Area boys’ basketball teams out of playoffs
ADDISON COUNTY — The local high school boys’ basketball season came to an end on Tuesday, when all four area teams came up short in first-round playoff games.
In Division I, three-time defending champion Rice, the No. 2 seed, coasted past No. 15. Middlebury, 68-19. The Green Knights outscored Middlebury by 24-2 in the second quarter and led at the half, 43-6.
Kam Farris scored 20 points to lead the 18-3 Green Knights. No Tiger scored more than four points as MUHS, which had closed the regular season strong with three wins in four outings under first-year coach Kyle Lussier, finished 6-14.
Despite falling behind by 12-3 in its D-II first-round game, No. 15 Otter Valley played the closest game among the local squads, falling to No. 2 Lyndon 60-42.
Luka Grubic led three Vikings in double figures with 16 points as Lyndon improved to 15-6.
Josh Letourneau scored 11 points to lead the Otters as they finished at 4-17, a record that included wins over MUHS and Mount Abe.
D-II top seed U-32 defeated visiting No. 16 Mount Abraham, 67-40. Jackson McCoy led the 18-3 Raiders with 22 points, and U-32 took control with a 20-8 first quarter.
Jackson Counter scored 14 points to pace the Eagles.
Enosburg (15-6), the No. 6 seed in D-II, ended a season that began with high hopes for No. 11 Vergennes, 54-22. Hornet standout Calvin Carter scored 18 and the Hornet defense frustrated the Commodores, who finished at 8-13 with four straight setbacks.
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