MUHS boys’ basketball wins two; others lose

ADDISON COUNTY — In high school boys’ basketball action late last week Middlebury kept up its winning ways with a pair of victories, but Mount Abraham and Vergennes came up short. Otter Valley (6-5) was idle.
On Wednesday the Tigers got past visiting Spaulding, 54-47. Parker Beatty’s 10 points and 13 rebounds led a balanced Tiger offense, and Drew Gill scored seven points as MUHS held off a Tide team that dropped to 3-5 against a tough schedule.  
On Saturday the Tigers erupted in the third quarter to get past host Missisquoi, 63-50. The Tigers trailed at the half, 20-15, before putting up 35 points in the third period to take charge. Beatty scored 10 of his game-high 14 points in that period and added 12 rebounds, five assists, six blocks and three steals.
Other contributors included Spencer Cadoret (10 points, eight rebounds, five blocks), Gabe Dunn (11 points), Tyler Buxton (nine points, eight rebounds, nine steals) and Mason Kauffman (eight rebounds and eight points). The Tigers improved to 8-1 and remained in third place in Division I with the win over the 1-9 T-Birds.
On Friday host BFA-St. Albans shut down the Mount Abe boys’ basketball team, 56-21. The D-I Bobwhites improved to 2-7, while the Eagles dropped back to .500 at 5-5 with the Lake Division setback.
On Friday visiting bested the Commodores, 66-55. Ian Jennings paced the 7-3 Yellowjackets with 28 points.
Kevin Jackson led VUHS (2-7) with 22 points, and Gage Lalumiere chipped in 11 points and six steals.

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