In boys’ hoop: VUHS, Mt. Abe both post wins

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham and Vergennes posted big opening victories to highlight local high school boys’ basketball play last week. In other action Otter Valley split two games, while Middlebury came up short on the road.
Mount Abe on Saturday coasted at Missisquoi, 80-42, behind a balanced attack.  Shain Sargent led the way with 17 points, and Logan Rodriguez (15), Jackson Counter (14) and Liam Kelliher (12) also reached double figures. Sean Powers scored 11 for MVU in the opener for both teams.
The Eagles are set to visit Mill River on Tuesday and then host Winooski on Wednesday.
On Thursday the Commodores debuted with a solid 56-39 home win over BFA-Fairfax. VUHS took the lead early, and senior forward Lance Bergmans posted 25 points and 11 rebounds to spark the Commodores. Ethan Sausville chipped in 10 points for VUHS, a total matched by Fairfax’s Ben Keogh.
The Commodores play at Fair Haven on Wednesday and host Otter Valley on Friday.
In Thursday’s first round of Proctor’s four-team tournament Windsor held off OV’s fourth-quarter rally for a 56-48 victory. The Jacks scored the game’s final eight points. OV had rallied from eight down to lead, 44-42. Dylan Mackie scored 14 to lead the Otters, and Josh Letourneau andTyler Rowe added 12 apiece. Seth Balch and Adam Stapleton scored 19 points apiece for Windsor.
On Friday the Otters bounced back to knock off Twin Valley, 49-38, as Mackie erupted for 25 points. Letourneau and Payson Williams chipped in eight points each as OV led most of the way.
OV hosts MUHS on Tuesday before visiting VUHS on Friday.
On Saturday host Enosburg used a dominant second quarter to build a 28-10 halftime lead on the way to a 51-36 victory over the Tigers. Noah Swainbank scored 16 for the Hornets in the opener for both squads, and Cody Pomainville led the Tigers with 11. MUHS will play at Mill River on Friday after its trip to Brandon on Tuesday. 

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