Girls’ hoop: Mount Abe wins two, OV takes one

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball action in the latter half of last week, Mount Abraham won twice, Otter Valley split a pair of games, and Vergennes and Middlebury each dropped a pair of contests.
On Wednesday, Eagle guards Meghan Livingston (24) and Sam Driscoll (21) combined for 45 points as the Eagles stopped visiting Colchester, 62-43. Ashlie Fay contributed five points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and five steals against the 3-3 Lakers.
On Friday, the Eagles shut down host MUHS, 42-1. Fay led the way with 12 points. MUHS is 0-9.
On Thursday, host Missisquoi improved to 1-6 by defeating the Tigers, 24-17. Hannah Hobbs (eight points) and Julia Cluss (seven) led MUHS.
On Wednesday, visiting Milton stopped VUHS, 54-22, behind a 25-point first quarter. Taylor Paquette’s six points led the Commodores.
On Friday, visiting Mount Mansfield defeated the Commodores, 55-35. Nikki Salley led VUHS with 10 points and 12 boards, and K.C. Ambrose chipped in five assists as VUHS dropped to 2-5.
On Thursday, host Rutland ended the game on an 7-2 run to take a 28-23 victory over OV. The Otters took a 19-18 lead early in the fourth quarter on a Cortney Poljacik hoop and later tied the game at 21-21 on a Brittany Bushey basket before the Raiders took over down the stretch. Rutland improved to 3-4. Taylor Ainesled OV with seven points, and Maia Edmunds andOlivia Bloomer chipped in five apiece.
On Saturday, OV bolted to a 42-17 halftime lead in a 61-30 victory at winless Poultney. Aines (18 points) and Poljacik (15) sparked the OV offense. The Otters improved to 2-4 heading into a Monday makeup game at Windsor.

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