Roundup: Mount Greylock's Jakin Miller wins race at Eastern High School cross-country skiing championships

Mount Greylock senior Jakin Miller, pictured here in a Nordic ski race in 2018, finished in first place in the 1.1-kilometer Freestyle Sprint race at the Eastern High School Championships in Fort Kent, Maine on Saturday.

FORT KENT, Maine — Mount Greylock senior Jakin Miller represented the state well at the Eastern High School Championships Saturday, racing to first place in the 1.1-kilometer Freestyle Sprint race.

Miller won in 2 minutes, 51.81 seconds. He beat New Hampshire's Oliver Fisher by almost three seconds.

Teammate Corban Miller finished in 42nd in the race. Greylock's Michael Maruk finished in 90th and Teague Murphy finished in 92nd.

Lenox's Herkus Rudzinskas finished in 70th, while Hoosac Valley's Corben Craig finished in 95th.

Jakin Miller also recorded a top-five finish in the 5-kilometer free technique race, finishing fifth in 14:26. Corban Miller finished 32nd, Maruk was 69th and Murphy was 91st. Rudzinskas placed 11th in the race, and Craig was 37th.

In the 7.5-kilometer classical race, Jakin Miller finished in 60th, Corban Miller was 94th, Maruk was 87th and Murphy was 89th for Greylock. Rudzinskas finished in 35th and Craig finished in 40th.

Four girls with ties to Berkshire County schools also raced in the event.

In the women's 5-kilometer free technique race, Mount Greylock's Miriam Bakija finished in 29th, and teammate Amelia Murphy finished in 64th. Wahconah's Gabby Orlando finished in 44th, and teammate Vienne Peltier finished in 95th.

In the 7.5-kilometer classical race, Bakija finished in 64th with Murphy 77th. Orlando finished in 69th, and Peltier was 85th.

Finally, in the 1.1-kilometer freestyle, Bakija was 34th, Murphy 76th, Orlando 77th and Peltier finished in 90th.

The three-day event finishes up Sunday with the mixed technique, mixed gender relay race and a tag zone event.

College Basketball

Patella's UVM squad qualifies for NCAA Tournament

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The University of Vermont men's basketball team won the America East Tournament championship on Saturday afternoon, sending the Catamounts to the NCAA Tournament. Going along for that ride will be Lenox native Bailey Patella, a sophomore for the Catamounts.

UVM defeated Maryland-Baltimore County in the final, 66-49, a year after UMBC won the America East, then went on to shock top-seeded Virginia in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Anthony Lamb scored 28 points to help UVM (27-6) to the win. It is the seventh conference title overall for the program, and the second in the last three years.

"I'm impressed how well we grew over the season and today was a full team effort," Vermont coach John Becker said after the game. "These games are surreal because of the crowd and noise. We were tougher this year because of that game. We had a lot of young guys, so credit our new leadership."

Stef Smith added 17 points for Vermont and Ben Shungu scored nine, all in the second half. K.J. Jackson led UMBC (21-13) with 15 points, and Arkel Lamar had eight points and 11 rebounds.

Patella did not play on Saturday, but did log 12 minutes in the team's semifinal win over Binghamton, scoring three points and bringing down two rebounds.

UVM will learn its NCAA opponent today, when the selection committee releases the bracket at approximately 6 p.m. The show will be aired on CBS.

Steinman, Guachione moving on in D-II

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The Saint Anselm women's basketball team topped Stonehill 59-50 to advance in the D-II tournament.

The Hawks will face the winner of University of the Sciences-Le Moyne winner in the East regional final, scheduled for Monday.

Steinman got the start in the win, and played 38 minutes — co-highest on the night — while scoring 11 points and dishing out three assists. Guachione played 27 minutes off the bench, and scored seven points while hauling in four rebounds.

Sara Messler and Shannon Ryan led St. A's in scoring, with each putting up 14.

For Stonehill, Kayla Raymond led all scorers with 16 points.

Women's Lacrosse

Williams 12, Connecticut College 7

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Ephs (2-2, 1-2 NESCAC) scored the game's last seven goals to get the win.

Trailing 6-5 at halftime, the Ephs went down two when Hannah Lombard scored just over a minute into the second half. The Ephs responded in force. Mason Yonge scored all three of her goals in the second half, while Emma TenBarge scored one and set one up for Williams. TenBarge finished with a hat trick. Allison Norris had a goal and two assists, and Claire Fitzpatrick had two goals and one helper.

Kami Cisneros stopped nine shots in the win. For Conn. College (1-4, 0-3), Nina Fazio stopped 14 shots.