High school hoop teams have been busy; Otters, Eagles are winners
ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham boys’ and the Otter Valley girls’ and boys’ teams all won to highlight high school basketball action earlier this week.
In other action the Middlebury boys and Mount Abe girls lost at home, while the Vergennes and MUHS girls dropped road games.
On Monday the Eagle boys ran past host Winooski, 56-33. The Eagles raced to a 35-6 lead at the half as Jackson Counter scored 12 of his game-high 14 points before the break. Logan Rodriguez added 11 points for the Eagles as they improved to 3-3 heading into a Wednesday game at Randolph played after the sports section went to press. They will host OV on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
On Tuesday the OV girls breezed at winless Woodstock, 55-13, improving to 2-3 in the process. Leading a balanced OV attack were Gabby Poalino (nine points and 12 rebounds), Julia Eastman (eight points and five assists), and Livia Bernhardt (eight points and 10 rebounds).
On Monday the OV boys knocked off Division I Brattleboro on the road, 55-49. OV took a 20-9 lead after one period before hanging on for the victory.
Josh Letourneau scored 14 and Tyler Rowe added 12 as the Otters improved to 4-3 heading into a Wednesday game at Burr & Burton and their Saturday game at Mount Abe.
On Tuesday Division II title contender Fair Haven (5-1) coasted to a 67-40 win over the MUHS boys. The Slaters took a 45-16 halftime lead. Cam Coloutti (16 points), Zach Murray (14) and Aubrey Ramey (12) led their attack. Fair Haven will visit Vergennes on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Bas Phair scored 10 to lead the 1-4 Tigers.
On Tuesday visiting Colchester pulled away in the second half to defeat the Mount Abe girls, 56-44. Gabby Gosselin led Colchester, which led by 30-28 at halftime, by scoring 23 points.
Emma Carter also scored 23 points, and Jalen Cook added nine for Mount Abe, which dropped to 4-3 heading into a Friday game at VUHS.
On Monday host Fair Haven improved to 6-2 by topping the Commodore girls, 56-27. Jessica Brewster led the Slaters with 12 points, and Courtney Brewster,Adriana Dalto andHalle Coloutti chipped in eight apiece.
VUHS dropped to 2-3 heading into two rivalry games, at MUHS on Wednesday and at home vs. Mount Abe at 7 p.m. on Friday.
On Monday host Mill River cruised to a 49-34 victory over the MUHS girls despite a game-high 25 points from Keagan Dunbar. Olivia McPhee scored 22 for the 3-4 Minutemen. The Tigers were 0-5 heading into VUHS on Wednesday and will visit Burr & Burton on Friday.
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