girls' basketball

03/09/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — The local girls’ basketball season came to an end last week with quarterfinal setbacks for Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Otter Valley and a first-round loss for Middlebury. EAGLES In Division II on Saturday No. 3 seed Harwood (18-3) defeated the No. 6 Eagles, 57-31. Mia Cooper led the Highlanders, who led at the half by nine points, with 16 points and nine rebounds. Chloe Johnston paced the Eagles with 16 points. The Eagles finished 15-7 despite losing second-leading scorer and leading rebounder Grace Harvey to injury halfway through the season. On Wednesday the Eagles...
03/05/2020
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team dreamed all season of hosting the program’s first playoff game in more than a decade. And the Commodores made it happen, winning their final five regular season games to finish 12-8 to earn the No. 7 seed in Division III and the right to host No. 10 BFA-Fairfax, also 12-8, on Tuesday. Then Tuesday’s first half was a nightmare of 10 VUHS turnovers, Bullet offensive rebounds, and four threes and 14 points from Fairfax guard Jaycee Douglas. But a glimmer of hope for the home team came in half’s final minute, when a hoop in the...
03/05/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — The No. 9 Otter Valley Union School girls’ basketball team defeated host No. 8 White River Valley on Tuesday, in a Division III first-round playoff game. Also in D-III on Tuesday, No. 7 Vergennes hosted No. 10 Fairfax; see separate story. In D-II on Wednesday No. 6 Mount Abraham defeated No. 10 Lamoille, 52-30, while No. 13 Middlebury fell to host No. 4 Enosburg, 58-33.   Details of the Otters’ game at White River on Tuesday were not available. OV improved to 10-11, while White River, which played a less challenging schedule, finished at 13-8. The Otters will take on No. 1...
03/02/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — As the regular season wrapped up late last week for local high school girls’ basketball teams, Vergennes and Otter Valley extended winning streaks, Mount Abraham saw a winning run halted, and Middlebury lost on the road. The Vermont Principals’ Association announced playoff pairings on Monday morning, and first-round games will be played on Tuesday or Wednesday. COMMODORES On Thursday the Commodores defeated Division I host Colchester, 37-23, improving their winning streak to five games and their record to 12-8. They earned the No. 7 seed in D-III and will apparently host No...
02/27/2020
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...
02/24/2020
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
02/20/2020
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...
02/17/2020
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...
02/10/2020
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
02/06/2020
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...

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