Girls’ basketball: Eagles top Tigers; VUHS beats Colchester

ADDISON COUNTY — In high school girls’ basketball play last week, Mount Abraham and Vergennes each split two games, while Middlebury and Otter Valley came up short.
In a Wednesday local clash, host Mount Abe took a 20-14 halftime lead on the way to a 43-24 victory over MUHS. Emma Carter (10 points and seven rebounds) and Jen Gordon (10 points) led the Eagle offense. Keagan Dunbar scored 10 points for MUHS in her return to action from injury, and Payton Buxton added four.
On Saturday, undefeated Division I foe Champlain Valley Union bested the visiting Eagles, 55-16, snapping their four-game winning streak. Carter scored five points as Mount Abe dropped to 6-5. 
Also on Saturday, the Tigers came up just short of their first win when visiting Colchester rallied from a four-point deficit entering the fourth quarter for a 46-43 victory. Dunbar (18 points, nine rebounds) and Krisandra Provencher (14 points and eight boards) paced MUHS.
On Wednesday, host Colchester used an 11-0 fourth-quarter surge to rally past the Commodores for a 40-34 win that was the Lakers’ first of the winter. Sarah Poirier-Thayer scored eight to lead VUHS, and Nikki Salley and Tamara Aunchman added seven apiece for VUHS.
On Saturday, the Commodores improved to 3-6 by cruising past host Harwood, 50-24. Details on that game were not available.
On Thursday, visiting Fair Haven edged OV in overtime, 32-28. The Slaters improved to 7-2 and were led by nine points from Kelly Daley. The Otters dropped to 3-7 with their fourth straight setback despite nine points apiece from Sophia Bloomer andLaura Beth Roberts. OV next will visit Springfield on Friday.

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