BBA clinches 2-seed

RUTLAND -- Putting the clamps down on Mount St. Joseph in the second quarter, the Burr and Burton Academy boys basketball team pulled ahead and never looked back, beating the Mounties, 53-41, in both teams regular season finale on Friday night.

With a 18-2 record to finish the year, the Bulldogs clinch the No. 2 seed in the Division II tournament and the program's best record since 2006.

Weston Muench fueled BBA, which led 42-27 at the end of the third quarter, with 17 points while Joey Shehadi added 15 and Jake Stalcup collected a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds.

No player hit double figures for MSJ (13-7).

Eagles edge Horde

WEST RUTLAND -- Three players tallied double-figures for Arlington Memorial High School as the Eagles closed out the regular season with a 54-43 win against West Rutland in boys basketball on Friday night.

DJ Jennings led all scorers with 19 points, going 7-of-9 at the line. Troy Sweet added 14, including the Eagles' only field goal of the second quarter, and Olden Dwyer hit for a dozen.

West Rutland (13--7), paced by 15 apiece from Nick Anagnos and Joey Callahan, trailed 24-19 at intermission.

The Eagles finish the season at 12-8 and lock up the No. 7 seed in the Division IV tournament, which begins next week, according to coach Chris Taft.

"We're excited to host someone at the Eagles' Nest," Taft said.


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