Bulldogs improve to 6-1; top Middlebury

MANCHESTER — Egan Schmitt and Alex Carpenter each scored twice as Burr and Burton led throughout in a 8-5 win over Middlebury on Saturday at Riley Rink.

Giancarlo Russo, Hans Pederson, Johnny Miceli and Jordan Eisenman all lit the lamp for the Bulldogs, who improve to 6-1 and have the most wins in Division I.

Eisenmann added two assists as well, while Steven Schmitt, Egan Schmitt, Owen King, Carpenter and Erik VanDerMark all had assists for BBA.

Five different players scored for Middlebury, who drop to 5-1-1 with their first loss of the year.

Ben Turner, Krystian Gombosi, Hale Hescock, Kolby Farnsworth and Ziven McCarty all tallied for Middlebury.

Ethan Simonds made 35 saves for BBA, while Middlebury's Jeffrey Stearns had 22 stops.

BBA travels to face Milton on Wednesday.

Big second half propels Dean past SVC

BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College returned to New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women's basketball action Saturday afternoon at the Mountaineer Athletic Center — falling 70-36 in its first meeting of the year with Dean College.

The visiting Bulldogs doubled up SVC in the second quarter to bring a 28-17 advantage into the locker room, and DC then used the final 20 minutes to pad its cushion and remain undefeated in Conference play.

SVC was led by the sixth double-double of the season for junior Maddy Main, who notched game-highs of 18 points and 18 rebounds. Sophomore Taylor Mallett had five points, three boards, three assists, and two steals, and classmate Dani Biggers pulled down six rebounds in addition to hitting a 3-pointer.

Dean sophomore Shannon Rosensteel also had 18 points while adding five rebounds, two assists, and two steals to her line. Junior Iindia Pina followed with 14 points and six boards, and senior captain Morgan Tuner tallied a double-double with 13 points and a team-best 14 rebounds.

The Bulldogs pulled down a 45-39 advantage in rebounds — only to see SVC take a 9-7 edge in second-chance points. Dean went without a made 3-pointer all day, but the visitors had a strong presence in the key to outscore the Mountaineers 40-16 from the paint.

Triples from Biggers and junior captain Kayla Emmi put SVC on top early on, but back-to-back Rosensteel layups were at the front-end of an 8-0 Bulldog run which gave the visitors a lead they would never relinquish. Dean scored the first 12 points of the second quarter — Pina and freshman Nicole Romero each notching four —before Southern Vermont closed out the half with the final six to trim its deficit down to 11 at the intermission.

A 19-1 DC surge opened up the third frame, however, with eight points coming off of Rosensteel's hand as the Bulldogs pulled away. Dean then kept up the pressure through the final 10 minutes to outscore Southern Vermont by eight in the stanza and secure the league victory.

Southern Vermont (2-12, 1-4 NECC) is back in action on Thursday when the Mountaineers visit Bay Path University for an 8 p.m. league start.

MAU hosting youth nights on Jan. 15-16

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Union High School athletic department is once again sponsoring a pair of Youth Basketball Nights for the boys and girls area youth basketball players.

Boys Youth Basketball Night will be on Monday, Jan. 15, when the Patriot JV and varsity boys basketball teams host Taconic (Mass.) with JV action starting at 5:30, and varsity play at 7 p.m. All boys playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.

Girls Youth Night will be Tuesday, Jan. 16, when the MAU JV and varsity girls basketball teams play host to Mill River. JV action starts at 5:30, followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m. All girls playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.

At the halftime of each junior varsity game there will be a 10-minute exhibition game featuring two MAYAA teams. A drawing for a basketball signed by the varsity team will be held after the exhibition game for the MAYAA participants in attendance.

Southern Vermont Storm poker tournament

BENNINGTON — Are you all-in? Think you got the Texas Hold 'Em Poker chops to cash out in a tournament? Well, now's your chance as The Southern Vermont Storm and JC's Tavern are teaming up for weekly Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournaments. It's a $20 Buy In with no rake, no add-ons and no re-buys — so go big or go home. Top 3 finishers cash out with the BIG winner being the selected charity of the week.

The first tourney is on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at JC's Tavern and we shuffle up and deal at 7 p.m. on the dot! You can register just before tourney time at JC's or you can preregister by sending an email to SouthernVTStorm3@gmail.com

We only have 24 slots open for this opening tournament so it's first come, first served!


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