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Mount Anthony Edges Mount Greylock Boys in OT

By Stephen Dravis
iBerkshires.com Sports
09:37PM / Wednesday, August 06, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Damon Burgess scored 22 points, including a 3-pointer in overtime, to lead Bennington, Vt.'s, Mount Anthony Union High School to a 44-39 win over Mount Greylock on Wednesday night in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.
 
Mount Greylock led big early and trailed by five with less than a minute left in regulation before scoring two big baskets to force OT.
 
But the Mounties came up a little short in their bid to secure the fourth and final spot in next week's league playoffs. Mount Greylock (2-5) gets another shot to earn a shot at the post-season on Thursday night when it takes on McCann Tech at 6:30 at Noel Field.
 
On Wednesday, Mount Greylock jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but the Patriots (6-1) climbed back into it, tying the game, 21-21, early in the second half.
 
The Mounties rallied to go up six, but MAU hit back-to-back 3-pointers to tie it.
 
Mount Greylock took its last lead at 33-30, but moments later Burgess scored in transition to put his team ahead, 34-33, with 4 minutes, 15 seconds left.
 
It was a 39-34 lead after Hunter Davis made both ends of a 1-and-1 with just more than a minute left.
 
But Taylor Carlough set up Jake Benzinger (14 points, 15 rebounds) to make it a one score game.
 
Mount Greylock's Ian Brink then blocked a shot in the post to get the ball back for the Mounties.
 
With five seconds on the clock, Emmett Shepard (12 points) hit a 3-pointer in the left corner to tie the game, 39-39.
 
Mount Anthony scored all the points in the extra session.
 
First, Ty Champagne (11 points) scored in the post. Then Burgess hit his 3.
 
Burgess later grabbed one of his team-high six rebounds with 18 seconds left to help put the game away.
 
Mount Anthony finishes its regular season Thursday against the Drury boys in a game that will decide the No. 1 seed in next week's four-team playoffs.
 
Also on Wednesday night, Manchester, Vt.'s, Burr & Burton Academy defeated McCann Tech, 76-36.
 
The Bulldogs (6-2) were led by Tyeshawn Gadson with 21 points. Joey Shehadi and Connor Harrington added 15 and 14, respectively.
 
Dave Crittelli scored eight, and Shane Fuller had seven for McCann
 
Burr & Burton 46, Hoosac Valley 43
 
On Monday night, Gadson scored 15 to lead the Bulldogs and end Hoosac Valley's summer with a 2-6 record. Harrington added 13 for Burr & Burton. Jameson Coughlan scored 22 with nine rebounds for the Hurricanes.
 
OPEN DIVISION
 
Keiland Cross scored 30 points with seven rebounds and two blocks to lead Flynn & Dagnoli to a 76-54 win over Central Radio on Monday night.
 
Lawrence Carrier had 14 points and 12 boards, and Brad Shove and Chris Lipa scored 12 and 11, respectively, for Flynn & Dagnoli.
Central Radio was led by Chad Pulver and Traves Severs with 14 and 12 points.
 
Moonlight Diner's Brendon Kordana scored 25, and Geoff Kondel added 18 to lead their team to a 76-56 win over Berkshires Finest.
 
Jamual Warren scored 15 for Moonlight.
 
Joe Wiggins tied for game-high honors with 25, and Eric Schibi added 12 for Berkshires Finest.
 
WOMEN'S DIVISION
 
Hollie Steinman scored 23 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and blocked five shots to lead Teddy's Pizza to a 57-53 win over Mount Anthony on Tuesday night.
 
Kim Conant chipped in with 12 points for the winners.
 
Morgan Hewitt and Abby Iannotti eache scored 12, and Jordyn Burke added 11 for Mount Anthony.
 
Williamstown Physical Therapy got a 45-30 win over Tony's Electric/Flynn & Dagnoli behind 19 points from Alia Curry. Taylor Desanty had 14 for WPT.
 
Lucy Tremblay scored eight for Tony's.

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