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BENNINGTON — Hoosick Falls held a 23-14 lead over Mount Anthony girls basketball by halftime on Thursday night.

The Panthers used a stifling defensive effort, holding the Patriots to a single point in the third quarter, on their way to a 44-29 win.

Olivia Estes was the games high scorer with 10 points. Madisyn Moore led all Patriots with nine points, including two 3-pointers.

Fair Haven’s Lily Briggs led her team to a 35-24 victory over Burr and Burton with her 19 point performance.

Briggs erupted for 13 first half points as the Slaters jumped out to a 22-13 lead by the half.

The Bulldogs couldn’t come up with the offense to mount a comeback, though their defense improved, allowing just 13 points over the final 16 minutes.

Amelia Tobin led all Bulldogs with eight points. Julia Decker was right behind her with six.

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BBA is now 2-7 and returns home to host U-32 Saturday.

The Arlington boys varsity basketball game Friday at Leland & Gray has been canceled. It has been rescheduled for Jan. 29 at 11 a.m.

On Thursday, the Hoosick Falls bowling team returned to action after the holiday break with a 5-0 win over Mechanicville at the Barbecue Recreation.

The Panthers finished with a total of 3447 pins to Mechanicville’s 3118. Hoosick Falls senior Colin King 237-645 led all bowlers while Ryan Williams 247-615 led Mechanicville.

Other top scores from Mechanicville included Chris O’Connor 215-579, Dylan Masterson 210-550, Jason Walker 200-518, Billy Wickham 191, Nathan Starks 164, Connor Starks 160 and John Hines 156.

Other scores from Hoosick Falls included Brody Mullen 228-608, Jenna Backes 219-598, Riley Hayes 205-580, Troy McCart 195-568, Elliott Brenenstuhl 215-564, Ryan Maxon 203-553, Ethan Yonconish 218-541, Bradley Senecal 199-531, Payton Merrills 180-520, Bradley Thompson 185, Memphis Hathaway 184 and Jamie Haviland 138.

The win brings the Panther’s record to 40-0 for the season. They will return to action next week with a home match against Saratoga Catholic on Monday.

Michael Mawson can be reached on Twitter @Mawson_Sports or via email at mmawson@benningtonbanner.com.

Sports Reporter

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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