and four steals in the game. She was 7-8 from the free throw line.

Flagg is currently third in the NECC with 16.9 points per game and is first in the conference for free throw percentage (85.7).

Flagg and the Mountaineers return to action Jan. 3 when they host Pine Manor College.


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