In high school basketball: Eagle girls prevail; others fall

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school basketball action this past weekend, only the Mount Abraham girls picked up a win (besides the Middlebury boys’ victory — see story on Page 31), as the Middlebury girls, the Vergennes girls and boys, and the Mount Abe boys all came up short.
The Otter Valley boys’ and girls’ teams were idle. The OV boys will visit VUHS on Monday, while the OV girls will host Hartford on Thursday.
The Mount Abe girls held on to defeat visiting Mill River, 48-41, after taking a 23-18 halftime lead. Emma Carter led the way for the Eagles with 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Abby Mansfield scored eight points and teamed up with Emma LaRose andJalen Cook for 14 steals as the Eagles improved to 6-3. Olivia McPhee tossed in 20 points for 3-7 MRU.
On Friday host Harwood topped the Commodores, 32-26, avenging an earlier loss to the VUHS girls. Morgan Lynk (11 points) and Emily Gosliga (10) accounted for most of the VUHS points.
On Saturday host Colchester (4-5) improved to 3-1 in the Lake Division with a 45-22 win over the Commodores, holding them to nine first-half points. VUHS is 3-6.
On Saturday host Missisquoi earned its second win of the winter, 41-34, at the Tiger girls’ expense. Serena Power led the T-Birds with 11 points. The Tigers fell to 1-7 despite Keagan Dunbar’s 26 points.
On Friday visiting BFA-St. Albans (4-4) bolted to a 31-13 first-half lead over the Eagle boys and cruised to a 56-35 victory. Jens Ulrich-Verderber scored 20 of his 25 points in the first half to spark the Bobwhites. Jackson Counter led the 4-6 Eagles with 12 points.
On Friday host Milton improved to 8-0 by defeating the VUHS boys, 51-39. Seth Herrity led the Yellowjackets with 16 points, including key baskets as the Commodores tried to rally in the second half. Ben Curtis (12) and Nathan Bourgeois (10) reached double figures for VUHS (1-6).

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