Girls basketball: Mt. Abe wins twice; Tigers, Otters, Commodores all lose

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham defeated visiting Vergennes to highlight last week’s local high school girls’ basketball action.
In other games, Mount Abe won, while Middlebury and Otter Valley dropped contests.
On Friday, host Mount Abe topped VUHS, 46-30, as the Eagles reached .500 at 4-4. The Commodores dropped to 1-4 despite what Coach Billy Waller called a competitive effort.
Eagle senior post players Jen Gordon (15 points in her return to the lineup after an illness) and Isabel Brennan (14) controlled the boards as their team outscored VUHS by eight points in each half.
Nikki Salley scored eight points and added six boards for VUHS, and Brianna Gebo had five points, four rebounds and four steals. Free throws were pivotal: Mount Abe sank 16 of 22, while the Commodores made just six of 22.
On Dec. 30, the Eagles outscored visiting South Burlington, 19-4, in the second half to post a 33-20 win. Emma Carter scored 10 points and Brennan added eight points and eight rebounds for the Eagles.
On Dec. 30, host Mount Anthony topped OV, 57-21, after taking a 27-6 lead at the half. Amy Jones led OV with eight points.
On Friday, host Leland & Gray avenged an earlier loss at OV with a 38-26 victory. Jones and Sophia Bloomer scored eight apiece for OV, but it was not enough to prevent the Otters from dropping to 3-5.
On Friday, host South Burlington defeated the Tigers, 39-6. MUHS (0-6) was playing without the services of injured leading scorer Keegan Dunbar.

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