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It's high school girls' basketball tournament time once again, with several local teams looking to find their way to Barre and a shot at a state title.

In Division I and after enjoying a first-round bye, the number-one seeded Burr & Burton Bulldogs hosted number-eight seeded Hartford (13-8), easily knocking off the Hurricanes 51-37 in Manchester.

Jenna Hoffman and Sawyer DeVries led the way for the Lady Bulldogs with nine points each, while Logan Cavanaugh pitched in with eight points.

The Lady Bulldogs (now at 19-2) will next take on number-12 seeded St. Johnsbury, who recently upset the number-four seed CVU, on Saturday. ---------------------------

Also in Division I, the number-seven seeded Brattleboro Colonels won a close one, 41-39, in their first round match up with Spaulding,

Mariah Norcia led the way for Brattleboro with 11 points while Kelsey Gerino and Brianna Moore pitched in with eight points each.

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Staying in Division I, the number-three seeded Rutland Lady Raiders played their usual tough defense, knocking off number-six seeded South Burlington, 40-34, at Keefe Gym in Rutland. Liz Douglass led the way for Rutland with 17 points, while Meghan Ballard added 11 points and eight rebounds.

Rachel Crews led the way for South Burlington with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

The win put the Lady Raiders at 18-3 as they get ready to face number-two seed Burlington, who are coming in at 20-2.

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In Division II, the Springfield High School Lady Cosmos recently traveled to Bristol, falling 64-22 to number-seven seeded Mount Abraham.

Taylor Thomas led the way for Springfield with seven points, while Kayla Perham pitched in with six. Jen Loyer had a game-high 23 points for Mt. Abraham.

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In Division III, the number-five seed Green Mountain Union High School Lady Chiefs recently knocked off Thetford Academy, 64-40, in the first round. Julie Comstock led the way for the Chieftains with 12 points while McKala Benson and Emma Lisle pitched in with nine and eight points respectively.

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