Mount Anthony girls fall to Rutland on the road

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RUTLAND — The Mount Anthony girls basketball team dropped a Marble Valley League contest to Rutland Thursday night, 47-36.

Cat Worthington led the way for MAU with 15 points.

Grace Mahar and Emilie O'Brien added eight and seven points respectively.

The Patriots shot just 29 percent from the field and 13 percent from three-point range. in the loss.

MAU falls to 8-7 and plays CVU Saturday at Kates Gym. Tip off is set for 2:30 p.m.

Proctor tops Eagles

ARLINGTON — The Arlington girls basketball team struggled early to keep up with rival Proctor, falling 50-39 Thursday night.

The Phantoms jumped out to a 12-4 lead after one and extended the lead to 14 points by halftime.

The Eagles played better after the break, outscoring Proctor by three in the second half, but that wasn't enough for the win.

Arlington was led by Kierstyn Hess, who had 15 points.

Schuylar Nolan added 14 points, while Haley Mattison had 10.

The Eagles drop to 6-10 on the season and play West Rutland at home Tuesday.

Warriors beat Indians

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — A strong second half was enough to push Stillwater past the Cambridge boys basketball team 45-36 Thursday night.

The game was tied at halftime, but the Warriors outscored the Indians by nine points after the break to win.

Ben Epler led the way with 11 points for Cambridge, while Brian Hall had 10.

Brian McNeil had a game-high 12 points for Stillwater.

The Indians drop to 6-13 on the year.

SVC edge by ENC

QUINCY, Mass. — Eastern Nazarene College was able to hold off Southern Vermont College Thursday night to win 53-48 in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women's basketball action at Lahue Physical Education Center.

The Lions brought just a 24-23 edge into the locker room before outscoring SVC by four in the third quarter for some extra separation. The Mountaineers cut it to a 48-47 game in the final minute of regulation, but they couldn't get any shots to fall down the stretch while ENC closed it out from the free throw line.

Southern Vermont senior Maddy Main had her eighth double-double of the year with a team-high 13 points and a game-best 12 rebounds.

SVC (6-16,4-11 NECC) is back on the road for its next game as the Mountaineers are set to visit Mitchell College on Saturday for a 1 p.m. start.

SVC volleyball falls

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College men's volleyball team was topped 3-1 by Colby-Sawyer College for the second time this year — falling Thursday night in its home opener at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

CSC took the first set by a 25-20 margin before the Mountaineers bounced back to tie the match with a 25-22 win in the second. The Chargers regained the upper hand with a 25-19 victory in the third, and the visitors then needed extra points to end the night with a 27-25 tally in the fourth game.

The Mountaineers (1-3) now turn to their New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) opener at Elms College on Friday with first serve slated for 7 p.m.

Forehand takes fourth

PARK CITY, Utah — PARK CITY—Stratton Mountain School Freeski athlete Mac Forehand claimed an impressive fourth in the Men's Slopestyle Final at the FIS Snowboard, Freeski and Freestyle World Championships in Park City, Utah Wednesday, earning his spot as the second American overall.

Forehand was one of only three U.S. Men to advance to the finals, alongside Nick Goepper and McRae Williams.

Forehand's first World Championship competition, a stunning achievement for any high-school student, follows a banner year for the young skier. After winning the Junior World Championship title in Big Air last August (and being named to the U.S. Freeski Team's Rookie Slopestyle crew), he went on to claim silver at the FIS Slopestyle World Cup in Stubai this November, won second once again alongside his Faction Ski team at the Dew Tour Team Challenge event in Breckenridge, and, most recently, earned a fifth place finish at the FIS Slopestyle World Cup in Font-Romeau in early January

Shaffer claims gold

STRATTON — Stratton Mountain School Freestyle has enjoyed an outstanding start to 2019, topping podiums at events hosted by Sunday River, Whiteface, Killington and Bristol — and over the past week, its Freestyle athletes have taken on a trio of FIS events both at home and abroad, culminating in a first place Europa Cup podium for Postgraduate LuLu Shaffer on February 5.

Extremely cold temperatures throughout the training days gave way to warmer temperatures for the event on the weekend and SMS Freestyle athletes Lauren Hilgert and Peter Tiktinsky both enjoyed career-best finishes in Saturday's mogul event finishing 13th and 11th respectively. Tiktinsky skied one of the fastest times, finishing fifth amongst the US athletes.

Big crowds showed up on Sunday for the Dual Mogul event on Stratton's World Cup course, with Kosinski advancing into the round of 32 and ultimately losing a close dual to end his day in 25th. Hilgert scored a 24th place finish followed by Schunk in 57th and Tiktinsky in 58th. This crew is now headed to Val St-Come, Quebec for another FIS Nor-Am on February 9 and 10.

SMS athletes landed in Taivalvaara, Finland for the first of two FIS Europa Cups. Shaffer led the SMS crew in the Moguls competition on February 1, finishing sixth overall. Marissa Vasatka followed closely in seventh and Skylar Slettenne rounded out the results for the SMS ladies with her 11th place finish.

Nate Caplan finished 24th to lead the men, with Gavin Tobey in 28th.

Slettenne topped the SMS results in Dual Moguls the following day, finishing 16th and Caplan landed 18th.

It was in Jyv skyl , however, that SMS Freestyle truly dominated with Shaffer winning the top spot overall, Vasatka taking ninth and Slettenne claiming 18th in Moguls on February 5.

SVC falls to NEC

HENNIKER, N.H. — Southern Vermont College came close to giving New England College its second blemish on the league record Wednesday night, but the visiting Mountaineers eventually lost 86-79 in an overtime New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) bout at Bridges Gym.

SVC went into the locker room on top 47-44 and held a similar lead late in regulation. The Pilgrims tied it up with 33 seconds left, however, and neither side could score the rest of the way as the two teams went to overtime for the second time this year. NEC then outscored the Mountaineers by seven in the extra session to split the season series.

Sophomore Donnell Frayer Jr. led SVC with 28 points while adding six rebounds and two assists to his line. Senior Andre Hodo followed with 22 points, four assists and two steals, and he also had a team-high seven boards on the night.

Senior Josh Borders tallied 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in the effort. The Mountaineers went 29-for-66 (43.9 percent) from the floor while New England was right behind at 42.3 percent (30-for-71). The Pilgrims grabbed a 44-32 upper hand in rebounds, however, and turned that into a 22-14 advantage in second-chance points. NEC also outscored SVC 30-20 from the paint.

Southern Vermont (15-7, 9-5 NECC) is next in action on Saturday with a 1 p.m. home game against Lesley University; the five Mountaineer seniors will be honored that day prior to tip-off.


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