Boys’ basketball: Commodores, Otters victorious; Eagles bested

ADDISON COUNTY — In recent high school boys’ basketball action, Vergennes posted a pair of wins to remain undefeated, Otter Valley won to move three games over .500, and Mount Abraham dropped a road contest.
Middlebury (3-2) was idle; the Tigers will host Rutland on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the Commodores used a 19-point fourth quarter to pull away from winless host Harwood, 52-37. Adam Gill (17 points) and Liam Hayes (nine) led the scoring table as VUHS improved to 6-0 and maintained first place in Division II.
On Dec. 23 VUHS knocked visiting BFA-Fairfax from the unbeaten ranks, 53-38. Another strong fourth quarter proved pivotal: The Commodores outscored the Bullets, 17-9, over the final eight minutes to pull out the win.
Josh Lorrain scored 15 points to lead VUHS, while Gill score all 14 of his points in the second half as VUHS knocked off the 5-1 Bullets.
The Commodores host Harwood on Saturday at 1 p.m.
On Dec. 22, OV topped visiting West Rutland, 59-47, behind the scoring of John Winslow (22 points) and Derek Aines (14).
The Otters were set to travel to Green Mountain on Tuesday after the early deadline for this issue of the Independent, and then will face two local teams. OV will visit the Eagles at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and the Tigers at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
On Dec. 23, host Randolph improved to 4-0 with a 64-40 win over the Eagles. Ty Combs scored 12 points to lead the Mount Abe offense.
The Eagles were set to visit Winooski on Tuesday before hosting OV on Saturday. 

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