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CVU defeats Vergennes

In high school girls basketball action this past Monday in Hinesburg Katie Edgerton and Allison Wettstein tallied twenty-two points apiece to lead Champlain Valley Union past the Vergennes Commodores 63 - 51. Edgerton had twelve rebounds to accompany her 22 points earning her a double-double. Katie Lavalette contributed an additional 12 points for 4 - 1 CVU. For the Commodores it was the Allison show. Allison Provost led the Commodores attack with fifteen points, while her teammate Alison Bourdon netted fourteen more for the 2 - 2 Commodores. Abby Benton contributed an additional 11 points in the losing effort for Vergennes. The Commodores fared a little better last Friday at home against Harwood. Benton knocked down 18 points to lead Vergennes past Harwood 46 - 26 for their second win of the year. Bourdon pumped in a dozen more for the victorious Commodore, while the 0 - 2 Highlanders were led by Kaitlynn Pitrowiskis nine points. In other girls action last Friday night in Bristol the Mount Abraham Eagles were busy defeating the Mill River Minutemen 49 - 31. Jill Huizenga and Shannon Jipner each had eight points and six rebounds to lead the 3 - 1 Eagles. Rebecca Day had 10 points to lead Mill River. In high school boys basketball action this past Saturday in Randolph Kevin Labas scored 23 points to lead his Mount Abraham Eagles past the Randolph Galloping Ghosts 61 - 40. Winning by just nine points at the break, Mount Abraham opened the third quarter with a 9 - 0 run, to increase their lead to a comfortable eighteen points. John White and Kyle Connolly pumped in 15 and 13 points respectively to pace the 1 - 1 Galloping Ghosts. Mount Abraham improved to 3 - 0 with the win. In other boys basketball action last Saturday the Vergennes Commodores fell to the Lyndon Vikings 81 - 71 in Lyndon. Logan Macomber drove home 32 points and hauled in 17 rebounds to lead the Vikings to victory in this offensive orientated contest. Jimmy Lau contributed nineteen points to the win and Patrick Conly provided an additional 17. Josh Carter led Vergennes with 21 points. The Middlebury Tigers were in action last Friday night in Duxbury, pulling off their second consecutive come-from-behind three point win to improve to 4 - 1 on the year. After coming from ten points down at home the previous Wednesday to defeat the Otter Valley Otters 55 - 52, the Tigers overcame a five point deficit to start the fourth quarter and defeat Harwood 53 - 50. After holding a 29 - 22 halftime lead, Middlebury was outscored by their hosts 19 - 7 in the third quarter, and found themselves trailing 41 - 36 heading into the final eight minutes of action. But behind a ten point quarter by Tucker Myhre the Tigers outscored Harwood 17 - 9 in the fourth to claim the 53 - 50 win. Myhre and Travis Betourney led the Tiger attack scoring 14 points each, with Bill Audet contributing an additional eleven points to the win. William Smith scored 14 points and Greg Mulheron added another 12 to lead the 2 - 1 Highlanders. When the Spaulding Crimson Tide and the Middlebury Tigers faced off in high school girls hockey action last Saturday in Barre something had to give. Both teams entered the game winless, and one of them, barring a tie would get their first win. After jumping ahead 2 - 0 in the opening period, Spaulding made certain they would be the team emerging victorious by putting together a 5 - 0 second period yo take a 7 - 0 lead heading into the third. From there they cruised to an 8 - 2 win, their first of the year. Samantha Magnan scored twice and Megan Hulbert had a goal and three assists to lead Spauldings attack. Julie Morris, Abbi Bailey, Alicia Laquerre, Crystal Hough and Georgia Woodworth added single goals for the 1 - 6 Tide. Gen Beloin and Emmy Hescock scored for Middlebury who fell to 0 - 6 on the year with the defeat.

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