The baskets weren’t quite falling Thursday night for the home team in its regular season finale.
The Colchester High School (CHS) girls’ basketball squad fell 51-24 March 11 to visiting Mount Mansfield Union (MMU) on the Lakers’ Senior Night.
Game at a glance
CHS was able to run the court in the early going, but the Lakers couldn’t utilize the fastbreaks to keep pace with the visitors as Mount Mansfield jumped out to a 14-4 lead by the end of the first quarter.
The Lakers’ offense picked up in the next stanza to keep the deficit at 10 come halftime -- senior Caitlin Beauvais drilling a 3-pointer during the frame to total 5 points in the second for her team to go into the break down 25-15.
The Cougars had a strong third quarter, however, as they outscored Colchester by 13 points to open it up. MMU then padded its cushion in the final eight minutes to secure the win.
- The Lakers move to 3-6 on the year with the loss.
- Prior to the game, CHS recognized and thanked its seven seniors: Taylor Dickie, Maelyn Sartwell, Emmakate O'Donnell, Hannah Lamphier, Caitlin Beauvais, Brooke Tucker, and Olivia Moore.
- Beauvais led the Lakers with a team-high 9 points while Ryleigh Garrow followed with 7. Tucker notched 4 points in the last home game of her high school career while Lamphier and O’Donnell also found the scoresheet.
- Colchester now awaits the pairings for the Vermont State Championship tournament to see who the Lakers will be facing in the playoffs and when that first round game will be. That announcement is expected to be made Sunday.