Roundup: Bulldogs stay undefeated

FAIR HAVEN -- 17 games, 17 wins for the Burr and Burton Academy boys basketball team.

The Bulldogs stayed undefeated over the weekend, taking down Fair Haven 76-52 on Saturday.

Joey Shehadi led the Bulldogs with 29 points in the win, while Tyeshawn Gadson added 14 and Taylor Muench had 13 in the win.

Lucas Czarnecki led the way for Fair Haven with 13 points while Alex Fontaine added 11.

BBA has three games left in the regular season, all of which will be played this week. The Bulldogs start the stretch on Monday when they play host to Mt. St. Joseph for the third meeting between the two sides.

Eagle boys fall in 2OT

ARLINGTON -- The Arlington Memorial High School boys basketball team dropped a two overtime heartbreaker on Saturday, falling to Blue Mountain 59-58 at home.

The Eagles went down after the first quarter, but coach Chris Taft said the team turned things around in a big way to climb back into the game and force overtime. At the end of regulation, the teams were tied 42-42.

In the first overtime, each team scored seven points to make it 49-49 going into the deciding frame.

In that final frame, Blue Mountain was able to outscore Arlington by one point to take the decision.

DJ Jennings led all scorers with 20 for Arlington, while Austin Hawley added 16 in the loss. Nick Gordon led Blue Mountain with 15 points.

Arlington falls to 1-16, and will play Black River on Tuesday.

Bulldogs top Rutland

RUTLAND -- Maggie Oliver scored nearly a third of her team's points as the Burr and Burton Academy girls basketball team topped Rutland 33-27 on Saturday.

Oliver scored 10 for the Bulldogs, who beat Rutland for the second time in the win while finishing the regular season 9-11. BBA is currently 11th in the VPA standings as of Sunday night, but final playoff pairings will be released Monday.

Rutland was led by Kristen Switzer with 11 points.

BBA girls hockey wins

MONTPELIER -- In a chippy contest on Saturday night, the Burr and Burton Academy girls hockey team had enough patientece to top U-32 3-0.

The first period would be played out scoreless, with BBA coach Ed Lewicki describing the game as a "very chippy" contest.

"We dominated from a possession stand point, a shot standpoint, and it go pretty physical," Lewicki said. "We had to be patient."

And the patience paid off, as the Bulldogs went up 2-0 in the second to help secure the win.

Lucy Bisselle found the net first on an unassisted effort, and Mary Leech doubled the lead up on an unassisted effort of her own.

In the third, Aggie Bisselle rounded out the scoring on a pass from Leech during a power play.

Jen Dorr stopped 10 shots for the Bulldogs in the win.

BBA moves to 15-2-2, and will end the regular season on Wednesday against Middlebury. Middlebury is 15-3-1 entering the contest, meaning whichever team wins will secure the top seed in the Lake Division playoffs.

BBA boys just miss playoffs

STOWE -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys hockey team ended the year with a 7-2 loss to Stowe on Saturday, leaving the Bulldogs one game short of the school's qualification procedures.

First-year coach Joe Ferrara said that he thought the school's policy was "a good rule", and also noted that his team didn't go down whimpering.

"We went down fighting," Ferrara said. "Stowe is second in the league, but we competed with them."

Stowe would jump out to an early 4-0 advantage and take the lead into the second period, but the Bulldogs were able to pull two back through Andy Ishu and Jack Ams to make it 4-2 in the second. Stowe was able to styme the rally, though, with a goal before the period ended.

Kevin Souls was in net for the Bulldogs, stopping 29 of the 36 shots sent his way. Joe Clark had three goals for Stowe while Andy Chambers had a goal and two assists.

The Bulldogs end the year with a 4-16 record, but will return nearly everyone on the roster for 2014-15.

"The kids competed hard all year. We only had two games with a full roster," Ferrara said. "We have everyone coming back next year, plus a couple coming in. This type of year can only help you as a team."

Bulldogs fall to Patriots

BENNINGTON -- The Burr and Burton Academy wrestling team fell to Mount Anthony Union High School 79-0 on Saturday at the MAU Jamboree.

The loss came on a day in which the MAU wrestling team set several records, but the highlight of the day came when heavyweight Jesse Webb broke former Patriot Rob LaBrake's career win total by winning his 220th match, followed by three more to make Webb 223-9 all-time as a Patriot wrestler.

Webb captured the record against Mill River, when Webb pinned Caleb Bosch in 1 minute, 50 seconds. The win was indicative of the afternoon MAU had, as the team posted a school record for dual meet wins by going 5-0 on the day to finish with a 36-0 record for the regular season. The Patriots also captured every regular season tournament the team wrestled in.

MAU blanked Fair Haven (84-0), and John Stark, N.H. (78-0), and scored a 73-6 decision over Mill River and a 60-17 win over Bellows Falls.


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