Boys’ hoop: Eagles beat rival VUHS; Tigers win

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham topped visiting rival Vergennes to highlight boys’ basketball play late last week. In other games, Middlebury won at home, but the Eagles and Otter Valley lost on the road.
The host Eagles built on a 29-26 halftime lead to defeat the Commodores, 65-54, and snap a five-game losing streak. Liam Kelliher led four Eagles in double figures with 19 points. Shain Sargent and Logan Rodriguez tossed in 12 apiece, and Parker Hines contributed 11.
Kevin Jackson poured in 26 points for the Commodores, who dropped to 3-11.
On Saturday Ethan Creller poured in nine three-pointers and finished with 31 points for host Missisquoi as the 5-11 T-Birds knocked off the Eagles, 58-49. Kelliher tossed in 30 points, and Hines added nine as the Eagles dropped to 6-9.
On Friday the Tigers improved to 14-2 and remained in the top four in Division I by knocking off visiting Enosburg, 54-40. Parker Beatty led MUHS with 17 points, 18 rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots. Tyler Buxton added 10 points and three steals, Spencer Cadoret recorded 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Gabe Dunn chipped in five boards and four assists.
The Tigers’ Wednesday home game vs. St. Albans was postponed until Feb. 23 at 12:30 p.m.
On Friday host Mount St. Joseph knocked off OV, 52-36, and leapfrogged them in the D-II standings. The 9-5 Mounties moved into fourth in a crowded field, while the 10-6 Otters saw a six-game winning streak snapped and fell into seventh.
Logan Montilla scored 21 points to lead the Mounties, who took the lead for good in the second quarter, led by 25-18 at the break, and held the Otters to 18 points in each half.
Tyler Rowe’s 12 points led OV, and Dylan Mackie added nine.

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