MIDDLEBURY - The Burr and Burton Academy girls hockey team battled back from one-goal deficits twice on Saturday to tie with Northfield 3-3 in the championship game of the Middlebury Tournament, winning the tournament by a half-point in the tournament's scoring system.

Burr and Burton took the lead to start early in the first, with Daisy Sullivan scoring on a pass from Ryder Ferrone.

Northfield would recover in the second, though, and take a 2-1 lead with goals from Lindsey Bergeron and BJ Downey. In the second, Northfield outshot BBA 12-3.

Burr and Burton was able to tie it up towards the end of the second, with Megan Grabher scoring on an assist from Sullivan and Kristi Lewicki.

Northfield would take the lead again, though, midway through the third when Bergeron found the net again.

Northfield went on the power play later in the third, but the Bulldogs were able to kill off the penalty without giving up another goal.

Then, late in the third, Northfield was whistled for a penalty, giving the Bulldogs the advantage to close out the game.

BBA would pull Benson from net with little time remaining, and the 6-on-4 advantage paid off as Jordan Harmon was able to find Aggie Bisselle for the game-tying goal with 11 seconds left.

In the overtime, Northfield had a goal pulled back when Benson was pushed into the net with the puck and the goal came off its pegs.

BBA coach Ed Lewicki praised Benson for her strong goaltending in the second period, and noted the heart of his team to battle back twice, including in the dying seconds of the third period.

While the game ended in a tie, BBA was awarded the tournament trophy through the point system in place. BBA had a half-point more than Northfield. Benson repelled 24 shots in the tie, while Northfield goalie Markie Delude made 13 saves.

BBA moves to 6-1-1, and Northfield is 7-1-1.

Eagles clipped by Proctor

PROCTOR - The Arlington Memorial High School boys basketball team led for most of the way against Proctor on Saturday, but the Eagles could not hold onto the lead and the Phantoms made their move in the fourth quarter to go home 66-52 winners.

With the Eagles leading 26-25 at half, the Phantoms took advantage of an injury to Nate Madison (9 points) in the third quarter to wrestle the lead back before ballooning the lead out to 14 by the end of the game.

"It was back and forth for most of the game," Arlington coach Chris Taft said. "[Proctor] hit some big shots down the stretch. The score doesn't do the game justice."

Austin Hawley led the Eagles with 21 points, while DJ Jennings chipped in with 12.

Proctor was led by Cody Landon, who scored a game-high 26 points in the victory.

Arlington falls to 0-2, while Proctor moves to 2-2.

Bulldogs roll on

MIDDLEBURY - The Burr and Burton Academy girls hockey team posted another win on Friday, topping Mt. Mansfield 3-0 in the Middlebury Tournament.

The Bulldogs scored a goal in each of the three periods. Aggie Bisselle got things going in the first period with Daisy Sullivan and Lucy Bisselle getting credit for the assist.

In the second, Jordan Harmon put one away unassisted to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead, and in the third Morgan Bazyk scored on the power play with Aggie Bisselle and Mary Leech getting credit for the assist.

Kaylie Benson stopped 11 shots for the Bulldogs in the shutout effort.

The Bulldogs move to 6-1, and will play Northfield tomorrow at 1 p.m. Northfield topped Middlebury 3-1 in the second game of the tournament. Northfield has a matching 6-1 record.

Bulldogs fall to Mt. Abe

FAIR HAVEN - The Burr and Burton Academy girls basketball team fell to Mt. Abraham in the Fair Haven Tournament, losing 51-28 on Friday. Deidre Walsh had six points for the Bulldogs in the loss.

Mt. Abe was led by Sam Driscoll with 12 points, while Meg Livigston had 11 in the win.

BBA falls to 1-3 now, while Mt. Abraham moves to 2-1.

Eagles win close contest

BRANDON - Arlington Memorial High School girls basketball coach Larry Andrews knows that against good teams, you have to grind out results.

So the coach was happy with how his team battled as they topped Otter Valley 34-30 on Friday night.

"We didn't push the panic button like we have in the past," Andrews said. "They got up in our face and we took care of the basketball. They are a pretty good team defensively."

It was a close contest throughout, with Arlington trailing 9-6 after the first but taking a 15-14 lead into halftime. The Eagles added two points to the lead to go into the fourth winning 26-23 before seeing out the contest.

Julia Lacoste led the way for Arlington with 15 points, while Molly Elwell had eight and Becca Solari added six.

Arlington moves to 3-2 with the win.

Bulldogs fall

RUTLAND - The Burr and Burton Academy boys hockey team fell to Hartford 7-2 on Friday, but coach Joe Ferrara was happy with the way his team played.

With injuries hurting an already-thin bench, the Bulldogs still hung tough to a team they lost to 9-2 earlier in the season.

"The kids played their hearts out," Ferrara said. "We were down three guys today, so we had a depleted bench. The kids fought through it."

BBA trailed 3-1 after the first and 6-2 after the second.

Andy Ishu scored a goal with assists from Justin Tegen and Nolan Johnson, and Jack Ams scored a goal with an assist from Ishu.

Julian Woodrow stopped 19 shots in the loss.

The Bulldogs fall to 0-6, and will play in the consolation game of the Rutland Tournament tomorrow.