JERICHO – Mount Mansfield scored the only points of the second overtime period to edge Rice, 44-40, on Friday night in the opening game of the season for both high school girls basketball teams.
Lexi Mousley led all scorers with 14 points for the Cougars (1-0), while Katie Estes chipped in with 13 points. Perry Willett neared a double-double with nine points and 16 rebounds and Devin Beliveau-Gale helped MMU gain an edge on the glass with 11 boards.
Jordan Lawrence had 11 points for the Green Knights (0-1) and Rachel Chicione dropped in nine points.
•Essex 46, North Country 38: Up by five at halftime, visiting Essex stretched its lead to as many as 15 points in its win over North Country.
Hannah Couture tallied 10 points to pace the Hornets (1-0), while Taylor Truax and Kylie Acker tossed in eight points apiece.
Carley Giroux netted a game-high 17 points and five steals for the Falcons (0-1), and Kylie Wright added 11 points and eight rebounds.
•South Burlington 59, Missisquoi 29: Elizabeth Khosravi scored a game-high 11 points to pace visiting South Burlington in a win over Missisquoi.
Allie Bosley and Emma McDonough each had nine points to help the Rebels open the season with a victory.
Taylor Devaney and Isabel Paquette both netted five points for the Thunderbirds (0-1).
•Burr and Burton 60, Mount Abraham 32: Four Burr and Burton players scored in double figures as the Bulldogs pulled away from Mount Abraham in the first round of the Kevin Riell Memorial Tournament at CVU.
Stephanie Boucher(17 points) and Tessa Roberts (14 points) each connected on three 3-pointers and Hannah Nicholson had 15 points for BBA (1-0).
Mount Abraham (0-1) was led by Emma Carter’s 17 points.
•Vergennes 53, Harwood 17: Outscoring host Harwood 18-3 in the second quarter, Vergennes built a 30-9 lead by intermission to roll to a season-opening victory.
Nikki Salley paced the Commodores (1-0) with 11 points and Sarah Porier-Thayer tossed in nine.
Maura Riley led the Highlanders (0-1) with five points.
•Lamoille 39, Lake Region 29: Eight players scored for host Lamoille and the Lancers finished on a 10-0 run to take down Lake Region in their season opener.
Katelin Collins led the way for Lamoille (1-0) with a dozen points.
Molly Horton powered the Rangers (0-1) with nine points.
•Mill River 52, Middlebury 39: Division III reigning champs Mill River started its title defense off with a win over visitng Middlebury.
Jessica Andy and Haley Hull each had 12 points for the Minutemen (1-0).
Keagan Dunbar led all scorers with 23 points and Hannah Buttolph added nine points and six rebounds for the Tigers (0-1).
•Hazen 43, Northfield 29: Letty Hill notched a game-high 11 points for visiting Hazen as the Wildcats trimmed Northfield.
Becca Whipple and Krista Sawyer added nine points apiece for Hazen (1-0).
Katie Lafaille also had 11 points for the Marauders (0-1).
•Burlington 79, Spaulding 58: Asko Mostarlic knocked down five 3-pointers en route to a game-high 27 points as Burlington cruised past host Spaulding.
Kevin Garrison chipped in with 16 points for the Seahorses (1-0) and Josh Hale had 14.
Matt Allen led the Crimson Tide (0-1) with 22 points while JT Blanchard (16 points) and Brandon Bedard (12) also netted double figures.
•Mount Mansfield 58, South Burlington 28: Ahead 22-7 at the break, visiting Mount Mansfield never looked back as it opened the year with a win over South Burlington.
Zach Reinhardt paced the Cougars (1-0) with 14 points and Will Bergeron netted 10, going 7-of-8 from the free throw line.
The Rebels (0-2) got a team-high eight points from Sammy Premsagar.
•Champlain Valley 70, Burr and Burton 43: Walker Storey pumped in 16 of his game-high 23 points in the first half as host Champlain Valley opened up a double-digit lead to beat Burr and Burton in the Kevin Riell Memorial Tournament.
Jed Morris tossed in 17 points for the Redhawks (1-0), going 11-of-14 at the line, and Reece Pawlaczyk added 10.
Carter Vickers led the Bulldogs (1-1) with 14 points and Cam Bunker put up 13 points.
•Colchester 65, Middlebury 51: Host Colchester padded its five-point lead by scoring 25 in the fourth quarter to break free of Middlebury.
Thomas Meadows powered the Lakers (1-0) with a game-high 26 points, including 13 in the final frame. Anthony Park went-8-for-8 at the foul line in the final period to tally 17 points
The Tigers (0-2) got 23 points from Jonathan Fitzcharles and a dozen from Trey Kaufmann.
•Colchester 1, Lower Canada 1: After Lower Canada struck with 23 seconds to go in the second period, Colchester answered with seven seconds left and the teams skated to a draw at Leddy Park.
David Cross scored the lone goal for the Lakers (0-0-1) and the assist went to Luke Dion. Jake Rocheleau finished with 19 saves for the hosts.
Lower Canada’s Giuliano Latella made 14 saves.
•U-32 11, Harwood 2: Michaela Bernier was one of two U-32 players to score seven points as the Raiders downed Harwood in the Dr. Butsch Tournament.
Bernier scored four goals and had two assists, while Madison Woodard found the back of the net twice and dished out five helpers. Cricket Basa added two goals and four assists and Megan Ryan also tallied twice for U-32 (1-0).
Lillian Zeidews notched two goals for the Highlanders (0-1). Allison Yandow had 39 saves in a losing effort.