Jackson Alexander may have only scored two points last Saturday in Vergennes when his Commodores faced off against the St. Albans Bobwhites, but those points were critical.
Alexander hit a lay up with just 19 seconds left, breaking a tie game and lifting his Commodores past the visiting Bobwhites 66-64. Josh Carter (21 points) and Connor Merrill (19 points) combined to score 40 points for Vergennes, who improved to an impressive 16-2 with the win. Their teammate Cam Curler contributed another ten to the win. Colin Thompson led the Bobwhites, who fell to 10-8, with ten points.
The same afternoon in Missisquoi Eric Colgan pumped in 23 points to lead his Thunderbirds past the visiting Middlebury Tigers 74-63. Dylan O'Brien and Ben Fournier added 18 apiece, and Kyle Lumsden contributed another 14 for the Thunderbirds, who improved to 8-10 with the win. Devin Bradford and Ross Gruber led the Tigers with 18 and 16 respectively.
Like the Tigers, the Mount Abraham Eagles suffered a road loss. Tyler Lafreniere scored 18 points, including the game winning jumper that lifted the Randolph Ghosts to a 55-54 win. Jon White contributed an additional 11 points for the Ghosts, who improved to 8-11 with the win. Mount Abraham was led by Corey Kimball with 19 points.
In girls action last Saturday in Colchester the visiting Middlebury Tigers totally dominated the hometown Lakers, handing them a 62-26 loss. Johanna Kelly paced the Tigers offense with 15 points, while Katie Ritter also reached double-digits, contributing another 11 to the massacre. Brittany Bissonette led the 4-10 Lakers with seven points.
Meanwhile in South Burlington the visiting Mount Abraham Eagles weren't enjoying themselves a whole lot. Kelsey Beynnon had 26 points and 19 rebounds to lead South Burlington to a 20 point, 52-32 win. South Burlington, who improved to 11-5 with the win, also got double-digit scoring from Natalie Wimett, who tallied an additional 15 points. Jade Dingler and Jennifer Loyer both scored 10 points for Mount Abraham, who fell to 7-9 with the loss.