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In boys’ hoop: Only the Tigers earn a win

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ basketball play late last week, Middlebury picked up a road win, but the highway was unkind to Otter Valley, Mount Abraham and Vergennes.
Teams enter their final week of play this week, and the Vermont Principals Association will release playoff pairings this coming Monday morning.
TIGERS
On Friday the Tigers defeated host Missisquoi, 61-48, as Gabe Dunn (20 points) and Tyler Buxton (14) paced the offense.
The Tigers improved to 11-7 and clinched a winning season. They will wrap up by hosting Enosburg on Tuesday and visiting St. Albans on Thursday. They are currently in sixth place in Division II and in good shape for a first-round home game.
OTTERS
On Tuesday host Fair Haven (16-1) cruised past the Otters, 77-49. Zack Ellis (18 points) paced the Slaters, Sawyer Ramey scored 12, and Kohlby Murray and Reese Hadeka each added 11.
The 3-12 Otters hit 10 threes, many by Dylan Gaboriault and Parker Todd, who scored 16 points each, and Cole Letourneau, who added nine.
On Friday host Mill River (14-4) defeated the Otters, 55-32, after leading at the half by five points. Aidan Botti led the Minutemen with 25 points.
Alex Philo and Gaboriault put in 11 points each for the 3-13 Otters, who will host Burr and Burton on Monday.
EAGLES
On Thursday host Mill River pulled away in the second half for a 71-53 victory. The Eagles scored the first six points of the third quarter to close within 40-37, but MRU’s Botti answered with 14 of his 25 points in the period as MRU took charge.
Quincy Cook (14 points), Liam Kelliher (13) and Henry Cogswell (nine) led the Eagles. Mount Abe is 8-10 with a Tuesday game at St. Albans and a Friday home game vs. North Country on tap.
COMMODORES
On Friday North Country improved to 14-3 by defeating visiting VUHS, 65-49. Brett Roy led NCU wit 21 points.  
For the Commodores Kevin Jackson tossed in 16 points and Xander Wildasin added 11. VUHS (0-17) will host Missisquoi on Tuesday and Milton on Friday.

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