In high school girls’ basketball: Mt. Abe and VUHS both win

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham topped Middlebury to highlight local girls’ basketball in the latter half of last week. In other action the Vergennes girls ended a losing streak, while the Middlebury and Otter Valley girls each lost on the road.
The Eagles also hosted a game on Saturday; see story.
On Wednesday the Eagles used a balanced attack to subdue the host Tigers, 61-35. Emma Carter, Jalen Cook, and Emma Larose each netted 13 points as the Eagles won their sixth straight and improved to 13-4 heading into their Saturday game with Mount Mansfield. Keagan Dunbar scored 18 to lead the Tigers.
On Saturday the Tigers fell at Colchester, 34-24, after failing to score in the second quarter. The Tigers enter the final week of the regular season at 6-12.
On Wednesday the Commodores (4-14) snapped an 11-game skid by defeating visiting Colchester, 42-39. The Commodores held the Lakers to two points in the first quarter and then got clutch plays in the final minute from Emma Bryant and Emily Gosliga (nine points each) to seal the win. Bryant scored the late winning basket, and Gosliga hit two free throws with 17 seconds left to nail down the victory.
On Thursday host Windsor improved to 13-5 by turning back the Otters, 54-41. Sophomore Olivia Rockwood scored 23 to pace the Jacks. Alia Edmunds netted 16 to pace the 4-14 Otters, and Gabby Poalino added eight.

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