Rice tops MAU in overtime battle
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Mount Anthony girls basketball team went toe-to-toe with Rice on Saturday, but the Knights prevailed in double overtime, 85-79.
The Patriots trailed for most of regulation, taking the lead late and sent the game into overtime after Anna Iannotti hit 1-of-2 from the line with seven seconds left.
The teams traded scores in the first overtime, and down three, Kathryn Frasier stepped to the line with a chance at three free throws to tie it again with 10 seconds left and she hit all three to send it to a second extra session.
But Rice won out in the end, outscoring MAU 13-7 in the second OT.
Frasier led the Patriots with a 26-point, 9-rebound, her highest scoring output of the season and Maddy Little added 15 in defeat. Michalia Glanovsky added 11 rebounds.
For Rice, Lisa Sulejmani led everyone with 39 points.
MAU drops to 4-7 and travels to CVU on Friday.
Patriots fall to Rice
SOUTH BURLINGTON >> The Mount Anthony boys basketball team dealt with foul trouble all day as the Patriots dropped their second game of the year in a 62-47 loss to Rice on Saturday.
Rice jumped out to 22-12 lead midway though the second quarter, but a 13-6 run over the final 4:41 of the half made it 28-25 Rice at the break.
Rice pulled away a bit in the third, taking a 46-36 lead into the fourth.
Coming into the contest averaging more than 22 points a game, MAU center Jonas Parker got three fouls in the first quarter, his fourth in the opening 15 seconds of the second half and fouled out with 6:37 left, only scoring three points.
Ben Shungu led all scorers with 24 after having his wisdom teeth removed earlier in the week. Alex Bond added 19 and 16 rebounds.
For Mount Anthony, three players were in double figures, led by Damon Burgess, who had 16. Hunter Davis added 11 and Tyler Champagne chipped in with 10.
Mount Anthony drops to 10-2 and hosts Otter Valley on Friday.
MAU wrestling sweeps Keene duals
KEENE, N.H. >> The Mount Anthony wrestling team ran its season record up to 16-0 after sweeping the Keene duals. MAU was 3-0 with wins over North Andover, Mass., 70-6, Keene 72-0 and Nashoba Regional, Mass., 61-11. Numerous wrestlers went undefeated for the day at 3-0, including Tyson Sauer, Ashdin Schaefer, Keenan Taylor, Gage McLaughlin, Tyler Raetz, Tyler Burgess, Austin Prendergast, AJ Wright, Dakota King, Sebastian Rocher and Calvin Hayford. Austin Condo and Calvin Call were 2-1 and Chris Mayer finished 1-2.
Two Patriot wrestlers avenged losses from tournaments earlier in the season. Tyler Burgess won 5-2 over James Kilgo, whom he lost in overtime to at the Berlin Tournament in December. At 195 pounds, Dakota King beat Jake Kennedy 5-3, whom he lost in the finals to at Berlin. Kennedy is ranked second in Mass.
Ashdin Schaefer won the battle of state champions, beating Keene's Tristan Stetson in overtime, 4-2 at 113 pounds.
"We are starting to get better each time out. We had a lot of big individual match ups today," said coach Scott Legacy. "Anytime you show that type of improvement in the course of the season it makes you realize you're going in the right direction."
The Patriots travel to Danbury, Conn., today for their annual dual with the Hatters.
Hoosick 8th at Dan Wickham Classic
OTEGO, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls wrestling team had three finalists with a limited lineup on Saturday at the Dan Wickham Classic at Unatego High School.
All five wrestlers that competed placed in the top six.
Matt LaPorte at 99 pounds and Gabe Fisher at 106 won their weight classes. LaPorte only had to wrestle twice, but pinned his semifinal opponent before scoring a tech fall in the final. Fisher went 3-0, scoring two pins and a 5-4 win in the final.
At 285, Alex Hull was second, losing by fall in the final in a 2-1 day. Bryan Thomas was fifth at 195, going 2-2, while Sam Richard was sixth at 120, losing by rule (match limit) in the fifth-sixth place match.
Bulldogs, Colonels tie
BRATTLEBORO >> On Saturday at Brattleboro, the Burr and Burton Academy girls hockey team earned a draw against a vastly improved Brattleboro team, 2-2.
Aggie Bisselle scored both goals for the Bulldogs, the first of which was assisted by Ashley Poddick.
The Bulldogs never led in the game, getting down 1-0 and 2-1 before Bisselle scored the equalizer in the third.
Molly Dingley had a strong game in net, according to coach Ed Lewicki. BBA improves to 1-8-2 and travels to Leddy Park to face the Burlington-Colchester co-op.
Arlington girls beat Black River
ARLINGTON >> Xandria Hoyt scored 14 points, including 10-of-13 from the foul line, in Arlington's 45-34 victory over Black River on Saturday.
The Eagles, who went 18-for-33 overall from the line, were ahead by 10 early in the third quarter before the Presidents pulled within a point. But Arlington hit most of its free throws down the stretch to pull away.
Riley Lane tied for high-scorer with 14 points, including eight in the first half. Michelle O'Shea also reached double figures with 10 in one of her best games of the year.
The Eagles are 5-7 and travel to Proctor on Wednesday.
Bulldogs cruise past Cosmos
MANCHESTER >> The Burr and Burton Academy boys basketball team took a 40-9 lead at halftime en route to a 68-18 win over an undermanned Springfield team.
Griff Stalcup led the way for the Bulldogs with 14 points and 14 rebounds, while Eric Fenton had 13 points and four steals off the bench.
Carter Vickers and Sean Apps also added eight points each for the 8-4 Bulldogs.
BBA travels to MSJ on Wednesday and hosts Brattleboro on Friday.
MAU sweeps Taconic
PITTSFIELD, MASS. >> The Mount Anthony swim team swept Friday's meet against Taconic at the Pittsfield YMCA.
The girls won 98-67, while the boys won 71-42. Double winners for the girls were Bridget Ahearn in the 200 free and 100 back, Phebe Hall in the 100 fly and 100 breast and Shaana Staab in the 50 free and 500 free.
Jenna Staab won the 100 free as well, along with two of the relays. Second place finishers were Savannah Robson in the 100 back, Summer Lampron in 100 fly and Jenna Staab in 200 free.
On the boys side, Zachary LaForest won the 50 and 100 free, while Andrew Spencer won the 200 IM, Morgan Flynn the 500 free and Kevin Gorry the 100 back.
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