Commodores are only local winners in girls’ basketball

ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes split a pair of games to highlight a tough stretch for local high school girls’ basketball teams late last week, when Mount Abraham saw a winning streak end and Otter Valley and Middlebury each lost twice.
On Saturday, the Commodores held off a rally from visiting Colchester to win, 48-39. The Lakers cut what had been a 10-point VUHS lead down to two, but Nikki Salley scored twice inside before KC Ambrose andBrianna Gebo sealed the win by combining to hit seven of eight free throws down the stretch.
Tamara Aunchman led VUHS with 11 points, while Ambrose finished with 10 points and five assists as the Commodores improved to 6-12.
On Thursday, host Mount Mansfield (7-11) topped VUHS, 51-36, despite a game-high 14 points from Salley.
On Thursday, host South Burlington snapped the Eagles’ six-game winning streak, 33-22. The Eagles managed just eight points in the first half against the Division I Rebels. Emma Carter led Mount Abe with 10 points.
At 12-6, Mount Abe remained in the top four in the D-II standings with two regular-season games left against teams they have already defeated, Milton and Missisquoi.
On Saturday, host Fair Haven dropped the Tiger girls, 54-20, as Lexi Quenneville sank five three-pointers and scored 23 points for the Slaters. Lindsey Marcy added 23 rebounds as Fair Haven improved to 10-7 against a tough schedule.
Riley Fenster led the 1-16 Tigers with seven points.
On Thursday, visiting Milton defeated the Tigers, 46-33, despite Tiger Keagan Dunbar’s 17 points and eight rebounds.
On Friday, visiting Springfield improved to 10-8 with a 61-24 victory over the Otters. Laura Beth Roberts hit two threes and scored seven to lead OV.
On Saturday, host Windsor also improved to 10-8 by defeating OV, 68-45. Kylie Bessette (14 points) and Amy Jones (10) led the attack for the 3-15 Otters, who travel to Fair Haven on Monday.

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