Eagles, Otters net girls’ hoop wins

ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local high school girls’ basketball action, Mount Abraham split two games, Vergennes dropped a pair of contests, and Otter Valley swept a pair.

Middlebury also visited Mount Abraham on Saturday; see story on Page 1B. The Tigers also were scheduled to travel to Missisquoi on Wednesday.


On Jan. 27 host Enosburg improved to 11-0 by defeating the Eagles, 37-29. Emily Adams led the Hornets with 13 points.

Madi Gile scored 10 to pace the Eagles.

On Monday the Eagles got past host Colchester, 39-32. The Eagles led throughout as Abby Reen scored 18 points and Maia Jensen added nine. Mount Abe improved to 8-5 heading into a home rematch with Enosburg on Wednesday.


On Jan. 28 host Colchester defeated the Commodores, 41-29. Nicole Norton scored 18 points for the Lakers, while Felicia Poirier tossed in 19 to lead VUHS.

On Monday host North Country rolled to a 14-point halftime lead to defeat VUHS, 53-39.

Sabine Brueck led three Falcons in double figures with 14 points, while Poirier again scored 19 as the Commodores dipped to 4-8. The teams were set for a rematch at VUHS on Wednesday.


On Jan. 28 the Otters held on to edge visiting Hartford, 36-34. Alice Keith hit seven of eight free throws in the fourth quarter to help OV stymie a Hurricane rally.

Keith finished with nine points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots. Brittney Jackson and Emily Peduto each scored eight points, and Elena Politano’s five points included a key fourth-quarter hoop.

Hartford’s Elsie Davis led all scorers with 14 points.

On Tuesday OV won at Hartford, 52-34, shrugging off an early 11-2 deficit in the process, and outscoring the Hurricanes, 32-16, in the second half.

Politano (15 points) and Anna Lee (14) led the Otters. Peduto and Keith added seven and six points, respectively, as the Otters improved to 8-6.

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