Eagle girls’ basketball team coasts; VUHS claims first win

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball action last week Mount Abraham pulled out a hard-fought victory and Vergennes won its first, but Middlebury and Otter Valley came up short.
On Saturday Mount Abe avenged a close loss at U-32 earlier last month by topping visiting U-32, 48-22. The Eagles bolted to a 27-13 halftime lead and cruised home. Jalen Cook filled up the stat sheet for the Eagles with 19 points, nine assists and six steals, Cora Funke recorded 10 points and six rebounds, and Chloe Johnston scored 10.
Mikayla Farnum scored 10 for the 2-3 Raiders.
The 3-2 Eagles will play at South Burlington on Wednesday before visiting MUHS on Friday at 7 p.m.
VUHS on Saturday cruised past host Montpelier, 54-36. The Commodores erased any doubt about the outcome by outscoring the Solons by 15-4 in the third quarter. Kate Gosliga (10 points) Morgan Lynk (nine points) and Felicia Poirier (eight points and 10 rebounds) led a balanced VUHS attack.
VUHS (1-2) was set to host Harwood on Wednesday and will entertain Mount Mansfield on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
On Dec. 27 visiting Mill River outlasted the Tigers, 34-28. Ivy Doran led MUHS with seven points and eight rebounds.
On Saturday host Milton ran past MUHS, 43-19, as Cassidy Button poured in 22 points.
The 0-5 Tigers were set to host Mount Mansfield on Wednesday before the Eagles visit on Friday.
On Dec. 28 host West Rutland defeated OV for the second time this winter, this time by 44-34. OV trailed by 22-11 at the half but rallied to tie the game at 28-28 on scoring from Mary Kingsley andLivia Bernhardt before the 4-1 Golden Horde took over in the fourth quarter. Janelle Mcgee scored 12 for Westside. Bernhardt led OV with eight, and Kingsley and Alice Keith scored six apiece.
Mill River was set to visit OV (2-3) on Wednesday, and Springfield will visit the Otters at 7 p.m. on Friday. 

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