October 24, 2017

CVU hoop girls return home Monday night

By Mal Boright 

Observer correspondent

The Champlain Valley Union High girls basketball team entered the new year with an unblemished 4-0 record and a Thursday trip to South Burlington High, scheduled for after the Observer’s press time. The Redhawks opened the season with a 50-31 home triumph over the Rebels.

Coach Ute Otley and her youthful charges bounce back to the friendly confines of Bremner Gymnasium Monday night at 7 p.m. with a return match against Mount Mansfield Union High, victims of a 61-13 shelling by the Hawks last Friday at the Cougars’ nest in Jericho.

After starting the game in a one-for-14 shooting drought, there was little holding back the Redhawks as Otley went to the bench early and often with all 12 players scoring.

Ahead 12-4 early in the second reel, senior Alexandra Krupp nailed a driving layup and free throw to ignite a 14-point run that resulted in a 26-6 lead at intermission, with the Hawks’ domination continuing throughout the final 16 minutes.

CVU wound up with 76 shots, of which it aced 27, while its gritty defense held the Cougars to six buckets in just 28 tries.

Freshman Laurel Jaunich led scorers with 11 points and also hauled in five rebounds. Junior Emily Kinneston had 10 points and al least three assists, while Krupp finished with eight points. Junior Amanda Beatty snared six rebounds to lead that department. Junior Kestrel Grevatt pulled down five.

For MMU, Christine Hallock canned a three-pointer to lead scorers. Andrea Duncan grabbed five rebounds and Colby Knight got four.

Back Dec. 21, the Redhawks took the Spaulding High holiday tournament for the second straight season, knocking off Colchester High 57-54 in overtime as veteran junior Kaelyn Kohlasch scored eight of her 16 points in prime time late in the contest.

Jaunich had a solid night with 15 points and seven rebounds, while freshman Sadie Otley dropped in 10 points and Kinneston hit for nine before fouling out.

Two night earlier, CVU bopped host Spaulding High 55-39 behind Kinneston’s 18 points and Kohlasch’s 15. Junior Amanda Lougee tossed in 10.

Coach Seth Emerson’s junior varsity defeated both BFA and South Burlington to hike their season mark to 5-1.



CVU (4-0)

Lougee, 2 0-0 4; Goldsborough, 2 0-0 4; Beatty, 1 0-0 2; Kohlasch, 2

1-4 5; Grasso, 1 2-2 4; Otley, 2 0-0 4; Jaunich, 5 1-1 11; Kinneston,

5 0-0 10; Krupp, 3 2-3 8; Grevatt; 1 0-0 2; Brassard, 1 1-2 3; Bird, 2 0-0 4.

Totals: 27 7-12 61

Mount Mansfield Union (0-3)

Duncan, 1 0-0 2; Hughes, 1 0-0 2; Escholz, 1 0-0 2; Poleman, 0 0-0 0; Hallock, 1 0-1 3; Knight: 1 0-2 2; Barnes; 0 0-0 0; Bushey, 1 0-0 2; Mousley, 0 0-1 0.

Totals: 6 0-4 13


CVU            9  17  21  14  – 61

MMU           2    4    3   4  – 13


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