Girls’ hoop: Eagles and Tigers win

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham defeated Vergennes to highlight local girls’ basketball as the regular season concluded late last week. In other games, Middlebury picked up a key home win, but Otter Valley lost on the road.
The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to release playoff pairings on Monday morning. Teams will play first-round games on either Tuesday or Wednesday, with quarterfinals on Friday or Saturday.
On Thursday, the Eagles bolted to a 25-11 lead over the visiting Commodores on the way to a 42-25 victory. Emma Carter tallied 22 of the Eagles’ points, while Xzavia Berry led VUHS with 12.
The Eagles finished at 12-8 and will apparently earn the No. 6 seed in Division II and host No. 11 Randolph (10-10), probably on Tuesday. The teams did not meet this winter.
The 8-12 Commodores look to be the No. 10 seed and will probably travel to meet an unfamiliar foe, No. 7 Fairfax (16-4), in the first round.
The Tigers on Thursday edged visiting North Country, 45-43, as Payton Buxton (13 points) sank three three-pointers in the fourth quarter, including the bucket that gave MUHS the lead for good. Keagan Dunbar (20 points) added a key late free throw as the Tigers avenged an earlier loss to the Falcons and finished the season at 13-7.
MUHS also held NCU standout Kylie Wright to 14 points, although she notched 10 rebounds and six steals for the 14-6 Falcons.
The Tigers will enter the D-I playoffs as the No. 9 seed and visit No. 8 Colchester (13-7) in the first round. MUHS lost two close games to the Lakers this winter.
On Friday, host Mill River defeated the OV girls, 56-36, to finish the regular season at 16-4 and lock down the top seed in D-II. Rylee Nichols led MRU with 16 points.
Sophia Markowskiscored 10 points for OV, which finished at 7-13. The Otters are expected to be the No. 14 seed and face No. 3 Fair Haven in the first round. OV lost twice to Fair Haven in February, 30-22 and 42-25. 

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