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Taggart tags Mt. Abe Eagles in weekend play

Harrison Taggart poured in 18 points to lead his Mill River Minutemen to a 62-48 win over the visiting Mount Abraham Eagles in boys high school basketball last Friday evening in North Clarendon.

Matt Doaner (13 points) and Nate Halligan (10 points) contributed another 23 points between them. The MAUHS Eagles were paced by Shawn Marcelle and Bela Dobkowski who scored 14 and 12 respectively. Mount Abraham fell to 0-1 with the loss while the Minutemen improved to 2-0 with the win.

Fellow Addison County representative, the Middlebury Tigers, were also on the wrong end of another lopsided affair last Friday night. Mac Stannard scored 15 points and Bela Dobkowski added 11 more, and their Fair Haven Slaters rolled over the visiting Middlebury Tigers 61-36. Christian Doran contributed 8 points and 10 boards to the Slaters win. Middlebury, who dropped to 0-2 with the loss, was lead by Dennis Brodford with 16 points.

In Proctor the four time defending Division IV champion Proctor Phantoms, behind a balanced scoring attack and fantastic defense, easily dispatched the Rochester Rockets 52-23 to open their 2009-10 season. Zach Currier, Nate Salgo and Matt Dobart

had ten points apiece to lead Proctor. Rochester, who fell to 0-1 with the defeat was paced by Ethan White, who behind five 3-pointers, scored 17 of the Rockets 23 points.

The Proctor Phantoms girl's team opened up their season with an impressive win themselves last Friday night in Ludlow. Like the boys the ladies utilized stellar defense to hold a commanding 33 - 6 lead, and rolled on from their to defeat the Presidents in their own Tournament 57-22. Offensively Mikayla Tanner led the charge with 14 points, while her teammates Megan Carter and Carissa Elrick contributed ten piece to the win. Kaitelynd Palmer led the 0-1 Presidents with eight points.

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