Eagles, Tigers earn victories in local girls' basketball
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham and Middlebury each won twice to highlight local high school girls’ basketball play in the latter part of last week, when also Vergennes came up short twice at home and Otter Valley lost at Fair Haven.
On Wednesday the Eagles rolled to a 30-8 lead in the first half on the way to a 54-23 win over visiting Milton. Emma Carter (20 points and 15 rebounds) andJalen Cook (nine points and six rebounds) did the most offensive damage for Mount Abe.
On Saturday the Eagles shut down visiting Enosburg in a 41-17 victory. The loss dropped the 9-3 Hornets out of the top four in Division II and moved the 9-4 Eagles into third place, according to the Vermont Principals’ Association standings.
The Eagles held Enosburg to six first-half points and led by 17 at the break. Carter scored 20 again and added nine boards, and Abby Mansfield (six points and six assists) and Emma LaRose (five points and five assists) also helped spark the Eagle attack.
On Wednesday the Tigers earned a 50-32 victory over visiting Missisquoi. Keagan Dunbar tossed in 30 points and added 11 rebounds as the Tigers avenged an earlier road loss, and Shannon Sunderland chipped in eight points.
On Saturday the Tigers made it five wins in seven outings after an 0-6 start with a wire-to-wire, 50-41 win over visiting Winooski. Dunbar scored half of the Tigers’ points, while Ashley Sunderland scored seven to lead a number of other contributors.
Khadija Hussein, Amna Cicak and Lydia Nattress all scored 10 for the 6-8 Spartans.
On Wednesday the Commodores hung with visiting Mount Mansfield during a 12-12 first quarter, but the Cougars pulled away for a 44-33 victory. Kate Gosliga topped a balanced VUHS scoring sheet with seven points.
On Saturday visiting North Country remained undefeated in the Lake Division by defeating VUHS, 50-26. Kylie Wright (14) and Grace Giroux (12) led the 10-4 Falcons.
Brianna Vanderwey led the 3-11 Commodores with seven points.
On Thursday host Fair Haven improved to 13-2 by coasting past the Otters, 57-28. The Slaters, the first-place team in D-II, snapped a 9-9 tie after one period by outscoring OV, 23-5, in the second period, during which Ryleigh Coloutti hit four three-pointers. Coloutti finished with 16 points, and Kaleigh Brown and Adriana Dalto added 11 each for the Slaters.
Gabby Poalino paced the 3-9 Otters with 14 points.