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Cougars, Knights next for CVU basketball girls (12/17/09)

Dec. 17, 2009

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

A Friday night rematch with the Mount Mansfield Union High Cougars is up next for coach Stan Williams and his surging, 4-0 Champlain Valley Union High girls basketball team.

The Redhawks will journey to the Cougars’ Jericho Center lair Friday night for a 7 p.m. match against the team they nipped 55-51 in overtime in their season opener, played Dec. 4 at Bremner Gymnasium. The Hawks return home Tuesday for a 7 p.m. clash with 1-3 Rice Memorial High.

Victory number four came Tuesday night deep in the Northeast Kingdom, where the Redhawks sent 2-1 North Country Union to its initial defeat of the campaign, 49-27.

Senior Allison Gannon popped in 16 points to the lead all scorers. CVU lead 23-14 at intermission and gradually extended the edge through the second half.

Last Friday night, the Redhawks crushed visiting Vergennes High 72-36 with all 11 players on the roster contributing.

In fact, the team got a sort-of compliment when a disappointed Commodores enthusiast complained to Williams that he was playing his starters throughout the fourth quarter of the blowout.

When one cannot tell the reserves from the starters, that’s known as serious depth on the roster.

The starters — Gannon, Kendal Kohlasch, Shae Hulbert, Sara Riordan and Carlee Evans — combined for 29 of the CVU points. Scoring leaders were reserves Abbie Giles (13 points, seven rebounds), Amanda Kinneston (12 points) and Elana Bayer-Pacht (10 points, four rebounds, five steals).

Evans, at the point guard slot, gave a first quarter demonstration of how a busy mix of contributions without scoring can lead a team to great heights. The junior gave Vergennes a nifty how-do-you-do with three steals, two assists and four rebounds as CVU rolled out to a 15-8 first stanza edge that became 36-15 by halftime.

Hulbert hit for six points, grabbed a rebound and blocked a shot in that first period bonanza

Williams’ entire cast had points plus at least one rebound in the triumph. The glass master for the game was reserve Lazrin Schenk, with 10 rebounds in about a half of action.


Vergennes-CVU, Score

Vergennes       8            7            9            12   –   36

CVU             15            21            18            18   –   72



VanWyck 1-2 0-2 2, Kerschner 1-6 1-2 3, Stapleford 2-5 0-1 4, Provost 4-15 4-4 12, Higbee 4-6 1-2 9, Bougor 0-3 0-0 0, Danyow 2-5 0-1 4, Grant 1-2 0-0 2, Straley 0-2 0-0 0, Dow 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-46 6-12 36.

CVU (72)

Kohlasch 3-6 0-0 6, Hulbert 4-8 0-0 8, Gannon 3-10 2-4 8, Riordan 1-4 2-2 5, Evans 1-4 0-0 2, Bayer-Pacht 4-7 2-6 10, Giles 6-10 1-5 13, Donnelly 1-5 0-0 2, Kinneston 5-9 2-2 12, Schenk 2-3 0-0 4, Hawley 1-2 0-2 2. Totals 31-68 9-21 72.



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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