Girls basketball over Essex 39-38

Burlington 39, Essex 38: Visiting Burlington had a nine-point lead after three quarters and then held on to outlast Essex.

Koleigh Vachereau (16 points, eight rebounds, four blocks) and Lily Mitchell (13 points, six boards) paced Burlington (7-4), which opened to a 10-point margin after the first quarter.

Kylie Acker’s 13 points and Sarah Coulter’s 11 paced the Hornets (6-3), who missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

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