Local girls’ hoop squards winless in rough week

ADDISON COUNTY — All four local union high school girls basketball teams found tough sledding in games played late last week.
In a Friday matchup of defending champions in Bristol, visiting Division I Champlain Valley defeated D-II Mount Abraham, 45-25. CVU (2-0) dominated the first half to take a 25-9 lead; the Redhawks were led by Emily Kinneston’s 15 points. Ashlie Fay led the 1-1 Eagles with 10 points. Mount Abe will take on Fair Haven in the first round of the Slaters holiday tournament on Monday evening; the Slaters are considered to be D-II title contenders.
On Friday, host Mill River took a 19-6 first-quarter lead on the way to a 54-27 victory over Vergennes. Mill River improved to 2-1, while VUHS dropped to 1-2. 
Tamara Aunchman led the Commodores with 13 points, and Taylor Paquette added five.
VUHS will host Mount Mansfield this Monday and Colchester next Monday.
Host Proctor earned a 43-30 win over OV on Thursday. The Otters led by 19-17 at the break, but the 2-0 Phantoms took charge in the third period.
Former Otter Jordan Mitchell scored 10 points for the defending Division IV champion Phantoms.
OV senior Laura Beth Roberts scored a game-high 12, and Amy Jones andCortney Poljacik added six points apiece.  The 0-2 Otters played without senior starters Jessica Frazier and Olivia Bloomer, both of whom hurt their knees earlier in the week vs. Mount Abe. OV plays at Springfield on Monday and hosts Arlington on Friday.
On Friday, visiting Burr & Burton defeated Middlebury, 43-13. Details on that game were unavailable. The 0-3 Tigers have two road rematches this week, at Winooski, to whom the lost by one point in their opener, on Monday, and at Mill River on Friday.

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