Otter Valley the only winner in area boys’ basketball action
ADDISON COUNTY — Only Otter Valley won as all four local union high school boys’ basketball teams saw action on Tuesday.
The Otters snapped a 36-36 tie after three periods to defeat Poultney, 49-40, in the consolation game of Mount St. Joseph’s Tip-Off Tournament. John Winslow’s 25 points and a fullcourt press were key for OV as the Otters pulled away to even their record at 1-1 against 0-2 Poultney.
In Middlebury, Fair Haven hit enough free throws in the fourth quarter to ice a 40-32 win in a defensive battle vs. the Tigers in the opener for both squads.
Cameron Hughes (12 points) and Alex Fontaine (11) hit double figures for the Slaters. Cullen Hathaway’s 10 points led the Tigers.
At Mount Abe, visiting Mill River (1-1) cruised to a 73-43 victory as three Minutemen struck for double figures.
Post player Mark Jipner led the 0-2 Eagles with 10 points.
VUHS suffered its first loss since the 2012 D-II final, 63-45 to visiting BFA-Fairfax (2-0). Game details were unavailable. The Commodores play at South Burlington on Thursday and host Montpelier at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
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