In girls’ basketball: No. 2 Seed for Eagles; MUHS, VUHS ousted

ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury and Vergennes union high school girls’ basketball teams bowed out of postseason play after first-round losses on Tuesday, while in a first-round Division II game played after the deadline for this newspaper No. 2 Mount Abraham hosted No. 15 Otter Valley on Wednesday.
Barring a stunning upset of the 16-4 Eagles by the 4-16 Otters, who lost at home by 18 to Mount Abe early this season, Mount Abe will be hosting a quarterfinal at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The Eagles’ potential opponents are No. 7 Bellows Falls (16-4 against mostly D-III and IV competition) or No. 10 Lamoille (9-11). Mount Abe did not play either those teams during the regular season.
The D-II semifinal on the Eagles side of the bracket will be played in Barre next Wednesday at 8:15 p.m., and the final is set for 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.
Top-seeded St. Johnsbury (19-2) dispatched the No. 16 Tigers on Tuesday, 77-22, in a first-round D-I game. Josie Choiniere (22 points and seven steals and Neva Bostic (20-points and five steals) led the Hilltoppers.
Keagan Dunbar wrapped up her outstanding four-year MUHS career by scoring 21 points for the 7-14 Tigers.
In a first-round D-II game No. 4 Enosburg (16-5) ousted the Commodores on Tuesday, 53-35. Eleven Hornets scored in the game, led by 13 points from Sophie Burns.
Emily Gosliga andKate Gosliga led the 4-17 Commodores with seven points apiece.

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