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Girls basketball teams net wins

ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes, Middlebury and Mount Abraham all picked up wins in recent local high school girls’ basketball action, but Otter Valley saw a short winning streak come to an end.

COMMODORES

On Dec. 30, the Commodores broke the game open with an 18-1 advantage in the second quarter on the way to a 53-18 victory over visiting Winooski.

Good defense and a balanced attack boosted VUHS. Ryley Dubois (13 points) and Felicia Poirier (10) reached double figures, while Kyra Bradford and Jasmine Little (eight each) and Kaelin Sullivan (seven) also contributed. Kiara Mack led Winooski with seven points.

The Commodores improved to 4-1. They were set to host a tough Division I Colchester team on Wednesday after the deadline for this edition, and have a date at North Country on Saturday.

TIGERS

On Dec. 30, the Tigers defeated host Montpelier, 56-51, evening their record at 3-3 in the process. MUHS bolted to an 18-4 lead after the first period and staved off a Solon rally.

Ele Sellers tossed in 19 points to spark the Tiger offense. Hannah Turner scored 11, and Makayla Swan added seven. Ireland Donahue scored 20 for Montpelier.

The Tigers were set to visit the Eagles on Wednesday, but that game was postponed due to COVID concerns. MUHS is scheduled to host Missisquoi on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

EAGLES

On Monday the Eagles rallied late to pull out a 41-36 victory at Burr & Burton and improve to 5-1. They trailed, 36-32, with two-and-a-half minutes to go before scoring the game’s final nine points.

Abby Reen made a layup to start the surge and then stole the ball, a play that led to a Madi Gile layup that tied the score. After a Bulldog miss, Maia Jensen sank a go-ahead three-pointer, and then Gile nailed down the win with two free throws with two seconds left.

Jensen led the Eagles with 13 points, followed by Reen (nine), Morgan Barnard (eight) and Gile (seven). Nevaeh Camp scored 12 for BBA.

The next game on the Eagles’ schedule is at Enosburg on Saturday.

OTTERS

The Otters had won two straight heading into a Dec. 30 home game vs. West Rutland, but the visitors pulled away in the second half for a 47-30 victory. Payton Guay scored 16 for West Rutland, and Arianna Coombs added 10 as their team improved to 5-1.

Alice Keith played well for OV and scored 13, and Anna Lee added five for the Otters, who trailed by just two early in the third period before the Golden Horde took charge.

The Otters’ home game vs. Fair Haven on Monday was postponed.

The 3-4 Otters are scheduled to visit Rutland on Thursday and host Windsor on Saturday.

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