February 20th, 2017
MIDDLEBURY — The following Middlebury Union Middle School students were recognized for excellence in academics and work habits during the second quarter of the 2016-2017 school year.
ACADEMIC HIGH HONORS
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes Union High School senior Adam Gill reached the coveted 1,000-point plateau, Middlebury posted a big win over Mount Abraham, and Otter Valley earned its 10th win to highlight local boys’ basketball in the latter half of last week.
MIDDLEBURY — It wasn’t easy, for sure, but the second-seeded Middlebury College men’s basketball team got past No. 7 Bates in Saturday’s NESCAC quarterfinal, 88-84, in a packed Pepin Gymnasium and will play this weekend in the NESCAC final four at No. 1 Tufts.
On this coming Saturday at 4 p.m., the 22-3 Panthers will face No. 5 Trinity (16-9), in a rematch of a game won at home by the Panthers on Feb. 11, 97-80. The winner advances to Sunday’s final at noon.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team this winter compiled its best NESCAC record since 2001 and earned the right to host Saturday’s quarterfinal as the No. 4 seed, but No. 5 Colby outscored the Panthers, 16-7, in the final 7:20 to snap a tie and win, 48-39.
Several stats favored the 17-8 Panthers: They took more shots (56-45), grabbed more rebounds (43-31), and assisted more baskets (10-8).
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school girls’ basketball action late last week, Middlebury and Mount Abraham picked up wins, Otter Valley split two games, and Vergennes lost on the road.
On Friday, MUHS defeated visiting Milton, 50-39. Keagan Dunbar tossed in 27 points and hauled down nine rebounds as the Tigers improved to 10-6.
NORTHFIELD — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team won twice last week to enter the final week of the regular season at 13-4-1 and in third place in Division I.
Essex (14-2-2) and Rutland (13-3-2) remained in first and second, respectively, after skating to a 0-0 tie in Essex on Saturday.
The Tigers will finish the regular season by hosting Essex on Wednesday and visiting surging fourth-place St. Albans on Saturday.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team split two games last week and held onto sixth place in Division I entering the final week of regular season play.
The Tigers’ 9-7-2 mark is good for a slight edge in quality points over U-32 (10-7-1) and Stowe (8-7-2) in seventh and eighth.
The Tigers finish up this week by hosting Rice on Wednesday and then visiting U-32 in a key Saturday matchup.
On this past Saturday, the Tigers won at Stowe, 3-1. Details on this game were unavailable before Sunday’s deadline.
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