EAST MONTPELIER – Opening up with three quick 3-pointers in the first half, No. 13-seeded Rutland earned an upset win over No. 4 U-32 in the Division I high school girls basketball playdowns Tuesday night.
Logan Boyle had 12 points to lead the way for Rutland (9-12) and Lauren Fabian added 11 points.
Rutland will move on to face the winner of the No. 5 Rice vs. No. 12 Colchester playdown, which takes place tonight.
Elizabeth Ksepka had 14 points for U-32 (15-5). Andrea Symonds chipped in with 10 points.
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• (2) BFA-St. Albans 40, (15) St. Johnsbury 22: BFA-St. Albans opened the first quarter on a 9-0 run and did not look back in a win over visiting St. Johnsbury.
Halle Sam-Boudreau paced the Comets (18-3) with 11 points. Kimmy Howrigan added eight and Jill Berno grabbed 10 rebounds.
Caroline O’Shea led the way with 12 points for Hilltoppers, who end the season at 5-16.
• (3) Essex 50, (14) North Country 28: Mychaela Harton dropped in 15 points and Essex went on a 19-0 run in the first quarter to advance past visiting North Country.
Alex Esposito added 10 points for the Hornets (16-5), who advance to face No. 6 South Burlington in the quarterfinals.
Abbie Santaw had six points to pace North Country, which finish the season at 7-14.
• (6) South Burlington 35, (11) Mount Mansfield 21: South Burlington shut out visiting Mount Mansfield in the fourth quarter and allowed only four points in the second half to pull away for the win.
Emma MacDonough had 14 points to lead the Rebels (15-6), while Kayla Gilding had five points, six rebounds and four steals. Sarah Fisher chipped in with six points, six rebounds and five steals.
Kayla Carew and Lillain Devereux each had five points for Mount Mansfield, which finishes the year at 9-12.
• (1) Lake Region 51, (16) Otter Valley 28: All 11 players on the Lake Region roster scored as the top-seeded Rangers beat visiting Otter Valley.
Tyrah Urie had 10 points to lead Lake Region (19-2), while Molly Horton had eight points.
Otter Valley finishes the season at 3-18.
• (2) Mount Abraham 31, (15) Hartford 24: Mount Abraham outscored Hartford 15-8 in the second half to pull away for the win.
The Eagles’ Emma Carter had 13 points to lead all scorers, while Dani Foran had four points, four assists and six steals. Mount Abraham moves to 15-6.
Karla Medina had five points to lead Hartford, which finish the season at 3-18.
• (4) Lyndon 58, (13) Randolph 30: Lyndon opened up an 18-2 lead in the first quarter and they cruised to a win over visiting Randolph.
Rylie Nichols had 15 points to lead the Vikings (15-6), while Madalyn Sanborn chipped in 12 points.
Mariah Rilling scored 12 points to pace the Galloping Ghosts (6-15).
• (7) Fair Haven 48, (10) Harwood 18: Jenna Alexander had 12 points to help Fair Haven to advance past visiting Harwood in the D-II playdowns.
Lexi Quenneville added 11 points for the Slaters, who move to 12-9.
Jennifer James had 12 points for the Highlanders, who finish the season at 8-12.
• (9) Milton 40, (8) BFA-Fairfax 34: Selena Patterson had 19 points to lead visiting Milton past BFA-Fairfax for a win in the D-II playdowns.
Milton moves to 9-12 and will face No. 1 Lake Region on Friday night in the quarterfinals.
Chace Carpenter had 12 points to lead the Bullets, who finish the season at 11-10. Carpenter finishes her BFA-Fairfax career as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,376 points.
• (6) Springfield 62, (11) Woodstock 35: Chelsea McAllister tallied 21 points and Springfield topped Woodstock.
Brooke Willey added nine points for Springfield.
Natausha Smallwood paced Woodstock with a dozen points.
• (12) Bellows Falls 41, (5) Rivendell 37: Hannah Kelly racked up 15 points as Bellows Falls pulled off the upset of Rivendell.
Molly Dufault chipped in with 10 points for the Terriers.
Jennifer Debois (12 points) and Tayo Ameden (11 points) to lead Rivendell.
• (1) Thetford 95, (16) Poultney 27: Michaela Pomeroy collected 40 points, six assists and six steals in 20 minutes as Thetford opened its title defense by rolling over Poultney.
Emily Emerson (14 points) and Kayla Gray (12) also contributed for the Panthers, tallied 60 first-half points.
• (2) Williamstown 75, (15) Northfield 37: Three players scored 12 points as Williamstown stayed undefeated with a win over Northfield.
Dani Jesmonth, Carissa Carrier and Sarah Bellevance each had 12 points for the Blue Devils (21-0), while Jamie Ducharme had 10 points.
Gabby Cicio paced Northfield with 12 points, Lydia Reed had 11 points and Rhiannon Page chipped in with 10. The Maruaders finish the season at 4-17.
• (4) Enosburg 36, (13) Hazen 22: Emilee Bose had 11 points to lead a balanced Enosburg attack to a win over visiting Hazen.
Enosburg advances to face No. 12 Bellows Falls, who upset No. 5 Rivendell, in the quarterfinals. Enosburg moved to 16-5.
Hazen, which finished the season 5-16, was led by Becca Whipple’s five points.
• (3) Richford 48, (14) Peoples 33: Hannah Gleason tallied 12 points to help Richford to a win over Peoples in the D-III playdowns.
Sadie Fuller added eight points for the Rockets, who move to 17-4.
Kaitlyn Newton had 10 points for Peoples, who end the season at 5-16.
• (5) Chelsea 42, (12) Concord 35: Cousins Sydnie Allen and Grace Kay powered Chelsea to the win over Concord.
Allen totaled 19 points and 12 rebounds and Kay put in a dozen points for the Red Devils.