Girls’ basketball wrap: Eagles move in standings
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball action, all on Tuesday, only Mount Abraham prevailed, picking up a road victory, while Middlebury and Otter Valley dropped home contests and Vergennes came up short on the road.
The Eagles defeated host Milton, 50-38, as Emma Carter led the charge with 22 points against the 4-11 Yellowjackets.
Mount Abe improved to 9-6 with its fourth win in the past five outings and unofficially moved into sixth place in the Division II standings. The Eagles’ next two games are against winless Missisquoi, on the road on Thursday and at home on Monday.
Visiting Colchester edged the Tigers, 52-46, in the process denying MUHS the chance to move up to No. 8 in the D-I standings. Instead, the Lakers improved to 10-6 with their fourth straight win and moved from No. 8 to No. 7, while the Tigers (9-6) dropped to No. 11 in the tightly bunched table.
Laker standout Gabby Gosselin broke loose in 36 points to spark her team, while Keagan Dunbar led MUHS with 23.
Host Mount Mansfield (5-10) eased past VUHS, 48-34, as Cougar Katie Estes scored 19.
Xzavia Berry led VUHS with 15 points and Ciara McClay added seven, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Commodores from dipping below .500 for the first time this winter at 7-8.
Visiting Windsor broke the game open in the second half to defeat the Otters, 64-36, and improve to 12-2. OV (5-8) was within 31-23 early in the third period before Windsor caught fire. Windsor freshman Olivia Rockwood hit five threes and finished with 21 points.
OV surrendered more than 48 points for the first time this season and saw its streak of holding foes to 32 points or fewer snapped at six games. Julia Lee (14 points), Gabby Poalino (12) and Sophia Bloomer (seven) led OV in scoring.
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