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Girls’ basketball: Commodores, Mt. Abe win; Tigers, Otters fall

ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes snapped a losing streak to highlight recent local high school girls’ basketball play. Elsewhere, Mount Abraham earned one big win, but lost twice, while Middlebury and Otter Valley failed to pick up victories.

The Commodores also hosted Missisquoi on Saturday; see story here.

COMMODORES

On Feb. 2 a Commodore rally fell short as visiting North Country prevailed, 47-40. The Falcons led by 15 at the half, but VUHS rallied to within three points before NCU pulled away in the final three minutes. Sabine Brueck’s 21 points led the 10-4 Falcons.

Felicia Poirier, Riley Dubois and Kyra Bradford all scored 10 points for the Commodores.

On Monday the Commodores bounced back from recent competitive losses and snapped their nine-game losing streak by defeating host Fairfax, 41-34. VUHS led throughout and held Fairfax to 16 points through the first three periods.

Poirier sparked the win with 23 points, 19 rebounds and seven steals. Gabby Jones score 13 points for the Bullets.

EAGLES

On Feb. 2 the Eagles knocked off previously undefeated Enosburg, 49-26. The Eagles led throughout and held the 11-1 Hornets to two points in the second period to lead at the half, 18-10, and then put the game out of reach by scoring 19 points in the third period.

Maia Jensen led Mount Abe with 20, Abby Reen had 16 points and six boards, and Payton Vincent grabbed seven rebounds. Lily Robtoy led Enosburg with nine points.

On Saturday host Spaulding coasted vs. the Eagles, 57-31. Autumn Lewis led three Tide teammates in double figures with 13 points, adding seven rebounds and three steals.

Reen led the Eagles with 11 points, and Madi Gile scored six.

On Tuesday visiting North Country outlasted the Eagles, 39-32, holding them to two points in the final period. Gile tossed in 16 points for the Eagles, who dropped to 9-7, while Sabine Brueck led the Falcons with 11.

TIGERS

On Feb. 2 host Missisquoi improved to 7-4 by edging MUHS, 41-39, in a game that was close throughout. Alex Brouillette (12 points) led MVU.

Ele Sellers tossed in 15 for the Tigers, adding 7 rebounds and four steals. Also contributing for the Tigers were Cady Pitner, with eight points and six rebounds, and Ivy Doran, with seven points, eight rebounds and five steals.

On Monday visiting Harwood (9-8) topped the Tigers, 43-34. Jillian Rundle led three Highlanders in double figures with 14 points. Sellers scored 16 for the Tigers.

On Tuesday visiting Enosburg (12-2) edged the Tigers, 46-40, as Hornets Alexis Kittell (12) and Emily Adams (11) combined for half their team’s points. Sellers scored 16 for MUHS, but the Tigers dropped below .500 at 7-8.

OTTERS

On Tuesday host Windsor improved to 13-2 by defeating the Otters, 55-38. The Jacks pulled away after leading by 27-22 at halftime. Elliot Rupp led their balanced attack with 14 points.

Alice Keith scored 12 to lead the 8-7 Otters. Brittney Jackson (eight points) and Elena Politano (seven) also contributed offensively. The Otters’ Feb. 4 game vs. Springfield was postponed.

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