Vermont's Gallant Effort Falls Just Short
Hooksett, N.H.-Anthony Anderson scored 24 points and P.J. Young added 20 as the Manchester Millrats snapped the Vermont Frost Heaves' nine-game winning streak at Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday night.
Vermont fell behind by 13 in the first quarter and trailed by nine at the break, but surged back in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 79. After Manchester put together a 13-3 run, Issa Konare led the Frost Heaves' second surge, bringing the visitors to within 96-95 with 2.4 seconds to play. Young dropped in two free throws, and a long three-point attempt to tie at the buzzer by Terrance Green glanced off the front of the rim.
The game closed out the season's series between the two teams, with Manchester winning four of the six games-the lone defeats this season for the 22-4 Frost Heaves.
Konare led Vermont with 23 points, while Dokun Akingbade added 17, Antonio Burks 13 and Erik Nelson 11.
Two former Corning Bulldogs, Ronald Wright and Al Stewart, also scored in double figures for the Millrats, who ran their record to 15-9.
The Frost Heaves return to the Aud in Barre for two games this week. On Thursday the Halifax Rainmen visit for a 7:05 p.m. tipoff. It will be Legislators' Night, with lawmakers making the trek from nearby Montpelier to play a tripartisan game at halftime, while New York Jets wide receiver and former Spaulding High great David Ball suits up as the Northfield Savings Bank Community All-Star.
The Boston Blizzard visits the Aud on Saturday for a 2:05 p.m. date, as the Frost Heaves toast Aubuchon Hardware on its 100th Anniversary.
Tickets for any Frost Heaves home game may be purchased at the door beginning one hour before tip-off; by going to flynntix.org; by calling 802-86-FLYNN; or by stopping by the Flynn's main box office at 153 Main Street in Burlington. Tickets for games in Barre are also available at First In Fitness in Montpelier and Allen Lumber in Barre. Groups of 20 or more may call the Frost Heaves' office at 802-860-0082 for discounted rates.
Vermont home games are also Webcast live and archived for rebroadcast at vermontfrostheaves.com. In addition. affiliates of the Vermont Access Network in Barre, Burlington, Cavendish, Hartford, Hyde Park, Ludlow, Lyndonville, Montpelier, Newport, Plymouth, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, Windsor and Woodstock rebroadcast Frost Heaves home games over local cable systems, and Burlington Telecom makes them available to subscribers as a video-on-demand option.
The presenting sponsor for Frost Heaves Webcasts is the Vermont State Employees Credit Union.
Radio broadcasts of Vermont games, home and away, may be heard on WSNO AM 1450 in Barre; WJOY AM 1230 in Burlington; and on the Web at vermontfrostheaves.com, while WLVB FM 93.9 in Morrisville carries a select Frost Heaves "Game of the Week."
The Frost Heaves Official Team Sponsors are the Vermont State Employees Credit Union and the Vermont Army National Guard.
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