VUHS girls’ hoop team ousted in overtime

RANDOLPH — Host No. 5 Randolph needed a late rally and overtime to oust No. 12 Vergennes Union High School from the Division II girls’ basketball playoffs in a first-round game on Wednesday, 59-48.
The Commodores rallied from an 11-point first-half deficit to lead by seven with four minutes to go, but the 16-5 Ghosts responded with a barrage of three-pointers, including two in the final minute of regulation and two in the first minute of overtime.
VUHS Coach Billy Waller said the teams battled back and forth all game.
“The game was filled with 8-0 and 9-0 runs throughout,” he said. We just came up on the wrong side of that last run.”
Ella Davignon hit four three-pointers and finished with 15 points for Randolph, and Morgan Fordham sank two from behind the arc as the Ghosts outscored VUHS by 13-2 in overtime.
Kate Gosliga led VUHS with 15 points, including two game-tying free throws late in the final minute of regulation to force overtime. Other major Commodore contributors were Ciara McClay (nine points, four assists, three steals), Emily Rooney (five points, seven rebounds, six assists, six steals) and Brianna VanderWey (six points, 11 rebounds).
Seniors McClay, VanderWey, Emma Bryant, Kylie Comeau Emily Gosliga and Morgan Lynk suited up for the VUHS hoop team for the last time. The Commodores completed the program’s most competitive seasons in more than a decade with a 9-12 record.

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