North Country girls secure top seed, boys advance to semifinals

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Photos by Pam Wade.

NEWPORT — The NCUHS basketball teams are making a strong showing in their respective divisions.

The varsity girls basketball team (18-2) secured the top seed in the upcoming D2 playoffs with a dominant 59-26 victory over Lyndon Institute on Saturday. Aaliyah Wilburn’s season-high 20 points led the team, supported by Addie Nelson with 10 points and Maya Auger with 9. Playoff brackets will be released Sunday.

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The JV girls basketball team also finished their season on a high note, defeating Lyndon 35-22. Ava Patten was the top scorer with 16 points.

The No. 4 boys basketball team advanced to the D2 semifinals with a convincing 76-56 win over No.5 Fair Haven in Friday’s quarterfinal. Haidin Chilafoux was the standout player with a season-high 35 points, while Hayden Boivin and Brayden Pepin each contributed 15 points.

The Falcons will face No.1 Hartford on Monday, Feb. 26, at the Barre Auditorium at 8:15 p.m

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