Cambridge guts out 3-OT win at Rose Classic
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Cambridge girls basketball team had the game of the day at the Rose Classic Super Jam on Saturday night.
The defending Class C state champions battled with Class AA opponent Baldwin through three overtimes and came away with a 67-63 win at Canarsie High School.
"It was a gutty performance by all of them," said Cambridge coach Bob Phillips.
Sophie Phillips led Cambridge with 22 points, while Dallysshya Moreno had 22 for Baldwin.
"They sped us up, they were really athletic," Bob Phillips said. "It was a great learning experience for us and that's why we came down here."
Cambridge nearly won in regulation, up five with under two minutes left in the fourth. Baldwin took the lead with an 8-0 run, but with six seconds left, Stasia Epler got the friendly roll on a three-pointer to send the game to its first extra session tied at 49-49.
Epler scored 11 points for the Indians, who improve to 11-0 with the win.
"It was a weird shot, but it went in," Phillips said. "She's a streaky shooter sometimes, but she made the baskets when it counted."
Baldwin led in the first overtime as well, but a Lilly Phillips hoop knotted the game again at 53-53. Lilly Phillips chipped in 12 points in the victory.
Cambridge also had a chance to win in the second overtime, but Dana Elcock hit a three-point play with 11.5 seconds left to send it to a third overtime.
Fiona Mooney had a nice game for the Indians as well, scoring 17 at the same time as guarding Moreno.
"She was tough down low, she's more than capable of putting up 15 or 20," Phillips said. "She's coming into her own and we're starting to see her come alive."
Cambridge will have to recover quickly, as they play in the second game of the Rose Classic on Monday against Xaverian.
Mount Anthony 2-2 at Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Mount Anthony wrestling team went 2-2 at Saturday's quad-meet.
MAU beat Windsor (Conn.) in the opening match of the day, but fell to the host Golden Eagles and Hope (R.I.)
The match against Hope was back-and-forth throughout, with Hope winning after a victory in the final match of the dual.
MAU falls to Rice
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Falling into a 23-6 hole in the first quarter, the Mount Anthony boys basketball team couldn't get out in an 80-53 loss on Saturday afternoon.
Jordan Gardner led MAU with 11 points, while Hayden King added 10. Gavin Johnson chipped in with seven.
Michel Ndayishimiye was the high scorer overall with 20 points. Mo Awayle added 14 and Walter Briggs had 10 for Rice.
Rice made 16 three-pointers in the victory.
MAU comes home on Monday to host Springfield for the first of five straight home contests.
Hoosick bowlers finish regular season unbeaten
TROY, N.Y. — Friday was the final match of the regular season for the Hoosick Falls bowling team, as they traveled to Hilltop Bowl to visit Waterford.
The Panthers won by a score of 5-0, finishing with a total of 3,463 pins to Waterford's 2,228.
Junior Erin McCart's 233-626 led the way for Hoosick Falls, while AJ Wilcox's 143-413 led Waterford.
Other scores from Hoosick Falls included Evan Webster 217-605, Owynn Arnold 213-597, Colin Cipperly 205-578, Ethan Yonconish 195-554, Ziena Hurlburt 196-551, Kendra Marshall 220-549, Bradley Senecal 189-536, Jenna Backes 177-504, Payton Merrills 204, Brody Mullen 201, Jordyn Wilwol 197, Ryan Maxon 192, Colin King 187, Troy McCart 181 and Riley Hayes 167.
The Panthers finish the season with a perfect 60-0 league record and now turn their attention to the postseason. They will break briefly for midterms before the Wasaren League Tournament on Tuesday at Saratoga Strike Zone.
BBA looking for boys soccer coaches
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton athletic department is looking for boys soccer coaches at both the junior varsity and varsity levels.
In addition to being knowledgeable about the sport and having the ability to teach sport-specific skills, candidates should be able to provide vigorous educational experiences, teach respect for individual differences, demand the highest standards of performance and behavior, foster a mindset of perseverance, and establish a supportive and caring community. The ideal candidate views coaching as an opportunity to help young people develop into healthy adults.
Please send letter of interest, a statement of philosophy, resume, and three letters of recommendation to: Dave Miceli, Director of Athletics, P.O. Box 498, Manchester, VT 05254
MAU coaching positions
BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony athletic department is looking for coaches, including varsity girls tennis and varsity girls soccer coaches. They are also looking for a middle school softball coach, two middle school baseball coaches, a JV girls lacrosse coach and a middle school boys soccer coach.
Anyone with interest should contact MAU athletic director Ashley Hoyt at 447-1899 or email Ashley.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to submit a letter of interest and coaching resume.
BBA hockey raffle
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton boys and girls hockey teams are once again selling cash raffle tickets. These tickets will be drawn on senior night later in the season. Only 500 tickets will be sold.
There are three cash prizes: 3rd place wins $500, 2nd place wins $1,000, and the grand prize is $2,000.
For more information, contact the Burr and Burton hockey teams.
New England Colonials looking for players
RUTLAND — The NEC International Basketball Club is pleased to announce its 40th Anniversary Ambassadors Tour.
The club has been invited to visit and play by teams in Europe and Dubai in April 2020.
The team is looking to enroll ten Vermont high school players (boys in grades 9-12) for this ten-day tour.
This is a competitive tour for players with JV and varsity experience and a sense of adventure.
The Vermont Colonials will begin its tour in Luxembourg City where they will represent the USA in the annual Sparta Bertrange Easter Tournament which draws teams from around the world. After games in Frankfurt, Germany, the team will fly on to Dubai where they will be hosted by the Greenfield International School.
The NEC International Basketball Club is a nonprofit, volunteer-run program that has as its central purpose the support and encouragement of international friendship and understanding between New England student-athletes and their peers around the world. Our Colonials fundraising program has helped numerous New England players raise all or most of the money needed to cover their tour expenses.
For additional information about the Colonials international basketball tour, please contact the team by email at email@example.com or call Coach Mike Wood at 802-236-8453.
Interested players must have parental permission to contact them.
Sage soccer clinic
ALBANY, N.Y. — Join Sage's men's soccer team for their 2020 Boys' Soccer ID Clinic on February 15. The ID Clinic will take place at the Armory at Sage in Albany and will run from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is open to the first 28 registrants. The cost is $60 per attendee. Registration starts at 3 p.m. in the Armory. The event is open to boys' soccer players graduating in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
For additional questions, please contact Head Sage Men's Soccer Coach Matt Esposito at 203-589-3065 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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