WINOOSKI – Winooski used a third-quarter runto pull away from Vergennes and open the season with a 49-39 win in high school girls basketball on Wednesday night.
Mariah Metivier led the Spartans (1-0) with 17 points and Niki Dang chipped in with nine points.
Sally Nikkilette had 14 points to pace the Commodores (1-1).
•Rice 49, Rutland 39: Rice opened up a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and did not look back in a win over visiting Rutland.
Lisa Sulejmani led the Green Knights (2-1) with 19 points, while Jordan Lawrence netted 12.
Jessica Cassarino, Elisa Magro and Alyssa Sabotka each had eight points for the Raiders (0-2).
•Mount Abraham 54, Missisquoi 21: Ahead 32-9 by halftime, host Mount Abraham stormed to a rout of Missisquoi.
Emma Carter pumped in 20 points to lead the Eagles (1-2), Dani Forand knocked down four 3-pointers to finish with 12 points and Jesse McKean dished out eight assists.
Olivia Reynolds led the Thunderbirds (0-3) with 10 points.
•Enosburg 48, Lamoille 40: Enosburg outscored host Lamoille by 10 in the third quarter to break free from a 20-20 halftime tie and pick up the victory.
Kalie Chamberlain led the Hornets (1-0) with 15 points –– 13 in the second half –– and Emilee Bose added a dozen.
Katlin Collins paced the Lancers (1-1) with 15 points.
•Peoples 50, Harwood 28: Beronica Tatro’s double-double of 24 points and 18 rebounds powered host Peoples (1-0) past Harwood.
Cailyn Marino put up 12 points for the Highlanders (0-2), who were outscored 28-15 after halftime.
•Williamstown 24, BFA-Fairfax 21: Erasing a 10-7 halftime deficit, Williamstown clawed its way back for a narrow win over visiting BFA-Fairfax.
Jayme Ducharme led the Blue Devils (2-0) with seven points and eight rebounds.
Macy McNall put up a game-high 12 points to lead the Bullets.
•Lyndon 58, Hazen 45: Lyndon held off a late surge from host Hazen to grab a win.
Jade Berry led the way for the Vikings (1-0) with 24 points and Riley Boivin chipped in with 10 points.
Becca Whipple had 14 points to pace Hazen (1-1).
•BFA-St. Albans 63, North Country 60: Tyler Tatro went 8-for-10 from the free throw line to help BFA-St. Albans seal a win over North Country.
Tatro had 21 points, including three 3-pointers, to pace the Bobwhites (1-2) and Jens Verderber scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double.
Trey Azur and Aidan Hogan each knocked in 15 points for the Falcons.
•Mount Anthony 82, Middlebury 56: Jonas Parker pumped in 32 points as visiting Mount Anthony rolled past Middlebury.
The Patriots (2-0) led 48-28 at halftime and got double figures from Matthew Anderson (13), Tyler Champagne (12) and Damon Burgess (10).
Nick Holmes and Ryan Miller netted 14 points apiece to lead the Tigers, while Trey Kaufmann chipped in with 12 and Jonathan Fitzcharles had 10.
•Missisquoi 33, Enosburg 30: Host Missisquoi used a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter to rally for a win against Enosburg.
With the Thunderbirds up 31-30 with less than 20 seconds to play, Nick Cutting nabbed a steal and hit two free throws to ice the result.
Cutting finished with six points, while Austin Sullivan paced Missisquoi with 13 points and Richard Walker tossed in eight points and eight rebounds.
Caleb Laroche led the Hornets with 16 points.
•Milton 2, North Country 1: Milton struck for two goals just over a minute apart in the third period to earn a comeback win over visiting North Country.
Andrew McQuinn scored for the Yellowjackets to tie the game at 1, then Zach Rabtoy scored with just three minutes to play to put the hosts on top.
Brendan Green dished out the assist on the gamewinner and Eric Roy stopped 23 shots for Milton (2-0).
Ben Sykes gave the Falcons (1-1) the lead with a goal in the first period and Dana March made 23 saves.
•Woodstock 3, Hartford 1: Steven Townley found the back of the net twice to help Woodstock past host Hartford.
Braden McCartny also scored for the Wasps (2-0) and Jason Drebber made 19 saves.
Gavin Shropshire had the goal for the Hurricanes (1-1), while Richie Morrill had 30 stops.
•Spaulding 5, U-32 1: Denver Heath pumped in a hat trick and added an assist to fuel host Spaulding’s win over U-32.
Ryan Allen (assist) and Luke Krupa also scored for the Crimson Tide (1-2) and Justin Laperle stopped 18 shots.
Colby Brochu scored for the Raiders (0-1) and Connor Carbo made 31 saves.
•BFA-St. Albans 4, Mount St. Anne (Que.) 4: Hunter Kirouac popped in two goals for host BFA-St. Albans drew with Mount St. Anne.
Sam Shorey logged a goal and three assists, Zach Savage also scored and Matt Needleman dished out three assists. Ben Thibault finished with 18 saves for the Bobwhites (0-0-1).
Marc-Antoine Volence stopped 21 shots for MSA.
•Stowe 4, Harwood 0: Visiting Stowe struck twice in the second and third periods to blank Harwood.
Chad Haggerty led the way with two tallies, Max Carr added a goal and two assists and Jacob Walker (assist) also scored. Kristian Viljanen stacked up 29 saves in the shutout.
Dean Touchette turned away 19 shots for the Highlanders.
•Northfield 7, St. Johnsbury 1: Scoring four times in the third period, host Northfield cruised past St. Johnsbury.
Cory Doney (two assists) pumped in four of the goals while Garrett Bean had a hat trick, and Jackson Clayton and Eric Gerdes each had four assists. Matthew Aubut made 18 saves for the 2-0 Marauders.
Mihail Sourgiadakis scored for the Hilltoppers, while Tyler Vasinek and Chris Sourgiadakis split time in net.
•Mount Mansfield 2, South Burlington 1: Lauren Hagerty’s second period goal became the eventual game-winner as Mount Mansfield edged South Burlington.
Jackie Ryan had the other tally for the MMU-CVU co-op team and Anna Burke tallied an assist. Fiona Dulude earned the win net for the Cougars (1-1).
Emma Havers scored for the Rebels (1-1), while Claire Wright and Casey Johnson each earned an assist.
•U-32 5, Burlington/Colchester 3: Down four goals, Burlington-Colchester staged a comeback but it was not enough as the hosts fell to U-32.
Cricket Basa had a goal and an assist for the Raiders (2-0), while Michaela Bernier, Megan Ryan, Nell Peterson and Chloe Schiff each chipped in with a score. Chloe Sairs had 22 stops.
Dakota Bilodeau had two goals for the Sealakers (1-1) and Tatum Vachereau also scored. Jenna Blondin made 37 saves.
•Rice 12, North Country 1: Michaela Sorgione and Anisa Tarrant each had two goals and two assists as Rice skated to a win over host North Country.
Clare Sheahan added two tallies for the Green Knights and Paz Ravino made nine saves.
Savannah Alberghini-Giroux scored the lone goal for the Falcons (0-2), while Haley Allen and Erica Bogar combined for 27 saves.
•Essex 4, BFA-St. Albans 1: Amanda Sinkewicz and Bailey Gaskill each had a goal and an assist for host Essex in a win over BFA-St. Albans.
Francesca Martin and Maddy Young also scored for the Hornets (2-0), while Olivia Miller-Johnson, Hannah Palmer and Kaitlyn Butkus each had an assist.
Lissie Hill scored for the Comets (0-1), with Emma Hill earning the helper.
Vika Simons had 27 saves for Essex, while Jessica Giroux had 10 stops for BFA.
•Rutland 5, Burr and Burton 1: Ella Beraldi and Angelina Tommola both scored their first varsity goals in Rutland’s win over visiting Burr and Burton.
Meghan Hamilton (two goals) and Sylar Roberts also tallied for the Raiders (1-1), while Caitlin Laird and Kailie Matteson each had two assists. Carolyn Laird earned the win with 18 saves.
Molly Dingley stopped 31 shots in for the Bulldogs (1-2) and Natalia Sowulewska had the goal.
•Middlebury 2, Plattsburgh (N.Y.) 2: Middlebury’s Abby Gleason and Helen Anderson scored in the third period as the Tigers salvaged a draw with host Plattsburgh.
Rowan Hendy made 24 saves for the Tigers, while Corrine Smith stopped 22 shots for Plattsburgh.