Boys’ hoop: VUHS, Eagles net wins
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local high school boys’ basketball action, Vergennes and Mount Abraham picked up victories, but Middlebury and Otter Valley came up short.
The Commodores also entertained Mount Abe on Saturday; see story on Page 1B.
On Jan. 12 VUHS edged host Missisquoi, 47-44. Tim Ashley led VUHS with 21 points, and Elijah Duprey scored 10, enough to offset three T-Birds in double figures.
The Commodores’ Tuesday game at Twinfield was postponed. After their win over the Eagles on Saturday, the Commodores are 5-1.
On Jan. 12, visiting North Country hung on for a 46-39 victory over Mount Abe. The Falcons outscored the Eagles by 16-9 in the second quarter and led at the half, 28-20. Mount Abe cut the lead to four points after the break, but came no closer.
Cooper Brueck (16 points) and Cayde Micknak (14) led NCU. Henry Cogswell scored 11 for the Eagles, and Chance Denecker and Noah Gargano chipped in seven points apiece.
On Tuesday the Eagles used an 18-8 second quarter to take charge against visiting Milton on the way to a 59-45 win.
Cogswell led the way with 22 points, and Gavin Bannister scored 13 as the Eagles improved to 3-4.
Colin Mathis led the Yellowjackets with 16 points.
On Jan. 15 visiting Missisquoi bested MUHS, 61-51, despite 20 points from Tiger Willem Berry. Hayzen Luneau led a balanced T-Bird effort with 14 points.
On Tuesday North Country prevailed over the host Tigers, 66-36. The details of that game were unavailable.
The Tigers dropped to 2-5 with the setbacks.
On Jan. 14 visiting Mount St. Joseph improved to 8-0 with a 66-45 win over the OV boys.
Andre Prunty scored a game-high 23 points for MSJ, and Mountie post players Jake Williams and Dezmond Krakowka combined for 21 points and 18 rebounds.
Hayden Bernhardt led the Otters with 13 points and seven rebounds. Logan Letourneau chipped in 10 points, and Owen Thomas added eight as the Otters dropped to 1-7. They are scheduled to host Hartford on Friday.
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