Not content with a 12-point halftime lead, host Burlington hammered out a 21-9 run in the third quarter on its way to a 57-40 victory over South Burlington in boys high school basketball Monday in Buck Hard Gym.
Josh Hale racked up a double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds) for Burlington (15-2), which also got 13 points from Shaquane Cooperwood and 11 points from Asmin Mostarlic.
South Burlington (8-8) was led by Bryant Hinchcliffe (14 points).
* Mount Mansfield 56, Colchester 41: Mount Mansfield used a 15-6 fourth-quarter edge to pull away from host Colchester.
Kyl Adams paced MMU with 19 points and three 3-pointers. Sean Springer had 11 and Nick Bergeron put in 12 for the Cougars (13-4).
Regal Spencer and Erik Lagerquist each scored nine for Colchester.
* Spaulding 48, Champlain Valley 36: Troy Evans’ 17 points and edgesin the first and fourth quarters pushed host Spaulding to a victory over Champlain Valley.
Marcus Thornton added nine points and 14 rebounds and JT Blanchard also scored nine for Spaulding, which led 15-6 after the first quarter.
CVU’s Lucas Aube scored nine.
* Essex 53, North Country 48: Essex led by as many as 24 points in the second half, but North Country finished on a 15-3 run to fall just short of victory.
Essex’s Brad Snow scored 18 points to lead all scorers, while teammate Eli DeGrande contributed 13 points for the Hornets (7-10).
Connor Hogan’s 10 points paced North Country (5-10).
* Vergennes 58, Milton 44: Brendon Huestis scored 17 points and Vergennes led by as many as 33 points in the second half to run past visiting Milton.
Josh Benning tossed in 11 and Jarret Lafleche added 10 for Vergennes (8-9).
Ryan Nichols’ nine points were a high for Milton.
* Williamstown 72, Rivendell 53: Hunter McLaughlin tossed in 21 points, Devin Duff added 20 and host Williamstown ran its winning streak to 42 games at Rivendell’s expense.
Garret Poulin put in 14 points and Jason Manwaring recorded 10 points and 12 rebounds for Williamstown (15-0), which led 39-28 at the half.
Rivendell’s Luke Bell scored 16 points and Josh Marshall tallied 13.
* Missisquoi 64, Mount Abraham 34: Tyler Cooper collected a triple-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, powering host Missisquoi past Mount Abraham.
Sawyer Kamaan scored all nine of his points in the first half for Mount Abraham.
* Lyndon 59, Lamoille 34: Host Lyndon built a nine-point lead off the opening tip and kept the pedal down to beat Lamoille.
Jay Cobb’s game-high 15 fueled the win for Lyndon (12-4), which also received 12 points from Mason Lantz.
Blake Lambert led Lamoille (4-12) with 10 points.
* BFA-St. Albans 42, Middlebury 31: Shawn Humprey tossed in 13 points and Matt Sanders had 10 in BFA-St. Albans’ victory at Middlebury.
* Winooski 74, Stowe 66: Visiting Winooski used an 8-2 run in the fourth quarter to seal its win over Stowe.
Kyle Bigelow paced 12-4 Winooski with 20 points, while Eddy Lamson (13), Ali Omar (12) and Kevin Pham (11) also reaching double figures. Winooski also led 25-15 after the first quarter.
Peter Walsh dialed up 26 points for Stowe (6-9). John Levesque added 19 points and Rob Buonanno put in 16.
* South Burlington 47, BFA-St. Albans 37: On senior night, South Burlington opened a 10-point halftime lead to avenge an early season to BFA-St. Albans.
Sage Barton led SBHS with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Samantha Barrett added 10 points and six rebounds.
Kim Howrigan put in 10 points for BFA.
* North Country 37, Mount Mansfield 26: Morgan Greene tossed in a dozen points as visiting North Country defeated Mount Mansfield.
Colby Knight led MMU with eight points.
* BFA-Fairfax 45, Montpelier 16: Chace Carpenter’s 21 points and Mikayla Sullivan’s 14 were more than enough for host BFA-Fairfax to drop Montpelier.
* Mount Mansfield 5, U-32 1: Lauryn Hagerty broke a 1-1 tie in the second period, and her Mount Mansfield teammates responded with three unanswered goals in the third to cement a win over host U-32.
Hagerty and Molly Burke potted two goals apiece for MMU (6-11), while Audrey Scott lit the lamp once and Fiona-Rose Dulude made 19 saves.
Sydney Champine scored and Chloe Sairs made 27 saves for U-32 (5-11-1).
* Hartford 3, Rice 2 (OT): Morgan Boardman struck for the game-winner late in overtime to lift Hartford over Rice.
Jenna Lee and Morgan Steadman also tallied and Erin Hudson turned away 18 shots.
Rice’s Haley Boucher scored twice, including the tying tally that pushed the game into overtime. Pau Raunio made 19 saves.
* Rutland 3, BFA-St. Albans 0: Riley Yandow, Morgan Lamos, Kait Laroe scored goals as BFA-St. Albans won at Rutland.
Marina Nadeau and Haley Cooper combined for the shutout for the Comets.
Rutland’s Kelsey Eddy made 44 saves.
* Northfield 6, Brattleboro 1: Kristen Dukette rolled up three goals and one assist as visiting Northfield improved to 13-3-1 at Brattleboro’s expense.
DJ Doney (goal, two assists), Claudia Gee (goal, assist) and Cassidy Egberg (goal) also contributed. Markie Delude made four saves.
Brattleboro’s Alex Fellows made 53 saves.
* North Country 4, Missisquoi 0: Jenna Moss and Crystal Moss had first-period goals, setting the tone in North Country’s road win over Missisquoi.
Corrina Cota and Whitney Bernier sealed the win with third-period tallies and Mikaella Doran worked a 14-save shutout for North Country (10-7-1), which has won a season-high four straight.
MVU’s Hannah Bockus turned away 23 shots.
* Burr and Burton 7, Woodstock 0: Molly Dingley had two goals and host Burr and Burton opened to a 3-0 lead after the first period to skate past Woodstock.
Aggie Bisselle, Megan Gabher, Kristi Lewicki and Natalia Sowulewska each had a goal and an assist in the balanced attack for BBA (13-2-2).
BBA’s Emma Weinstein made 10 saves. Woodstock’s Stephanie Hendrick stopped 15.
* Missisquoi 6, Harwood 4: Jake Hubbard’s three goals included an empty-netter in the final minutes, lifting visiting Missisquoi past Harwood.
Zach Dezotelle tallied a goal and two assists, Collin Beyor added a goal and an assist and Ian Walsh stopped 18 shots.
Adam Lamson picked up two goals and Ty Delphia scored and handed out two assists for Harwood. Tom Belknap also tallied.
Harwood’s goaltending tandem of Dean Touchette (five saves) and Elliot Emberley (27) split time.