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Feb. 17, 2011

By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

The Champlain Valley Union High girls basketball team goes into Thursday night’s home contest (6:30 p.m.) with defending Division 1 champion St. Johnsbury Academy hoping to even the season series at a game apiece.

The Hilltoppers began the week with a 7-8 record, but one of their victories was against the 11-6 Redhawks, 32-23, in St. Johnsbury in December.

CVU has two other home contests to close out the regular season: Essex (Monday, 5:30 p.m.) and BFA-St. Albans (Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m.). Both squads downed CVU earlier this season.

On Feb. 14, Burlington High rolled up the final 10 points and out of Hinesburg with a 45-37 win over the Hawks. CVU knocked off the Seahorses 63-55 last month in Burlington.

It was a seesaw affair when freshman guard Emily Kinneston drove for a layup early in the fourth quarter to give the Hawks a 37-35 edge. However, they were the last points CVU scored.

Brittany Robertson of BHS (12 points) tied it with a shot from the corner, and after a CVU turnover—one of three critical ones in the closing minutes—5-11 forward Danielle Guyette took over.

Guyette, who had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, sank a baseline shot to put BHS up 39-37 with 3:34 left. At 2:40. Guyette fired a shot from the corner for a four-point lead with 2:37 to go and CVU was unable to respond.

Burlington went 5-for-11 from the floor in the crucial quarter while the Hawks were 2-for-9, missing their last five.

Until the late game chill, CVU played well despite a few vexing turnovers, sinking 11 of 23 shots in the second and third quarters, paced by Amanda Kinneston’s 15 points (14 in the first half), and five steals.

After leading 21-20 at the half, the Redhawks , with Remi Donnelly (once) and Shae Hulbert (twice) scored on inside shots to stake the Red and White to a 28-23 advantage.
But led by Guyette who had 12 points in the second half, the Seahorses rallied to make it a back-and-forth situation leading to their closing run in the late stages of the game.
Donnelly paced the Redhawks’ board game with 11 rebounds while Hulbert had eight points plus a pair of assists, three rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal.

Last Thursday in Barre, Hulbert bagged 12 points and Donnelly scored 11 in a 42-32 triumph over Spaulding, which dropped the Crimson Tide’s record to 7-9.

Burlington (45)
Guyette, 8 2-2 18; Burrington, 3 0-0 6; Robertson, 5 2-3 12;
Hines, 1 1-2 4; Mahoney, 2 0-0 4; Silver, 0 0-0 0; Jones, 0 1-2 1;
Maher, 0 0-0 0; Zabili, 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 6-9 45

CVU (37)
Hulbert, 4 1-2 9; Bayer-Pacht, 0 0-4 0; Donnelly, 1 0-1 2; A.
Kinneston, 6 1-2 15; C. Evans, 1 0-1 2; Riordan, 0 0-0 0; Giles, 0 0-0
0; Leach 0 0-0 0; Schenck, 1 0-0 2; Lozon, 1 0-0 3; Limanek, 1 0-0 2;
E. Kinneston, 1 0-0 2; R. Evans, 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16 2-10 37

BHS 10  10  13  12  -  45
CVU 6  15  11   5  -  37

Junior Varsity: CVU (13-4) 47, BHS 21

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