Basketball: VUHS, MUHS girls post victories

ADDISON COUNTY — In high school basketball play on Tuesday, the Vergennes and Mount Abraham girls posted wins, while the Middlebury girls and Mount Abe boys came up short.
The Otter Valley boys were set to host Proctor on Monday night; that game was postponed with no makeup date immediately set. The OV girls’ Monday game at Windsor was moved to this Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
The MUHS boys also hosted VUHS on Tuesday; see story on Page 1B.
The Commodores rode a big game from junior forward Nikki Salley past visiting Missisquoi, 40-30. Salley scored 22 points and ripped down 17 boards as VUHS avenged an earlier loss. K.C. Ambrose (seven points) and Tamara Aunchman (14 rebounds) also contributed as the Commodores improved to 5-11.
The Eagles used tough defense to outlast host Mount Mansfield, 32-26, for their sixth straight win and 10th in 11 outings. Keegan Jackman led the offense with a game-high 11 points, and Emma Carter added eight for the 12-5 Eagles, who with the victory edged into second place in Division II as of Wednesday morning. Their toughest test for the rest of the regular season comes this Thursday at D-I South Burlington.
Host Colchester hung on for a 41-36 victory over the Tiger girls as Laker Alex Richard tallied 20 points, including making eight of nine free throws. Keagan Dunbar (17) and Krisandra Provencher (nine) led the 1-14 Tigers as they took their fifth loss by six points or fewer.
Visiting BFA-St. Albans left the Eagle boys still in search of their first win, 98-39. Tyrus Keith (11) and Ty Combs (10) reached double figures for Mount Abe.

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