Jennings' big night leads Eagles


ARLINGTON -- Arlington finished their game strong against Proctor on Wednesday night, scoring the last 15 points of the night en route to a 69-45 victory over the Phantoms.

"We challenged them to keep it under 50," said Arlington (3-1) coach Chris Taft. "They had good ball pressure and good fundamentals."

Proctor's Jacob Tomlinson buried a three with 4:30 left in the fourth quarter to pull the Phantoms to within nine at 54-45, but it was the final basket of the night.

"If we can get stops on defense, that creates a spark on offense," Taft said.

DJ Jennings was the leader for the Eagles, recording a double-double with 21 points and 15 rebounds. He also had four blocks against a smaller Proctor front.

"We play the high-low game and we want to focus on him under the basket," Taft said. "This is such a veteran group."

Jennings was one of three Eagles in double figures. He was joined by teammates Alex Trayah, who added 13 and eight rebounds, and Troy Sweet, who chipped in 12 -- 11 in the second half.

"Any night, multiple guys can be in double figures," Taft said.

Cody Landon was the high scorer for Proctor (1-2) with 17 points.

Bulldogs blank Hartford

MANCHESTER -- Lucy Bisselle broke a scoreless deadlock in the second period to spark the Burr and Burton Academy girls hockey team to a 3-0 win against Hartford on Wednesday night at Riley Rink.

The Bulldogs (4-1-1) got an insurance tally from Mary Leech midway through the third period and Daisy Sullivan tacked on an empty-netter to ice the result. Sullivan and Kristi Lewicki assisted Leech's goal, while Megan Grabher had the helper on the winning score.

BBA goalkeeper Meg Chandler finished with 19 saves. Hartford's Elizabeth Potter finished with 14 stops.

Burr and Burton travels to face Missisquoi on Saturday.

Diverse scoring for Bulldogs

MANCHESTER -- Five different Burr and Burton Academy Bulldogs reached the scoresheet in a 5-3 boys hockey triumph over Harwood at Riley Rink on Wednesday.

Sean Paradis, Brock Pollard, Bennett Timmerman, Andy Filippi and Henry Buckley all lit the lamp for the Bulldogs.

Zack Stewart was busy in net, making 41 saves on 44 shots.

BBA improves to 3-3 on the year.


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