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CVU 2-0 after defeating Spaulding in tourney

Dec. 22, 2011

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

 

The Champlain Valley Union girls basketball team made it two wins in two starts for 2011-12 with a 44-39 victory over host Spaulding Tuesday in the Barre Auditorium Tournament.

Center Remi Donnelly paced the Redhawks with 11 points and seven rebounds.

CVU returns to Barre Thursday to take on Colchester, which fell to St. Johnsbury Tuesday, 30-28.

As opening nights go, for the new edition of the CVU Redhawks, last Thursday (Dec. 15) was not bad.

The Redhawks took command in the second half to produce a 33-21 win over visiting South Burlington for new head coach Ute Otley, up from last season’s junior varsity squad.

“We did a good job with our defense,” she said after the triumph.

A variety of defenses including presses and traps limited the Rebels to 21 percent (8-for-37) shooting.

On Otley’s mind was the absence of veteran inside players, seniors Lazrin Schenck and Caroline Limanek — vital contributors in last season’s appearance in the Division I championship game. She said she hopes to have both back in January. Schenck has a foot injury while an ailing shoulder sidelines Limanek.

“Without them we have some players out of position,” the coach said.

Thursday’s first half was typical of opening nights with shooting woes, turnovers, physical contact and determined play. CVU held the Rebels to one hoop in the first quarter but led only 6-5 at the buzzer. Sophomore Kaelyn Kohlasch had three cord snappers while her mates went 0-for-7.

South Burlington held CVU to one hit in seven tries in the second quarter, due in part to seven Redhawk turnovers. The Rebs got three baskets in 10 tries and grabbed a 13-10 lead by intermission.

The second half was roundball redemption for the Redhawks as they outscored the visitors 23-8 and out rebounded them 21-8 to put away the contest.

Donnelly got to the wicket for nine of her 10 points. Elena Bayer-Pacht, though scoreless from the floor, turned in four rebounds, two assists, a steal and solid ball handling over the closing 10 minutes.

Kohlasch led the CVU scorers with 12 points to go with five rebounds and a pair of steals. Emily Kinneston had seven rebounds, five points and some assists.

 

 

BOX SCORE

 

 

CVU 33, South Burlington 21

 

South Burlington (0-1)

Simoneau, 0 3-4 3; Flynn, 1 0-0 2; Manazir, 0 0-0 0; Moody, 0 0-0 0; A. Flaherty, 3 0-0 6; Chappell, 0 0-0 0; S. Flaherty, 3 0-0 6; Gloyd, 0 0-2 0; Messer, 0 0-0 0; Barton, 1 2-2 4, Shiman, 0 0-0 0; Barrett, 0 0-0 0.

Totals: 8 5-8 21

 

CVU (1-0)

Lozon, 0 0-0 0; Bayer-Pacht, 0 2-7 2; Donnelly, 3 4-6 10; Kohlasch, 5 2-3 12; Kinneston, 2 1-2 5; Beatty, 0 0-2 0; Grasso, 0 0-0 0; Whiteside, 0 0-0 0, Krupp, 1 0-0 2; Leach, 0 0-0 0.

Totals: 11* 9-20 33

* South Burlington made CVU basket

SB        5   8   2   6  -  21

CVU          6   4   9  14 -  33

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