Eagles top VUHS to highlight girls’ hoop
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham defeated Vergennes on Saturday to highlight local girls’ basketball play between Jan. 19 and 25. In other games, the Eagles and Middlebury each split two close contests, while Otter Valley took two out of three.
MUHS also visited VUHS on Tuesday.
In Saturday’s northern Addison County showdown, the host Eagles bolted to a 27-12 halftime lead on the way to a 48-29 victory over the Commodores.
Maia Jensen led Mount Abe with 20 points, Laura Bonar contributed nine points and seven rebounds, and Madi Gile chipped in five rebounds, five assists and four steals. The Eagles improved to 6-3 heading into a Tuesday home game vs. Colchester.
Felicia Poirier paced the Commodores with 13 points. VUHS dropped to 4-5 with MUHS on the way to visit on Tuesday.
On Jan. 19, visiting Missisquoi edged the Eagles, 36-35, when Annie Brouillette hit a corner three on an inbounds play as time expired. It was the T-Birds only three-pointer of a back-and-forth game.
Mount Abe’s Jensen scored a game-high 13 points, and Gile added nine.
On Monday the Eagles outscored visiting Colchester, 11-4, in the fourth quarter to rally for a 38-36 victory.
Jensen led the way with 15 points, five rebounds and five steals; Gile contributed eight points and seven boards; and Lucy Parker added eight points for the Eagles as they improved to 7-3.
On Jan. 19, host Enosburg remained unbeaten by topping the Commodores, 43-31. Emily Adams led a balanced Hornet attack with 14 points. Poirier tossed in 16 points for VUHS.
On Jan. 19, the Tigers edged visiting Colchester, 32-31, in a defensive battle. Ele Sellers (14 points, 10 rebounds, four steals), Cady Pitner (10 points, including a late tie-breaking three-pointer, and eight rebounds) and Ivy Doran (five points, five rebounds) supplied enough offense to help MUHS come out on top.
On Saturday, host North Country prevailed in another defensive struggle, 38-33. The Tigers trailed at the half, 15-7, but rallied in the second half, when Sellers scored 16 of her 18 points.
Sabine Brueck also scored 18 points for North Country.
The Tigers dropped to 5-5 heading into their Tuesday visit to VUHS.
On Jan. 19, host Windsor blitzed the Otters, 81-34. Reese Perry led four Jacks in double figures with 22 points. Anna Lee and Brittney Jackson each scored 13 for the Otters.
On Jan. 20, the Otters bounced back to edge visiting Burr & Burton, 35-33, when Alice Keith hit both ends of a late game one-and-one free throw opportunity to supply the winning points.
Keith led OV with 15 points, and Emily Peduto added 12. They and Jackson keyed OV on defense. Josie Powers led the Bulldogs with 11 points.
On Tuesday, the Otters topped host Woodstock, 58-40, to improve to 6-6. OV led after one period, 7-4, and then erupted for 30 points in the second quarter to take charge
Keith (16 points) and Elena Politano (11) led the OV attack.
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