Girls’ hoop teams lose in playoffs last week
ADDISON COUNTY — The local girls’ basketball season came to an end last week with quarterfinal setbacks for Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Otter Valley and a first-round loss for Middlebury.
In Division II on Saturday No. 3 seed Harwood (18-3) defeated the No. 6 Eagles, 57-31. Mia Cooper led the Highlanders, who led at the half by nine points, with 16 points and nine rebounds. Chloe Johnston paced the Eagles with 16 points. The Eagles finished 15-7 despite losing second-leading scorer and leading rebounder Grace Harvey to injury halfway through the season.
On Wednesday the Eagles defeated No. 10 Lamoille, 52-30, dropping the Lancers to 8-13.
Cami Masse sparked Mount Abe with 20 points and nine rebounds, and Johnston chipped in 14 points, six assists and nine steals. Abby Reen added seven points and seven rebounds for the Eagles, and Savannah Scrodin contributed four assists, and four steals. Heidi Tinker scored 13 for Lamoille.
Johnston, Jess Colbeth and Nekaiya Shine are the only seniors on the Eagle roster.
On Friday host No. 2 Windsor improved to 19-3 by dropping VUHS, 58-43. The Commodores were within eight at half, but Windsor standout Olivia Rockwood broke loose for 15 of her 18 points in the second half.
VUHS forward Kate Gosliga led all scorers wit 25 points, including hitting all 15 of her free throws, and Felicia Poirier scored six as the Commodores completed a successful season at 13-9.
Sophie Hatch, Amber Krumrie and Emily Rooney are the VUHS seniors.
In D-III on Friday, No. 1 Lake Region (19-2) outlasted the No. 9 Otters, 57-45. Tia Martinez scored 22 points for Lake Region.
The 10-12 Otters finished their season strong, and the setback snapped a five-game winning streak that included a big road win in the first round of the playoffs.
Livia Bernardt, Julia Eastman, Alia Edmunds, Mary Kingsley and Leah Pinkowski will graduate from the OV team.
On Wednesday in D-II No. 13 Middlebury fell to host No. 4 Enosburg, 58-33.
The Hornets improved to 18-3. Sophie Burns (18 points) and Allison Brown (13) led Enosburg.
Annie Andrus scored 10 points to pace the Tigers, who finished 5-16.
Only Phoebe Smith and Riley O’Neil will graduate from the young Tiger squad.
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