girls' basketball

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball action earlier this week, Middlebury, Vergennes and Mount Abraham all picked up victories. Otter Valley (7-11) was scheduled to play at Springfield on Tuesday. No information was available on that game. OV will wrap up by hosting Woodstock on Thursday, and it looks like the Otters will be the No. 10 seed in Division III. The teams will play their final regular season games this week, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday morning. TIGERS On Monday the Tigers defeated host Milton, 44-27. Two...
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball action late last week, Mount Abraham stretched its winning streak by prevailing at home, Otter Valley picked up two victories, and Middlebury lost on the road. Vergennes also saw action with a pair of games; see story. Teams are entering their final week of the regular season, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will release playoff pairings this coming Monday morning. EAGLES On Thursday the Eagles outlasted visiting Colchester, 44-38. Chloe Johnston (15 points, six assists), Cami Masse (nine points, eight rebounds) and Abby Reen (...

EAGLE JUNIOR MARLEY Keith launches a short jumper during the Mount Abe girls’ basketball team’s victory over visiting Winooski on Monday. Both the Eagles and Vergennes posted wins that evening. Photo courtesy of Mark Bouvier
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball earlier this week, Vergennes snapped a losing skid, Mount Abe prolonged a winning streak, and Middlebury and Otter Valley were defeated. Next week will be the last in the girls’ teams’ regular seasons, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on March 2. COMMODORES On Monday the Commodores snapped a four-game slide by coasting at Milton, 53-26. Kate Gosliga led the way with 14 points, and Sydney Jewell and Felicia Poirier each tossed in 10 as the Commodores evened their record at 8-8. VUHS, in seventh place...
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham defeated visiting Vergennes in double overtime to headline local high school girls’ basketball play late last week. In other action the Eagles picked up two wins, while the Commodores, Middlebury and Otter Valley lost road games. VUHS-EAGLES The Eagles finally shook off the Commodores at the end of the second overtime period, 43-47, when Chloe Johnston and Abby Reen sank clinching free throws. The Commodores led by 18-10 in the first half, but a 9-0 Eagle run put them up by 19-18 at the break, and the teams traded the lead the rest of the way. It was 31-31 at...
VERGENNES — Visiting North Country got at least nine points from four players on Saturday and defeated the host Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team, 58-42. Falcon McKenna Marsh scored 13 points to lead the Falcons as they improved to 8-5. NCU hit seven three-pointers in its win. Kate Gosliga tossed in 14 points to pace the Commodores, who slipped to 7-6, but remained in 8th place in the Division III standings. VUHS heads on the road this week to take on D-I Mount Mansfield on Tuesday and Mount Abraham on Friday. The Commodores will be looking to sweep the season series with the...

EAGLE SENIOR GUARD Chloe Johnston goes high over Tiger defenders Cady Pitner, left, and Hannah Turner to get a shot off in the lane during Tuesday’s basketball game at Mount Abraham. Johnston scored 15 points in the Eagles’ victory Independent photo/Steve James
BRISTOL — Pressure defense by the host Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team proved to be too much for visiting Middlebury on Tuesday, when the Eagles forced 17 first-half turnovers and 28 total in a 45-21 victory. The 8-5 Eagles also showed signs of the more balanced scoring that Coach Connie LaRose has been seeking to support senior guard Chloe Johnston, especially now that it is official that sophomore forward Grace Harvey will not return from a Jan. 23 knee injury. Johnston still led the way with 15 points, but four other Eagles contributed between five and nine points...

VERGENNES SOPHOMORE FELICIA Poirier attacks the Middlebury defense in the Commodores’ 44-21 victory over the host Tigers on Saturday afternoon. Poirier scored a game-high 12 points for the Commodores. Photo courtesy of Holly Weber
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes swept games vs. Otter Valley and Middlebury to highlight local high school girls’ basketball action late last week. In other action, Mount Abraham split two games, OV bounced back with a win, and MUHS lost to a Division I foe. LOCAL RIVALRIES On Wednesday the Commodores staved off an OV rally to prevail, 51-46. VUHS used balanced scoring to lead by 14 in the second half. But OV senior Livia Bernhardt scored 13 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter, and the Otters also hit from behind the arc to slice the lead to two in the late going. Then Commodore Lauren Curtis...
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team on Monday rolled to a 52-34 victory over visiting Hazen. The Commodores improved to 5-4 with their fifth win in six games. VUHS outscored Hazen, 15-6, in the second quarter to take control of Monday’s game. Kate Gosliga led the attack with 19 points, and Felicia Poirier added seven. Alleigh Gaboree led Hazen with nine points. The Commodores were set to visit Otter Valley on Wednesday evening and will visit Middlebury on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

MOUNT ABE SENIOR Chloe Johnston drives past Commodore senior Sophie Hatch during in the fourth quarter of the Eagle girls’ basketball team’s 35-25 loss to VUHS on Thursday. Johnston sparked a late rally that fell short. Independent photo/Steve James
VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball Coach Billy Waller said Thursday was the first time in at least seven years that his Commodores had defeated Mount Abraham. But their 35-25 victory over the 6-4 Eagles didn’t look like a fluke. The Commodores smothered the Eagles with tough man-to-man defense, setting the tone by allowing two points in the first quarter. They forced 18 Eagle turnovers, led by seven steals from sophomore Felicia Poirier, and converted them into 18 transition points. They outrebounded the Eagles, 31-25, with senior Kate Gosliga hauling down 13 boards to...
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Colchester on Friday pulled away in the second half to earn a 38-26 victory over the Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team. The Lakers led by 18-14 at halftime and limited the Tigers to 12 points after the break. Jessica Laquerre’s 11 points led the Lakers. Cady Pitner posted 11 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Tigers, who are 3-6 heading into a Monday home game vs. Harwood.


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