Tiger girls’ hoop tops VUHS, 55-38

ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury defeated visiting Vergennes this past Wednesday for its first win to highlight local girls’ basketball play in the latter part of last week. In other games, Mount Abraham won on the road, while Otter Valley and the Tigers dropped home contests.
On Friday, the Commodores also hosted the Eagles; see story.
On Wednesday, freshman Keagan Dunbar put up 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Tigers broke into the win column by defeating the Commodores, 55-38. Eight Tigers scored in the win, including Payton Buxton, who chipped in 11 points. K.C. Ambrose (12) and Nikki Salley (11) led the VUHS attack, but it was not enough to prevent the Commodores from dropping to 3-9 heading into Friday.
On Friday, visiting South Burlington topped the Tigers, 52-28. Dunbar scored 16 as MUHS fell to 1-12.
Also on Wednesday, Mount Abe improved to 8-5 heading into Friday by winning at Milton, 55-39. Three Eagles combined for 37 points in the win — Emma Clark (16), Isabel Brennan (11) and Keegan Jackman (10). After Wednesday, the Eagles had won five of six after a 2-4 start, with the only loss coming to undefeated Champlain Valley.
On Friday, visiting Windsor (6-7) defeated the Otters, 51-35. Amy Jones scored nine for OV, which dropped to 3-10 with its seventh straight setback.

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