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NEW LEBANON, N.Y. — Hoosick Falls girls basketball used a stout defensive effort to take down Berlin/ New Lebanon on Wednesday night, allowing just 11 points as the Panthers cruised to a 40-11 win.

The Panthers defense was especially effective in the first half, limiting BNL to 2 points, a couple of first quarter free throws from Nikki Minkler. The Panthers jumped out to an 18-2 lead by halftime. MacKenna Roberson provided the Panthers with 7 first-half points, on her way to a game-high 15. Tatum Hickey gave Hoosick Falls a presence behind the arc, splashing in three 3-pointers and finishing with 12 points.

The Panthers return to the court Wednesday when they host Waterford-Halfmoon at 7 p.m.

Michael Mawson can be reached on Twitter @Mawson_Sports or via email at

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Michael Mawson is the sports editor for Vermont News & Media. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of New Hampshire in 2019. Michael was the sports editor of UNH’s student newspaper where he covered NCAA Division I athletics.


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