The 1-0 Champlain Valley Union High girls basketball team was in Barre Wednesday night, hoping to get a start on a repeat of last year’s double victories in the two-day tournament, with Spaulding High the host.
The second and concluding evening is Friday.
Coach Ute Otley’s Redhawks got the new season off to a swisheroo of a start Friday at Bremner Gymnasium with a 50-31 decision over visiting South Burlington High.
Despite the loss of several key performers from last season’s
Division 1 finalists, the youthful Redhawks showed exceptional balance in putting away the Rebels.
Junior Emily Kinneston led the scorers with nine points, while freshman Sadie Otley, in her varsity debut, became the leading helper with seven assists. Junior Amanda Lougee popped for eight points, as did Laurel Jaunich, another freshman. Lougee worked inside to haul down seven rebounds.
CVU has road games at Mount Mansfield Union on Dec. 28 and South
Burlington High on Jan. 3 before the next home game Jan. 7 against Mount Mansfield.