Tigers sting Yellow Jackets

Eli Cohen pumped in 16 points last Friday in Milton to lead the Middlebury Tigers to a 57-45 win over the Milton Yellow Jackets in boy's high school basketball. Will Pitkin contributed an additional 10 for the Tigers, who improved to 9-3 with the win. Corey Chase and Mike Bordeaux led the 2-8 Yellow Jackets with 12 and 11 points respectively.

In girls basketball the Vergennes Commodores played back-to-back nights last weekend, getting their second win of the year over Missisquoi, after losing their seventh of the year at home against Mount Mansfield on Friday night.

Sara Church scored 16 points to lead Mount Mansfield to an easy 48-23 win in Vergennes last Friday evening. Erin Simm contributed another seven to the Cougar win. Danni Stapleford and Brittany Quattrocci had six apiece for the 1-7 Commodores.

But Vergennes did improve to 2-7 the very next day in Swanton when Allison Provost poured in 15 points to lead them past the Missisquoi Thunderbirds 43-36. Casey Boucher and Grace Parks led the Thunderbirds in defeat with nine points apiece.

The Middlebury Tigers girls team were in action on the road last Saturday, in South Burlington, where the Rebels put together a 12-4 fourth quarter to hold off the Tigers 48-38. Kelsey Beynnon scored 23 points, hauled in 18 rebounds and blocked five shots to lead the Rebels. She was aided by Natalie Wimett who contributed another 13 points for South Burlington, who improved to 7-4 with the win. Katie Ritter recorded 18 points in defeat for Middlebury.

Tigers dramatic comeback nets win

The Middlebury Tigers boys high school hockey team got a huge win last Saturday in Middlebury when they came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Montpelier Salons 3-2.

Dylan Newton led the Tiger comeback by scoring a pair of goals, and Cooper Thompson scored the game winner late in the second period. Goalie Craig Camara preserved the win with a dozen saves for the 9-3-2 Tigers. Shane Smith scored both goals for Montpelier, while their net minder Bennett Augustoni kept them in the game by stopping 32 shots.

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