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CVU girls hoops top BFA, stay unbeaten


Jan. 19, 2012

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent


There were grins all around Monday afternoon at Champlain Valley Union High School’s Bremner Gymnasium following the CVU girls’ 49-38 basketball victory over previously once-beaten BFA-St. Albans.

“That was a good win,” said Redhawks coach Ute Otley, before noting that her 7-0 team makes its annual trek to St. Johnsbury Friday night for an engagement with the St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltoppers, historically a very tough road test.

CVU returns to the home floor Tuesday when Burlington pops in.

In sending BFA back north with a 6-2 record, the Redhawks outshot (37 to 32 percent) and outrebounded the Comets (37-19).

BFA hung around, thanks in part to four treys, but never seriously threatened after CVU had an 11-point run at the end of the first quarter and in the early moments of the second reel to grab a nine-point lead.

Senior forward Lazriin Schenck sparked the explosion, coming off the bench five minutes into the game to bury two deucers, grab a rebound, assist a Sofia Lozon hoop and make a steal.

CVU led 18-11 after the initial stanza and 25-17 at intermission.

The Redhawks’ lead ballooned to 17 points early in the fourth period after Schenck laid her second three-point bomb on the Comets.

In just her second outing after recovering from a foot injury and thus playing limited time, Shenck nailed 4 of 7 shots in her 11 points. She also hauled in six rebounds, passed for two assists and blocked a BFA shot.

“(Schenck) can play both inside and outside,” said Otley.

CVU center Remi Donnelly led the rebounders with nine and scored eight points. Sophomores Emily Kinneston (eight points, five rebounds) and Kaelyn Kohlasch (four points, three rebounds) led a Redhawks’ trapping defense that forced 18 BFA turnovers, messing up the Comets’ offensive continuity.

Senior Elana Bayer-Pacht had a boffo all-around game with eight rebounds and five takeaways to go with five points and deft ball handling.

Guard Chelsea Hunt led the Bobwhites with 11 points, including a trio of threebies. Center Allie Doe had seven points and four rebounds, but missed a lot of time because of early foul trouble.

The jayvee contest went to 7-1 BFA, 42-40, on a last second shot. CVU is 5-2.



CVU 49, BFA-St. Albans 38 (Jan. 16)

BFA (6-2)

Abbott, 1 1-1 3; Clark, 3 0-2 7; Doe, 3 1-2 7; Esenler, 0 2-2 2; Hunt, 4 0-0 11; Barrette, 1 0-0 2; Lawton, 1 0-0 2; Ka. Howrigan, 1 0-0 2; Ki. Howrigan, 0 2-2 2; Dillon, 0 0-0 0.

Totals: 14 6-9 38


CVU (7-0)

Lozon, 2 2-2 6; Bayer-Pacht, 1 3-6 5; Donnelly, 2 4-8 8; Kohlasch, 2 0-0 4; Kinneston, 4 0-0 8; Whiteside, 0 0-0 0; Schenck, 4 1-2 11; Krupp, 2 0-1 4; Leach, 1 0-0 3.

Totals: 18 10-19 49


BFA      11   6   7  14  – 38

CVU      18   7 13  11  – 49

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