Mountaineers fall to Pilgrims at home

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team returned home after a 1-1 mark at the Dr. Betty Shabazz Tournament for game against New England College Tuesday night.

SVC was down by 25 at halftime and it was a margin they couldn't overcome, as the Mountaineers dropped the game to the Pilgrims 82-59 at Mountaineer Athletic Center.

NEC was paced Rene Hudson, who scored 20 points for the Pilgrims. Hudson knocked down a game-high three 3-pointers on nine attempts. Jada Black and Daleia Boutwell added 15 and 14 points, respectively for NEC.

The Pilgrims went deep into its bench with 10 players seeing reserve time and a total of nine players getting in on the scoring.

Maddy Main continues to be a major revelation for SVC, as she scored a game-high 21 points, while also doing great work on the defensive end with four steals. Brenna Hudson and Taylor Mallett both scored in double-digits as well with 13 and 11 points, respectively.

Rebounding has been a major positive for the Mountaineers in the early season with the new crop of players providing a boost in the post. Tuesday night, they did not see similar results against NEC as the Pilgrims dominated the post, outrebounding the Mountaineers by a margin of 52-25. NEC also held a 20-point advantage in points in the paint.

SVC is back in action Friday as they take on MCLA on the road. Tip off is set for 5 p.m. in North Adams.

Hoosick bowling stays undefeated

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls bowling team started the year off on a strong note with a win over Waterford-Halfmoon Tuesday at home. The Panthers won all four points and finished with a total of 3,333 pins compared to the opponent's 1,959. Senior captain AJ Hurlburt was the top bowler of the match for Hoosick Falls with a high game of 226 and a three-game series of 664. Other top scorers were Meghan Backes with a 615 three-game series, Owynn Arnold (599), Brody Mullen (574 and Erin McCart (525).

Arnold had the top high game of the match with a 248. Ziena Hulburt wasn't far behind, bowling a high game of 244.

The win puts the Panthers 1-0 as the prepare to host Whitehall on Thursday.

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