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Girls’ hoop: Mt. Abe and VUHS post victories

EAGLE JUNIOR MARLEY Keith launches a short jumper during the Mount Abe girls’ basketball team’s victory over visiting Winooski on Monday. Both the Eagles and Vergennes posted wins that evening.

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball earlier this week, Vergennes snapped a losing skid, Mount Abe prolonged a winning streak, and Middlebury and Otter Valley were defeated.
Next week will be the last in the girls’ teams’ regular seasons, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on March 2.
COMMODORES
On Monday the Commodores snapped a four-game slide by coasting at Milton, 53-26.
Kate Gosliga led the way with 14 points, and Sydney Jewell and Felicia Poirier each tossed in 10 as the Commodores evened their record at 8-8.
VUHS, in seventh place in Division III is set to host Missisquoi on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. and will entertain Richford on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
EAGLES
On Monday the Eagles doubled up visiting Winooski, 52-26. Mount Abe spotted the Spartans a 9-2 lead, but Chloe Johnston hit five first-half three-pointers on the way to a 25-point night as the Eagles took over by halftime, 32-14.
Johnston chipped in six steals, and Abby Reen contributed six points and five steals as Mount Abe won its sixth straight and improved to 12-5. That record is good for fifth place in D-II.
The Eagles are set to host Colchester on Thursday evening.
TIGERS
Also on Monday visiting Enosburg defeated Middlebury, 39-26.
Phoebe Smith scored six points to lead the Tigers, who dropped to 4-13 but look to be in good shape to make the D-II playoffs as the No. 16 seed.
MUHS will visit North Country on Friday.
OTTERS
On Tuesday at Rutland the host Raiders improved to 11-6 by topping OV, 52-35. The Raiders took a 21-5 lead after the first period, but the Otters scored the first 10 points of the second quarter before Rutland took charge to lead by 11 at the half. Rylee Burgess led the Raiders with 20 points.
Mary Kingsley scored nine for OV, and Livia Bernhardt added eight.
The 5-11 Otters have a visit to Hartford on tap this Thursday. They look to be headed to the D-III playoffs as the No. 10 or 11 seed.

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