In boys’ basketball, Commodores and Slaters both have big weeks

ADDISON COUNTY — Last week in local high school boys’ basketball play, Vergennes won twice to remain unbeaten, Fair Haven defeated both Otter Valley and Middlebury at home to remain undefeated, and Mount Abraham and OV dropped home contests.
On Thursday, the Commodores bolted to a 43-27 halftime lead over visiting South Burlington on the way to a 67-50 victory. Shep Carter and Zach Ouellette scored 15 points apiece, and Stanley Salley scored 14 and added 10 rebounds for VUHS.
On Saturday, VUHS hit the midway point of its regular season at 10-0 and swept its season series with Montpelier by beating the host Solons, 53-43, on the road. Salley (11), Ouellette (10) and Devin Hayes (10) hit double figures for VUHS.
On Wednesday, host Fair Haven defeated the Otters, 65-47. Ryan Kelley tallied a game-high 26 for OV, and Jim Winslow had six. Alex Fontaine led the Slaters with 16, Andrew Reid had 12, Scott Beljavskis scored nine, and Orwell’s Dakota Euber scored eight and assisted several hoops.
On Thursday, the Slaters edged the Tigers 59-55, to improve to 7-0 and drop MUHS to 4-2. MUHS led by a point with two minutes to go, but FHU took the lead and clinched the game on two Reid foul shots with 14 seconds left.
Jesse Dodge scored 11 of his 14 points in the third quarter to help the Slaters rally, and Fontaine scored eight of his 14 in the fourth quarter.
Connor Collins scored a game-high 19 points for the Tigers.
The Otters (0-7) also played on Friday, when they hosted Leland & Gray and fell, 52-46, in a game that was close throughout. Kelley scored 22, and John Winslow added 13 points and 11 boards.
On Thursday, visiting BFA-Fairfax (5-1) got past the host Eagles, 69-52. Ben Pomitcher’s 15 points led three Bullets in double figures.
Cody Alexander andNick Driscoll tallied 10 points apiece for the Eagles.
On Saturday, visiting Randolph earned a 57-47 victory over Mount Abe as Ghost Jacob Sprague scored 19. Sawyer Kamman led a balanced Eagle scoring night with nine points.
Mount Abe will renew its rivalry with VUHS on Tuesday, when the Eagles will visit the Commodores at 7 p.m.

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