Essex girls’ hoops took down Rice Memorial on Monday night, but it was much closer this time around.
The first time the teams met, the Hornets came away with a crushing 91-30 victory over the Green Knights.
Rice battled EHS in a back-and-forth effort at home, but the Hornets once again got the win, 56-48.
The Hornets improved to 13-3 following the victory.
Elsewhere in South Burlington, SBHS hosted Burlington in the “Fight Racism Game.”
SBHS erased a first-half deficit to take a narrow lead in the fourth quarter, but the Seahorses answered back with 15-straight points in a 62-49 victory.