H.S. roundup: MMU puts end to long losing skid

H.S. roundup: MMU puts end to long losing skid


H.S. roundup: MMU puts end to long losing skid



Snapping a 28-game losing streak, the Mount Mansfield Union High School girls basketball team dropped Winooski 39-17 on Monday night.

Lexi Mousley paced the Cougars with 11 points while Colby Knight collected 10 rebounds and five steals.

Winooski’s Amanda Nattress tallied seven points.

* Champlain Valley 57, Mount Abraham 34: Emily Kinneston scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half as Champlain Valley pulled away from visiting Mount Abraham.

Laurel Jaunich added 14 points and 13 rebounds and Amanda Beatty chipped in 14 for 6-0 CVU, which also beat Mount Abraham earlier this season.

Isabelle Brennan led Mount Abraham (4-2) with 11 points.

* Colchester 44, Vergennes 24: Despite just a 10 of 24 effort from the foul line, Colchester defeated host Vergennes.

Jackie Nagle (nine points), Alex Richard (eight) and Cassidy Wells (eight) paced Colchester.

Vergennes’ Taylor Paquette scored 13 points.

* Rice 46, Brattleboro 28: Gemma Cirignano scored 11 points and Rice built up a 21-13 halftime lead to beat Brattleboro at the Springfield tournament.

Hailee Barron added eight points and Carolyn Snell hauled in 10 rebounds for 3-1 Rice, which plays Hartford on Saturday to wrap up the Springfield tournament.

Brattleboro’s Arianna Harrison scored nine points.

* BFA-St. Albans 44, South Burlington 40: Andi Esenler knocked down four free throws in the final 20 seconds to secure BFA-St. Albans’ win over South Burlington.

Kim Howrigan scored eight of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter for BFA (3-1), while Esenler ended up with eight points.

Taylor Gloyd’s 10 points helped SBHS (1-4) come back from seven down to tie the game with a minute to go.

* Mount Anthony 71, Burlington 39: Mount Anthony opened the game with a 22-6 run and never looked back against visiting Burlington.

Eleven players scored for MAU (4-2), led by Brianna Legacy (17) and Madison Main (13).

Ilona Maher hit for 18 points and Norah Mitchell scored 11 for Burlington (2-1).

* St. Johnsbury 61, North Country 25: Severija Narkute racked up 20 points and dished out six assists to key St. Johnsbury’s win over visiting North Country.

Caroline O’Shea (six points, 10 rebounds) and Molly Fried (eight points) also contributed to the winning effort for St. Johnsbury (3-2).

Nicole Therrien’s nine points led North Country (1-4).

* Fair Haven 51, Middlebury 22: Jessica Stannard scored 15 points and visiting Fair Haven raced out to a 24-8 halftime lead in dropping Middlebury.

Julia Cluss led Middlebury (0-6) with seven points.

* BFA-Fairfax 44, Stowe 29: A 15-2 first-quarter lead jumpstarted BFA-Fairfax’s home win over Stowe.

Chace Carpenter struck for 16 points and Mikayla Sullivan added a dozen points for Fairfax.

* Thetford 63, Harwood 31: Shyann Josler racked up 17 points, seven assists and four steals in Thetford’s win over visiting Harwood.

Ella Chapman (13 points, nine rebounds), Michaela Pomeroy (10 points, six steals) and Jill Clark (10 points) also contributed for Thetford (6-0), which led 34-12 at the half.

Jennifer James connected on four 3s and finished with 19 points for Harwood.

* Williamstown 82, Northfield 37: Kimmy Gilbert racked up a double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds and visiting Williamstown dispatched neighbor Northfield.

Dani Jesmonth added 15 points and five steals for the Blue Devils (6-0).

* Richford 45, Peoples 23: A strong second half paved the way in Richford’s home win over Peoples.

Sarah Doe struck for 14 points and Gabby Coons added 10 for Richford (4-0), which led 19-10 at the break.

Boys basketball

* Rice 66, Rutland 53: Behind three big dunks in the first half, sophomore Kendrick Gray (23 points) powered Rice to a road win over Rutland.

James Wells added nine points and Matt Maynard had eight for 4-0 Rice, which led 36-22 at halftime.

Rutland’s Sam Brochu and Bailey Plante had 16 points each. Patrick O’Rourke tossed in 14.

* Burlington 78, Mount Anthony 62: Asmin Mostarlic and Josh Hale connected for 21 points apiece to fuel unbeaten Burlington’s victory over host Mount Anthony.

Bryan Vachereau chipped in 17 points for BHS (5-0), which saw a six-point halftime lead balloon to 11 points (62-51) heading into the fourth quarter.

Mount Anthony (3-2) was led by Alec Little (13 points), Sean Brundage (13) and James Levin (12).

* Mount Mansfield 62, Colchester 44: Alec Eschholz poured in 18 of his game-high 20 points in the first half to help Mount Mansfield build an insurmountable lead against visiting Colchester.

Kyle Adams added 15 points for the unbeaten Cougars (4-0), who also got 13 points out of Tinga Adiang.

Ricky Giroux scored 13 of his team-high 19 points from the free throw line for Colchester (3-3).

* Champlain Valley 44, Missisquoi 23: Champlain Valley ended the game on a 12-4 run to put away host Missiquoi.

Zach Evans, Brandon O’Connell and Lucas Aube tallied nine points apiece for CVU (2-2).

Cole Bevins led Missisquoi (0-5) with six points.

* Vergennes 64, Harwood 59: Brendon Huestis, Liam Hayes and Jarrett LaFleche provided unbeatable scoring balance for Vergennes against host Harwood.

Huestis totaled 16 points and Hayes and LaFleche piled up 14 points apiece to help the Commodores (1-2) win their first game of the season.

Wade Whitney scored 16 points and Cole Lavoie pitched in 15 for Harwood (0-2).

* Spaulding 55, Lyndon 47: Troy Evans scored 18 points and Spaulding used an 18-7 fourth-quarter edge to rally past host Lyndon.

Zach Rockford (17 points) and Josh Flory (13) also reached double figures for the Crimson Tide.

Axerre Ntabana led Lyndon (2-2) with 18 points. Nathan Lantz chipped in 11.

* North Country 51, BFA-St. Albans 45: Host North Country emerged with its first win of the season at BFA-St. Albans’ expense.

Matthew Duncan put in 14 points and Collin Myrick added 13 to pace the Falcons.

BFA’s Ryan Connor totaled 20 points and Matt Sanders tossed in 10.

* Mount Abraham 53, Otter Valley 50: Sawyer Kamman’s 3-pointer at the buzzer gave Mount Abraham its first victory of the season.

Kamman finished with 15 points while Travis Bachand’s 23 points and eight rebounds led the Eagles (1-5). Mark Jipner added 10.

Connor Gallipo’s 15 points and John Winslow’s 14 led Otter Valley, which rallied from a 14-point deficit after three quarters.

* Williamstown 76, Randolph 56: Hunter McLaughlin’s 27 points were the catalyst as Williamstown topped host Randolph in a battle of unbeatens.

Jason Manwaring (22 points) and Devin Duff (19) also had big games for Williamstown (4-0).

Nathan Gray scored 18 points and Ross Caswell added 14 for Randolph (3-1).

* Peoples 56, Twinfield 47: A game-high 22 points from Josiah Schrum weren’t enough as Twinfield fell to host Peoples.

Matt Bettis scored 13 points and Terrell Baker and Matt Allen added 10 points apiece for Peoples (3-1).

Merle Darling contributed 10 points for Twinfield (2-2).

* Springfield 48, Oxbow 31: An 18-10 third-quarter run helped Springfield gain the separation it needed to beat host Oxbow.

Jonny Ratel and Matt Thomson dropped in nine points apiece for Oxbow (2-1).

Boys hockey

* Essex 7, Rice 2: Nate Nelson pumped in two goals and two assists and host Essex skated past Rice.

Steve Morse and Zac Godin also scored twice and Brody Almeida added a goal for 5-2 Essex.

Colby Audette assisted on Jack Levinsky’s tally and scored his own goal to lead Rice. (2-5-1).

Essex’s Erik Short made 17 saves. Rice’s Jamie Cruickshank stopped 36 shots.

* Champlain Valley 6, Spaulding 1: Two of Brendan Gannon’s three goals came in the third period, helping host Champlain Valley put away Spaulding.

Thomas Samuelsen, Will Bernicke (assist) and Elliott Mitchell also scored for 8-0 CVU. Ryan Keelan and Patrick Pattison each handed out two assists.

Spaulding’s Jeff Roy scored and Ben Ferland made 35 saves. CVU’s Greg Talbert stopped 10 shots.

* BFA-St. Albans 6, South Burlington 3: Donald Muller’s hat trick helped BFA-St. Albans double up host South Burlington.

Matt Boudreau had a goal and two assists and Carl Laroe and Matt Needleman also scored for the Bobwhites.

Matt Baechle, Gabe Simpatico and Connor Bradley had the goals for South Burlington.

BFA’s Ben Thibault stopped 24 shots. Ben Greenstein and David Streeter shared the SBHS net and combined on 16 saves.

* Colchester 2, North Country 1: Jared Antoniak scored in the first and third periods and Colchester held off North Country at Jay.

Nate Marsh had North Country’s goal.

* Mount Mansfield 9, Lyndon 0: David Rosales collected two goals and two assists, Jackson Wright also scored twice and visiting Mount Mansfield used a four-goal second period to drop Lyndon.

Adam Oler (goal, three assists), Thomas Pierce (goal, two assists), Chris Fortin (goal, two assists), Ben Hoar (goal) and Travis Benson (goal) also contributed in MMU’s balanced attack.

Deryck Colburn made 40 saves for Lyndon.

* Harwood 6, Peoples 0: Ty Delphia racked up three goals and two assists to power Harwood past host Peoples.

Joey Raymond and Tyler Lamson notched their first varsity goals and Tom Belknap also tallied for Harwood, which led 4-0 after two periods.

Peoples’ Bannon Wright stopped 24 shots. Elliot Emberley worked a 23-save shutout for the Highlanders (3-3).

Girls hockey

* Essex 3, Missisquoi 0: Kathleen Young and Tiffany Barnes had third-period goals as visiting Essex pulled away from Missisquoi.

Melanie Theriault opened the scoring on a second period power play, and then later assisted on Young’s tally.

Vika Simons (three saves) and Victora Gibson (10) were in net for Essex (5-1-2).

Hannah Bockus made 24 saves for MVU (0-6).

* North Country 4, Hartford 2: Jenna Moss scored twice and host North Country outlasted Hartford in a game that had all the scoring in the final period.

Savannah Alberghini-Giroux and Whitney Bernier also tallied for the Falcons.

* Spaulding 3, Harwood 1: Jessica Scott and Julia Ormsby each notched a goal and an assist to provide the winning formula for Spaulding against visiting Harwood.

Emma Bedard potted the game-winner for Spaulding (4-2-1) at the 10:23 mark of the second period, bookended by Scott’s power-play goal 4:41 into the game and Ormsby’s third-period tally. Goalie Karli Chouinard earned the win by turning away 13 shots.

Katie Martin scored a short-handed goal and Siena Damon made 29 saves for Harwood (0-5).


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