Tough day on offense as Eagles fall

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RUTLAND — The Arlington girls basketball team had trouble getting their shots to fall in a 33-23 loss to Mount St. Joseph on Thursday night.

Arlington was down two possessions with a minute left, but MSJ made their free throws to salt the game away.

Erin Murphy and Haley Mattison each scored eight to lead Arlington, while MSJ's Julia Lee had 13 to lead all scorers.

Arlington is 3-5 and travels to Twin Valley on Saturday afternoon.

Panthers take down Berne

BERNE, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls wrestling team topped Berne-Knox, 42-12, on Thursday.

Ethan Mattison and Sam Richard won their matches at 145 and 152 pounds, respectively, while Gabe Fisher, Matt Laporte, Logan Powers, Keegan Philpott and Craig Sawyer earned forfeits. Drew Wideman won his match at 160 for B-K-W over Hoosick's Roman Vyvial.

Hoosick is at the Ken Baker Classic on Saturday.

Salem-Cambridge victorious

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. — The Salem-Cambridge wrestlers edged Mechanicville-Stillwater, 50-33, on Thursday night.

The team got six pins to surge to the victory. Falls came from Hunter Day, Seth Turcie, Ethan Jeskie, Jacob Haynes, Zac Cummings and Tyler Linendoll. Jamie Olvera earned a victory by decision as well.

Salem-Cambridge will compete next at Saturday's Ken Baker Classic, set to take place at Stillwater High School.

Mountain Lions roar past Proctor

PROCTOR — Jackson Washburn led all scorers with 17 points as the Long Trail boys basketball team topped Division IV champion Proctor on Thursday night.

Levin Coe added 16 as Long Trail improves to 5-5.

Proctor's Connor McKearin and Joe Valerio each scored 11 in defeat.

Long Trail hosts Black River at Manchester Elementary Middle School on Saturday.

MAU boys remain perfect in pool

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Mount Anthony boys swim team won their eighth straight event this week, topping Pittsfield, 52-42.

Facing some injuries, the Patriots battled throughout, finishing the meet with nine best times.

Starting off the meet with a first place finish in a closely contested race was the 200 medley relay of Caden Watson, Anthony Mazzola, Devin Deets, and Zach LaForest. Aaron Mattison, a first year swimmer, had an amazing night and had best times in both the 50 and 100 freestyle (25.43 and 59.81, respectively). Lucas Reutter had a pair of PRs, closing in on a minute in the 100 free with of 1:00.41 and achieving a personal best in the 100 breast with a time of 1:21.56.

Ben Medvedev showed the he could sprint the 50 free with a best time of 26.75. Deets had a nice swim in the 100 fly with a best time of 1:05.44. Owen Denue dropped over seven seconds in his 500 free, finishing in 7:20.56. Ethan Bennett showed what he was made of by swimming the 500 free for the first time. He finished with a time of 7:07.85. Medvedev also had a personal best in the 100 back.

The relays were strong as well, with the Patriots scoring wins in both the 200 free relay (Watson, Deets, Reutter & Mattison) and the 400 free relay (Mattison, Mazzola, Deets & LaForest).

On the girls side, Pittsfield earned a 61-33 win over an undermanned Patriot squad, who drop to 4-4 overall.

The Lady Patriots did have three best times at the meet, including Savannah Robson who finished the 200 IM in 2:50.19. Newcomer Olivia Salem stepped up and swam the 500 free for the first time and finished in a time of 8:06.06. Finally, Summer Nichols finished the 100 back with her best time of 1:23.85.

Paige Marion a pair of victories in the 200 and 100 free, continuing her terrific campaign. Shaana Staab had a first place in the 200 IM and the 200 Free Relay team of Sarah Asciutto, Mary Mendez, Shaana Staab and Paige Marion won by six seconds.

Swimmers who earned second place points were Sarah Asciutto (50 free, 100 fly), the 200 medley relay team of Mary Mendez, Shaana Staab, Sarah Asciutto and Paige Marion; and the 400 free relay team of Emily Calder, Olivia Salem, Kat Bruneau and Summer Nichols.

MAU is back in the pool today when they travel to Taconic Hills.

SVC men improve to 6-1 in NECC

BROOKLINE, Mass. — With five players scoring in double figures, Southern Vermont College defeated Newbury College 81-65 Wednesday night in New England Collegiate Conference men's basketball action at Hellenic College's Pappas Gymnasium.

SVC finished the first half on a 16-5 run to bring an eight-point lead to the locker room, and the Mountaineers were able to hold off second-period Newbury pushes to stay in front and cap the win.

SVC chalked up a well-balanced offensive performance — being led by 17 points from junior Josh Borders, who also notched four rebounds and three steals. Andre Hodo followed with 15 points, and he added a team-best 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season; Hodo provided five assists while Daemond Carter notched a career-best seven helpers to go with his 12 points, three rebounds, and three steals.

Mike Pierre scored another 12 points for the visitors, and he also had four boards, two assists, and a pair of steals. Kyle Depollar came off the bench for his first appearance since January 11 — registering 11 points in 15 minutes of action.

The Mountaineers amassed 22 assists on the night, their most in that category since a win in 2016 over Daniel Webster.

With the first half of the NECC schedule officially in the books, Southern Vermont sits atop the league standings with a 6-1 Conference record (14-4 overall). SVC has now won its last seven games against the Nighthawks and eight of the last 10. The Mountaineers are back at home on Saturday for their next contest as the team hosts Dean College for a 1 p.m. NECC tip-off.


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