Girls’ hoop roundup: Eagles are only local victor

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham rolled past Middlebury to highlight local high school girls’ basketball action late last week. In other games, South Burlington continued its late-season surge by defeating Vergennes, while Otter Valley’s Friday home date with Leland & Gray was postponed until Feb. 28.

The Division II Otters are 6-7 after winning two of their past three games, all against D-I foes. They are scheduled to host Springfield on Tuesday and visit Fair Haven on Friday.


On this past Thursday, the Eagles coasted past host MUHS, 50-15, for their second solid win over the Tigers this winter. Lizzie Huizenga and Ashlie Fay led a balanced attack with 12 points apiece as the Eagles improved to 14-1 and held onto first place in D-II by a slim quality-point margin over U-32 (15-1) and BFA-Fairfax (14-1).

The Eagles host 1-12 Missisquoi on Monday, and then face a key test at D-I South Burlington (9-5) on Friday. The Rebels have won seven straight, including by 52-48 in Bristol.

The loss snapped the 3-10 Tigers’ three-game winning streak. Tiffany Danyow’s nine points led MUHS, which plays at South Burlington on Monday before hosting Milton on Thursday.


Also on Thursday, South Burlington cruised at VUHS, 41-13, as Allie Flaherty tallied 17 points. Nikki Salley scored four points for the Commodores.

VUHS (2-12) will host another D-I Lake Division team, Colchester, on Tuesday, and then will seek a season’s sweep of Mount Mansfield at home on Friday.

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