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Vermont H.S. playoff scores for Wednesday, Feb. 28: See how your favorite team fared

The 2023-24 Vermont high school winter season has begun. See below for scores, schedules and game details (statistical leaders, game notes) from basketball, hockey, gymnastics, wrestling, Nordic/Alpine skiing and other winter sports.

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WEDNESDAY'S H.S. PLAYOFF GAMES

D-III girls basketball playdowns

No. 7 Vergennes 69, No. 10 Winooski 37

V: Ashtin Stearns 16 points. Kendra Jackson 12 points. Ava Francis 11 points.

Note: Vergennes led 44-16 at the half.

No. 6 Bellows Falls 41, No. 11 Green Mountain 32

BF: Laura Kamel 15 points. Abby Nystrom 10 points.

GM: Karen Vargas 12 points. Colie Roby 9 points.

No. 8 Oxbow 54, No. 9 Randolph 35

No. 3 Richford 56, No. 14 BFA-Fairfax 19

D-IV girls basketball playdowns

No. 7 Leland & Gray 57, No. 10 Proctor 38

LG: Sam Morse 10 points. Maggie Parker 10 points.

P: Isabel Greb 20 points.

Note: Balanced Leland & Gray had eight players score in its playdown win.

No. 9 Poultney 35, No. 8 Mount St. Joseph 25

No. 3 Arlington 43, No. 14 Twin Valley 22

No. 6 Blue Mountain 41, No. 11 Rivendell 29

BM: Jordan Alley 19 points. Karli Blood 10 points.

R: Shaylee Carter 11 points. Colleen Hunderhul 11 points.

D-II boys basketball semifinals

At Barre Auditorium

No. 2 Montpelier 82, No. 6 Otter Valley 63

M: Carter Bruzzese 20 points, 5 steals, 4 assists. Carson Cody 17 points. Clayton Foster 16 points, 6 six rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals. Atif Milak 16 points, 11 rebounds. Hayden Lilly 9 points.

OV: Logan Letourneau 13 points. Connor Denis 12 points. owen Thomas 12 points.

Note: Down 39-24 at the break, three-time defending champion Montpelier exploded for 39 points in the third quarter to advance to its fifth straight title game. The Solons (20-3) erased that halftime deficit within four minutes of pressure.

D-IV boys basketball semifinals

At Barre Auditorium

No. 2 Grace Christian 65, No. 3 West Rutland 49

D-I girls hockey quarterfinals

No. 4 South Burlington 4, No. 5 Spaulding 2

SB: Hadia Ahmed 3G. Sabrina Brunet 1G, 1A. Ava Hershberg 1A. Taylor Tobrocke 24 saves.

SPA: Ellie Parker 1G. Ruby Harrington 1G. Gracie Lunt 1A. Rylee Pelletier 1A. Gabrielle Bock 21 saves.

Note: Harrington scored a power play goal on a wraparound to level the game at 2 early in the second period. Later in the frame, Ahmed fought off a defenseman on a break for the go-ahead tally, and then wristed in an empty-netter in the final 30 seconds of the third for the insurance goal — seconds after Tobrocke denied Spaulding on a kick save.

No. 3 Burlington/Colchester 6, No. 6 Essex 0

B/C: Holley MacLellan 3G. Camryn Poulin 3G. Annabelle Lekstutis 2A. Brooks DeShaw 1A. Hanna Coughlin 1A. Leah Boyd 19 saves.

E: Sophie Krauss 26 saves.

Note: MacLellan struck for her 100th career goal and Boyd pitched her sixth shutout this winter.

D-II girls hockey quarterfinals

No. 8 U-32 4, No. 1 Burr and Burton 3

U: Hannah Drury 2G. Chloe Pembroke 1G. Caitlyn Casavant 1G. Kellghan Miller 1A. Alex Pickel 1A. Addie Croteau 32 saves.

BB: Mai-Liis Edwards 1G. Carmella Livingston 1G. Katie Brownlee 1G. Kaelin Downey 2A. Abigail Kopeck 1A. Cyra Packer 11 saves.

Note: Drury scored the go-ahead goal with 4:04 left in the third period as U-32 upset No. 1 BBA. U-32 rallied from a 3-0 deficit.

No. 2 Hartford 2, No. 7 Stowe 1 (OT)

H: Zoe Zanleoni 1G, 1A. Emma Bazin 1G. Nella Bowen 11 saves.

S: Jackie Henderson 1G. Marie Zenth 28 saves.

Note: After Stowe sent the game into overtime late in the third period, Zanleoni scored at 5:27 of the OT period to lift Hartford into the semifinals.

No. 4 Missisquoi 3, No. 5 Rice 2 (OT)

M: Lilliana Fournier 2G. Rory Schreindorfer 1G, 1A. Addyson Longway 1 A. Emily Airoldi 2A. Jadyn Lapan 33 saves.

R: Cassidy Skoda 2G. Becky Penney 1A. Emeri Rasco 1A. Paige Johnson 27 saves.

Note: After Skoda leveled the game at 2 early in the third period, Fournier's wraparound goal at 3:49 of the overtime period sent MVU into the semifinals.

No. 6 Middlebury 3, No. 3 Woodstock 2

M: McKenna Raymond 3G. Lea Calzini 1A. Ruby Hubbell 19 saves.

W: Maggie Mello 1G. Hannah Gubbins 1G. Gracelyn Laperle 1A. Meredith Bremel 19 saves.

Note: After Gubbins scored a shorthanded tally for a 2-1 Woodstock lead through two periods, Middlebury's Raymond completed her hat trick with a pair of third-period goals less than three minutes apart for the upset victory.

D-I boys hockey quarterfinals

No. 5 Mount Mansfield 5, No. 4 Brattleboro 2

MM: Alexandre Romanko 2G, 1A. Owen Jones 1G, 2A. Garret Carter 1G, 2A. Owen Labor 1G. Gavin Cowan 1A. Finn Heney 1A. Lucas Parisi 16 saves.

B: Evan Wright 1G, 1A. Andy Cay 1G, 1A. James Fogley 33 saves.

Tied: Scoreless after the first period, MMU seized a 3-1 lead through two periods.

No. 2 Rice 4, No. 7 BFA-St. Albans 1

R: Preston Wheeler 1G, 1A. Griffin Seitz 1G. Tyler Russo 1G. Colin Banks 1G, 1A. Makenzie Owens 2A. JD Raleigh 1A. Oliver Quong 1A. Henry Monaghan 9 saves.

B: Logan Swainbank 1G. Colby Phelps 1A. Ethan Laplume 1A. Deagan Rathburn 40 saves.

Note: Rice erased a 1-0 deficit in the second period with a pair of goals in a 16-second span. Wheeler scored a power play goal in the third for a 3-1 Rice advantage.

No. 3 Burr and Burton 5, No. 6 Spaulding 0

BB: Jake Murnaghan 2G, 1A. Jack McCoy 1G. Max Brownlee 1G. Owen McGunnigle 2A. Bodie Smith 1A. RJ Volski 1A. Michael Hornby 16 saves.

S: Noah Long 29 saves.

Note: A three-goal second period sparked BBA’s quarterfinal win.

D-II boys hockey quarterfinals

No. 1 Colchester 4, No. 8 Middlebury 3 (2OT)

C: Brody Rassel 1G. Colton Lefebvre 1G. Gunnar Navari 1G. Adam Maher 1G. Ben Sherman 1A. Dylan Kerner 1A. Toren Burt 29 saves.

M: Kellan Bartlett 1G, 1A. Iver Anderson 1G, 1A. Landon Kean 1G. TJ Baron 34 saves.

Note: Middlebury tied it up twice in the third period before Colchester's Maher struck 52 seconds into the second OT to deliver the Lakers a walk-off victory into the semifinals.

No. 5 Harwood 6, No. 4 Milton 2

H: Eli Herrington 2G, 1A. Mil Lavit 1G, 2A. Owen Jones 1G, 2A. Luke LaCroix 1G. Owen Farr 1G. Sidney Ritzinger 2A. Griffin Nelson 2A. Andrew Achilles 18 saves.

M: Brock Bushey 1G. Brayden Welch 1G. Dylan Mitchell 1A. Tyler Larocque 1A. Keegan Thomas 1A. Noah Keeler 1A. Christian Gaudio 30 saves.

Tied at 2 after two periods, Harwood pulled away with a four-goal outburst in the third.

No. 2 Lyndon 5, No. 7 Stowe 1

L: Alex Giroux 3G, 1A. Jonathan Giroux 1G. Ben West 1G, 1A. Griffin Goodhue 2A. Tripp Roberge 1A. Konsta Jokio 17 saves.

S: Derek Baxter 1G. Ian Nolan 1A. Ashton Tibbits 1A. Liam Newhouse 24 saves.

No. 3 Hartford 5, No. 6 Woodstock 0

H: Lochlan Park 2G. Nate Clark 2G. Ezra Mock 1G. Nunu Mayer 21 saves.

Note: Hartford led 3-0 after two periods.

THURSDAY'S H.S. PLAYOFF GAMES

D-I boys basketball championship

At Patrick Gym

No. 1 Rice (20-2) vs. No. 6 Burlington (14-9), 8 p.m.

D-III boys basketball semifinals

At Barre Auditorium

No. 1 Hazen (19-3) vs. No. 4 Winooski (19-3), 6:30 p.m.

No. 2 Thetford (19-3) vs. No. 3 White River Valley (20-2), 8:15 p.m.

D-I girls basketball quarterfinals

Games at 7 p.m. unless noted

No. 8 Mount Mansfield (12-9) at No. 1 Champlain Valley (19-1)

No. 5 Colchester (15-6) at No. 4 Rutland (15-5)

No. 7 BFA-St. Albans (12-9) at No. 2 St. Johnsbury (17-3)

No. 6 Essex (13-8) at No. 3 Burlington (15-5), 5:30 p.m.

(Subject to change)

This article originally appeared on Burlington Free Press: Vermont high school playoff scores for Wednesday, Feb. 28