Roundup: SVC women drop 2nd in tourney



MILTON, Mass. -- Playing in the consolation game of the Curry College Tip-off Tournament, the Southern Vermont College women’s basketball team lost to St. John Fisher College 70-17 Saturday afternoon.

The Cardinals (1-1) opened with a 14-2 run in the first five minutes, giving them a cushion the Mountaineers (0-2) would not be able to get past.

Multiple St. John Fisher players got in on the scoring action as Southern Vermont found itself down 33-8 at the break. Sophomore Claire Walsh led the Cardinals with 10 points off the bench while junior Brooke Seavitt added another eight in the opening period.

The second half saw much of the same as St. John Fisher continued to be efficient from the floor, shooting 43.8 percent on the day. Senior Camaryn Buckner put up a team-high eight points in the stanza as the Cardinals continued on to the victory.

Mountaineer sophomore Javasha White had four points, seven rebounds and three steals while sophomore captain Amber Flagg added four points, two rebounds and three steals.

Sophomore Kala MacKenzie denied five Cardinal shots on the day in addition to her three points off the bench, and sophomore Mariah Anthony had four points, four rebounds and a steal.

Seavitt finished with a game-high 12 points for the Cardinals, followed by Walsh’s 10; they added five and four rebounds, respectively. Sophomore Mary Kate Cusack recorded eight points, four rebounds, six steals and two assists on the day.

McGuire, Omasta
set SVC marks

GORHAM, Maine -- Two members of the Southern Vermont College women’s cross country team traveled this weekend to participate in the NCAA Regional Championship hosted by Southern Maine University, making their way into the SVC record book.

Freshman Schyler McGuire crossed first for Southern Vermont with a time of 25:09.97, the second-best for a Mountaineer on a 6K course. Sophomore captain Haley Omasta moves to fourth on the all-time SVC record list with a 25:58.18 showing, 53 seconds faster than her NCAA finish a year ago.

Williams College senior Kaleigh Kenny helped the Ephs take the title, finishing first at 21:02.18. Middlebury College and Mass. Institute of Technology finished second and third.

Canta tops for ‘Neers

GORHAM, Maine -- The Southern Vermont College men’s cross country team competed hard at the NCAA Regional Championship hosted by the University of Southern Maine Saturday afternoon, and two Mountaineers raced to a placement on the all-time SVC record list.

Southern Vermont was led by junior Herson Canta, finishing at 28:18.16. He was followed by freshman Corey Barcomb who crossed with the eighth-best time in SVC history at 28:51.69. Junior Hesbon Ogeka cracked the top ten list with a 29:08.79 showing, a personal record.

Junior captain Victor Velazquez was fourth for the Mountaineers, finishing in 29:25.54, and sophomore Curtiss Cameron rounded out the team at 29:35.08, 18 seconds faster than the best of his career.

Williams College won the team trophy, placing the top two and three runners who trailed Connecticut College senior Michael LeDuc, the race champion who posted a time of 24:21.03.

MPR open gym

MANCHESTER -- Manchester Parks and Recreation will be hosting open gym nights at the MEMS gyms.

Gym time will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until Nov. 21. Each team will have a designated night in the gym.

On Tuesdays, starting at 6 p.m. will be boys grade 3-4, and at 7 p.m. will be boys grade 5-6.

On Wednesdays, girls grade 3-4 will begin at 6 p.m., and girls and boys grade 5-6 will be at 7 p.m.

On Thursdays, at 6 p.m. will be boys and girls in grades 1-2, and at 7 p.m. will be for girls grades 5-6.

Players must be registered for the MPR Youth Basketball Program prior to participating. Registration will not be available on site.

Parents can sign up by calling the Rec at 362-1439, or emailing

MAYAA Basketball

BENNINGTON -- MAYAA Basketball is holding a registration night on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennington Elementary School. People can register online now as well at until Nov. 12. Visit the website for more information.

BYB school begins

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Youth Basketball school at Mount Anthony Union Middle School runs on Sundays until December 15.

The school is for boys and girls from grades 1 to 4. Girls start from 8 to 10 a.m., while boys play 10 to noon.

Emphasis will be on dribbling, passing, shooting, gameplay, rules, individual and team drills, fun games and all fundamentals.

For more information, contact Jason Monte at 607-321-9662 or Dan Sleeman at 802-447-1994.

Adult League Basketball

BENNINGTON -- Any adult interested in playing basketball can contact Jerry at for more information and to be added to an email list.

The league generally plays three days a week: on Wednesday evenings and on Saturday and Sunday mornings. To offset the cost of insurance there is a $30 fee for the year, or you can pay $2 for each individual game you play.


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