The Champlain Valley Union High boys basketball team gave it some umph Tuesday night in Barre, but fell in overtime to the sixth-seeded 14-7 Crimson Tide 50-48 in the opening round of the Division 1 playoffs.
Trailing by six points at the half, the 11th-seeded Redhawks got into overtime but bowed when Spaulding guard Evan Grubb canned a pair of free throws with 24 seconds to go in the extra session.
Big 6-7 Marcus Thornton had 12 points for the Crimson Tide. Brad Bissonette led the 9-12 Redhawks with 19 points.
CVU won its final regular season game last Thursday in Newport, as Bissonette hit for 25 points in a 61-46 triumph at North Country Union.