Eagles only winner in local girls’ basketball

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham kept rolling with a pair of victories, one over Middlebury, to highlight area girls’ basketball action late last week.
In other action Vergennes and MUHS dropped home contests, while Otter Valley lost twice.
On Wednesday at Mount Abe the Eagles took a 22-7 halftime lead on the way to a 40-16 victory over the Tigers. Jalen Cook (nine points) andCora Funke (seven) led the Eagle offense. Taylor Sylvester scored five for MUHS.
 On Saturday the Eagles topped their toughest regular-season competition left, host Division I Mount Mansfield, 42-31. Chloe Johnston (13 points) and Cook (nine) paced the offense, and the Eagles outscored the 11-7 Cougars by 15-8 in the fourth quarter. Jillian Laughlin scored 11 for MVU.
The 16-2 Eagles, winners of 15 straight, wrap up by hosting Colchester on Tuesday and Winooski on Friday. Their lead for the top seed in D-II appears safe.
Also on Saturday the Tigers made a decent bid for their first win, but came up short vs. visiting Colchester, 29-20. Sylvester scored 10 to lead MUHS. 
VUHS lost at home on Saturday to Fair Haven, 47-34. The Slaters, a potential semifinal opponent for Mount Abe, improved to 12-5. They outscored the Commodores by 24-12 in the second half and received 20 points from Ryleigh Coloutti. Morgan Lynk led VUHS with 10. The 8-9 Commodores’ Wednesday game vs. Colchester was postponed until this Thursday. They remain in a close race for the No. 8 seed in D-II.
Windsor (14-3) swept a pair of games vs. the Otters, 73-23 in Brandon on Thursday and 71-39 in Windsor on Saturday. Details on Thursday’s game were unavailable. Olivia Rockwood scored 30 for Windsor on Saturday. Livia Bernhardt led OV (6-12) with 14 points in that contest.

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