Asko Mostarlic went 7-of-8 from the free throw in the fourth quarter to help second-seeded Burlington fend off No. 15 St. Johnsbury 60-56 in the Division I high school boys basketball playdowns on Tuesday night.
Mostarlic finished with a game-high 28 points and nine rebounds for the Seahorses (19-2), while also getting contributions from Josh Hale (12 points, seven rebounds) and Kujtin Hashani (nine points).
Tristen Ross scored 27 points to lead the Hilltoppers, who finish the season at 7-12. Josiah Kimball added 13 points.
• (1) Rice 64, (16) South Burlington 43: Ferran Lopez tallied 21 points to help Rice pull away from visiting South Burlington.
Ben Shungu added 15 points and Kendrick Gray chipped in with 10 points for the Green Knights (20-1).
Jeremy Clements scored 13 points for the Rebels, who only trailed by four at the half. Tyler Ayers and Ben Moran each had nine points.
• (3) Burr and Burton 61, (14) Brattleboro 39: Joey Shehadi netted 17 points and Burr and Burton ran past visiting Brattleboro.
Taylor Muench added 13 points and Cody Gilbert chipped in with nine for the Bulldogs (18-3), who will face No. 6 Mount Mansfield in the quarterfinals in a rematch from last year’s semifinals.
Tanner Freeman and Dylan Dejordy each had eight points for Brattleboro (8-13).
• (4) Rutland 62, (13) Mount Anthony 44: Bailey Plante’s 20 points led host Rutland past Mount Anthony.
Omari Brown added 17 points for the Raiders, who will face No. 12 Champlain Valley in the quarterfinals.
Tyler Champagne led the Patriots (8-13) with 15 points and Marques Vaval-Paris chipped in with 13 points.
• (6) Mount Mansfield 58, (11) North Country 44: Alec Eschholz scored 20 points as host Mount Mansfield took charge early to oust North Country.
Nyham Ali-Levin added 14 points and Kyle Adams had 13 points for the Cougars (16-5).
Connor Myrick led North Country (10-11) with 11 points.
• (7) Essex 74, (10) Missisquoi 24: Eli DiGrande scored 21 points and Essex jumped out early for a win over Missisquoi in the D-I playdowns.
Peter Barrows added seven points for the Hornets (14-7), who will face No. 2 Burlington in the quarterfinals.
Austin Sullivan had six points to lead Missisquoi, which finished the season at 10-11.
• (12) Champlain Valley 70, (5) Middlebury 46: Champlain Valley jumped out to a 31-16 halftime lead and did not look back in an upset of higher-seeded Middlebury in the D-I playdowns.
Walker Storey led the Redhawks (10-11) with 18 points and Chris Reiss chipped in 17 points.
Bryce Burrell had 18 points to pace Middlebury, who ends the season at 16-5.
• (2) Lamoille 71, (15) Bellows Falls 35: Eric Hoadley scored 13 of his game-high 23 points in the third quarter and Lamoille cruised to a win over visiting Bellows Falls.
Riley Fitzgerald, Evan Slayton and Terrell Baker each added nine points for Lamoille (17-4).
Jake Mead’s 10 points paced Bellows Falls, who finished the season at 2-19.
• (5) Vergennes 68, (12) Hartford 53: Vergennes came back from four-point halftime deficit to beat visiting Hartford.
Dylan Raymond had 17 points to pace the Commodores (14-7), Liam Hayes sprang for 16 points and Josh Dam and Adam Gill each chipped in 10 points.
Gavin Farnsworth led the Hurricanes (6-15) with 17 points, Bryce Landon added 15 points and Chris Nulty had 11.
• (8) Mill River 62, (9) Milton 55: After holding a 32-26 halftime lead, Mill River held off Milton’s second-half comeback to earn the win.
Ben Smith had 21 points to lead the Minutemen (10-11), who led by just three points heading into the fourth quarter. Dylan Shelvey added 16 points and Mike Morgan had 14.
Eric Menard and Kyle Apgar each scored 12 points to pace the Yellowjackets, who finish the season at 8-13.
• (7) Enosburg 66, (10) Fair Haven 47: Calvin Carter exploded for 30 points in a win for host Enosburg.
Cam Caforia tallied 13 points and Matt Perley added 10 for the Hornets (13-8).
Ryan Alexander, Sam Eaton and Lucas Czarnecki each had 12 points for the Slaters, who finish the season at 7-14.
• (11) Mount St. Joseph’s 50, (6) U-32 48: Barryn Shark had 24 points to help Mount St. Joseph’s edge out host U-32 in a D-II upset.
Dante Smith added 10 points for the 8-13 Mounties.
Kyle Graves knocked in 13 points and Jackson McCoy tallied 12 points for the Raiders, who finish the season 12-9.
• (1) Windsor 63, (16) Thetford 30: Nick Kapuscinski tallied 18 points to lead top-seeded Windsor to a playdown win over Thetford.
Windsor moves to 16-5.
Jon Blakeney had seven points for Thetford, who finished the season 3-18.
• (5) Hazen 67, (12) South Royalton 44: Alex Vetere led all scorers with 27 points and Hazen rolled to a win over South Royalton.
Jake Gilcris and Denis LeCours each had 13 points for the Wildcats (16-5).
Keenan Thompson netted 16 points for South Royalton (11-10) and Nicholas Howe added 12.
• (6) Winooski 62, (11) Oxbow 47: Sean Callahan put up 16 points, nabbed five steals, dished out six assists and blocked four shots in a well-rounded effort to help Winooski past Oxbow.
Jibril Abdullahi added 16 points for the Spartans (15-6) and Hunter Robare had 14 points.
Anthony Geising had 15 points and Hayden Tomlinson and Kyle Sweet each scored 13 points for Oxbow (10-11).
• (8) Lake Region 59, (9) BFA-Fairfax 46: Host Lake Region outscored BFA-Fairfax 17-6 in the fourth quarter to pull away.
Trent Bathalon had 15 points to lead the Rangers (13-8) and Dakota McAllister tallied 13 points.
Brandon Dunn’s 13 points paced the Bullets, who finish the season at 11-10. Jud Veren added 10 points.
• (4) Rivendell 87, (13) Leland & Gray 49: Kolin Huntington had 27 points to lead all scorers and help Rivendell past visiting Leland & Gray.
Tim Stimson added 16 points and Shamus Peyton chipped in with 12 points for the Raptors (17-4).
Leland & Gray finished the season at 8-12.
• (2) Craftsbury 53, (15) Rochester 27: Chris DeLaBruere led three Craftsbury players in double-figures and the Chargers ran past Rochester.
DeLaBruere had 14 points, while Isaac Spaulding and Austin Masi each scored 11 points for Craftsbury (18-3).
Ben Harvey knocked in six points for Rochester, who finished the season at 3-18.
• (5) Chelsea 44, (12) Danville 38: Wyatt Kay scored a game-high 27 points to lead Chelsea past Danville in the D-IV playdowns.
Chelsea will face No. 4 Proctor in the quarterfinals.
Connor Johnson had 10 points for Danville, who finished the season at 7-14.
• (3) Sharon 63, (14) Blue Mountain 17: Andy Bando-Hess tossed in 17 points to lead Sharon in a romp over Blue Mountain.
Brandon Tracy tallied nine points for Sharon (18-3).
Matt Page paced Blue Mountain with seven points.