Mountaineers fall to Becker at home

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team got down early in its game against Becker Tuesday night and couldn't recover, falling to the Hawks 60-42 at home.

Down 17 points by halftime, SVC struggled to battle out of the hole they dug themselves.

After the lead ballooned to 29 after three quarters, the Mountaineers came out with an inspired effort in the fourth quarter, outscoring Becker by 11 points in the final frame.

Maddy Main led the way for SVC, racking up another double-double. The junior had a team-high 21 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, along with four blocks on the defensive end.

The Hawks' Cassidy Harrison was the player who really did the Mountaineers in Tuesday night. Harrison scored almost have of Becker's points, with 28 on the night.

Turnovers were a problem on both sides as the Hawks had 24 and SVC had 30.

The Mountaineers are back in action Saturday on the road against Dean College. That game has a 1 p.m. tip off.

SVC volleyball drops match

UTICA, N.Y. — The Southern Vermont College men's volleyball team started off its season on the losing end, as they were swept in straight sets - 25-7, 25-9, 25-8 - against SUNY Poly on the road.

Eli Olivares and Te Hayward both had three kills for the Mountaineers.

SUNY Poly dominated most of the match, notching 43 kills compared to SVC's seven. They also held a major advantage in digs with 24 compared to the Mountaineers' seven.

SVC is back in action Friday on the road against Mount Ida. The match is set for a 6 p.m. start.

Warriors top Indians

STILLWATER, N.Y. — The Cambridge boys basketball team fell to Stillwater 57-42 on the road Tuesday.

The Warriors controlled much of the first half, as they held a seven-point advantage after one quarter and expanded the lead to 11 by halftime.

The Indians were able to fight back and keep the game close in the third, as they outscored Stillwater 16-11, but the Warriors pulled away late to ice the game.

Cambridge was led offensively by senior Brenden Holcomb, who scored 18 points. Stillwater's Scott Travis had 19 points and Cooper Monast had 16.

The Indians fall to 9-6 on the season. Cambridge is back in action Friday on the road against Hoosic Valley.

Panthers stay hot

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls boys basketball team continued its dominance in the Wasaren League, topping Greenwich 62-47 at home.

The Panthers were paced by a balanced scoring attack, with four different players reaching double-digit points on the night.

Guy Milliman and Jon Kempf both led the way with 15, while Max Kipp added 15 and Evan McCart scored 12 for Hoosick Falls.

The win pushes the Panthers record to 12-4 on the season.

Hoosick Falls is back in action Friday at Waterford.

Arlington stymies West Rutland in fourth

WEST RUTLAND — The Arlington girls basketball team outscored West Rutland 15-2 in the fourth quarter, coming back from a deficit to top the Horde, 47-40, on Tuesday.

Trailing 38-32 heading into the final period, Arlington made 8-of-10 from the line to pull away.

Gillian Calkins had a season-high 13 points, including three 3-pointers. Haley Mattison and Gracie Smith each had nine, all of Smith's coming in the second half.

The Eagles improve to 5-6 and travel to Woodstock on Saturday.

Second Storm signup

BENNINGTON — Become a member of the 2017 New England Football League Maritime Division champions, the Southern Vermont Storm. The team is looking for players for next season in all positions.

The sign-up event will be on February 2 at 6 p.m. at JC's Tavern in Bennington.

For more information, contact Storm general manager Chris Cipperley at 518-728-7583.


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