Boys’ hoop: Teams net victories

ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury completed a season sweep of Vergennes on Wednesday to highlight local high school boys’ basketball play in the latter half of last week.
In other action both teams lost other games, while Mount Abraham won its second straight and Otter Valley swept its season series with Fair Haven.
Teams are entering the final week of the regular season. Playoff pairings will be announced next Monday morning.
The Tigers outpaced the visiting Commodores, 62-39. Parker Beatty led MUHS with 12 points, 17 rebounds and four assists. Tyler Buxton (seven rebounds), Jeff Lokatys and Zach Dunn each added nine points for MUHS.
For VUHS, Kevin Jackson scored nine and Ben Curtis added eight.
On Saturday, visiting St. Albans topped the Tigers, 71-66, in overtime despite Beatty’s 23 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, four blocks and four steals. Dunn added 16 points. Logan Tobin scored 18 to lead the 9-8 Bobwhites, who won their sixth straight. MUHS is 14-3.
On Friday host Milton coasted past VUHS, 71-43. The Commodores dropped to 4-14 despite 22 points from Jackson.
On Thursday the Eagles rallied past visiting Milton, 58-54. Milton (12-7) led at the half, 32-24, but the 8-11 Eagles tied the game after three periods at 40-40 and then hit 12 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
Liam Kelliher led the Eagles with 17 points, Shain Sargent scored eight of his 14 in the fourth, and Logan Rodriguez added 10. Devin Creamer led Milton with 17. The Eagles visit VUHS on Thursday.
On Friday the Otters picked up a key win at Fair Haven, 41-29, as Dylan Mackie tossed in 19 points and Kam Strickland added 12. Parker Morse scored nine for the 10-8 Slaters. OV (11-7) can secure a first-round home playoff game with one more victory.

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