Local basketball teams pick up victories
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury, Otter Valley and Mount Abraham all picked up victories in recent boys’ basketball action.
Vergennes was idle earlier this week, but will visit OV on Friday.
The Tigers also hosted the Otters on Tuesday; see story on Page 1B.
On Saturday the Tigers erupted in the second half to pull away from Enosburg in a 66-45 victory. Enosburg trailed by one in the second quarter, but the Tigers scored the final six points of the first half and then coasted after the break to make Coach John Howe a winner in his MUHS debut.
Spencer Cadoret sank five threes on the way to a 21-point night for MUHS, and Parker Beatty filled up the stat sheet with 18 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals. Tyler Buxton added eight points and five boards, and Zach Dunn (seven points, four assists, four steals) and Tim Goettelmann (seven boards and four assists) rounded out a productive night for the Tiger rotation players.
Ethan Williams scored 14 points and Dylon Murphy added 10 for Enosburg.
On Friday the 2-0 Otters pulled away from a 43-43 tie to defeat Proctor, 59-50, in the championship of Proctor’s tip-off tournament.
The 1-1 Phantoms lead at halftime, 29-17, but OV cut the lead to 40-38 entering the fourth and then took charge. OV’s Delshon Norwood drove for two and then hit two straight threes to snap the final tie and make it 46-43. Norwood finished with 13, Dylan Mackie scored 22, and Patrick McKheigan added 14.
Brennon Crossmon scored 21 for the 1-1 Phantoms, and Joe Valerio contributed 10 assists and 10 rebounds. Conner McKearin added nine points and Nate Greb seven.
On Monday Mount Abe over-ran host Winooski 76-30. The Eagles already led at the half, 29-13, when they used strong defense to create turnovers and instant offense to outscore the Spartans, 31-13, in the third period.
Liam Kelliher tossed in 17 of his game-high 24 in the quarter for the Eagles, and Parker Hines (12) and Logan Rodriguez (10) also reached double figures for Mount Abe, which improved to 2-1.
The Eagles were set to host Mill River on Wednesday in a rematch of their opening-day setback, and they will next play at Randolph on Dec. 27. On Jan. 2 the Eagles will host OV.
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