Gordon leads MUHS, Raymond leads VUHS in boys’ basketball action

ADDISON COUNTY — In boys’ basketball play in the latter half of last week, Middlebury, Vergennes and Otter Valley all picked up wins, but Mount Abraham came up short.
On Friday, Oakley Gordon scored 25 points for the second straight game, and the Tigers topped visiting Fair Haven, 71-49. Bryce Burrell chipped in 11 points as the Tigers improved to 5-3. Lucas Czarnecki scored 18 for the 1-7 Slaters. The teams will meet again in Fair Haven on Tuesday.
On Saturday, VUHS outlasted host BFA-Fairfax, 63-59, as Dylan Raymond poured in 28 points. Wesley Miedema (14 points) and Adam Gill (12) also chipped in as the Commodores improved to 9-1 at the season’s midpoint. They are unofficially in second place in the Division II standings according to the Vermont Principals’ Association rankings; undefeated Woodstock is first. BFA dropped to 5-5.
The Commodores are off until they play at Mount Abe on Jan. 20.
On Friday, the Otters avenged their opening loss to Mill River with a 64-40 victory. OV led by just two at the break, 28-26, but outscored MRU by 20-7 in the third quarter to pull away. The Otters hit 11 three-pointers in the victory, while John Winslow (19), Derek Aines (18) and Kai Norwood (18) combined for 55 points.
OV improved to 7-2 and will next host the Eagles on Friday.
On Wednesday, host Mill River cruised past the Eagles, 86-27. Tyrus Keith scored 12 for Mount Abe, which remained in search of its first victory. Next up for the Eagles is their Friday game at OV.

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