Eagles topple Commodores to highlight girls’ hoop

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham tripped up visiting Vergennes to headline local high school girls’ basketball games all played on this past Friday. In other action Middlebury lost at home, while Otter Valley came up short on the road.
The Eagles took an early lead and rolled to a 39-25 home victory over the Commodores. Jalen Cook (13 points, four rebounds and five assists) and Chloe Johnston (10 points, eight rebounds and seven steals) helped sparked Mount Abe (7-2) to its sixth straight win. The defending champion Eagles are in third place in Division II. They will play at Mill River on Friday.
Emily Gosliga led the balanced Commodore scoring table with six points. VUHS had won three of four, but dropped to 3-4 with the setback. The Commodores will play at Winooski on Monday night in a game just moved up to 6:15 p.m., and then will host Colchester on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The Otters dropped a game to D-I Mount Anthony, 61-45, as Grace Mahar went off for 26 points for the 4-5 Patriots.
OV got another strong effort from Alia Edmunds, who notched 21 points and nine rebounds, and Leah Pinkowski chipped in 10 points.
The Otters dipped to 4-5 and will look to get back to .500 when they visit Burr and Burton on Tuesday.
Visiting Burr & Burton got past the Tigers, 47-28, as the 4-5 Bulldogs got 20 points from Ashley Heaton.
Ashley Sunderland scored 11 lead the Tigers, who will look for their first win on Saturday at 12:30 p.m., when Missisquoi (1-8) visits.

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