By Lauren Read
Paced by two quick starts, the Champlain Valley boys basketball team has opened up the high school season with wins over St. Johnsbury and Rice for a 2-0 start.
In the first game of the year, CVU went on a 14-0 run to close the first quarter in a 62-43 win over the host Hilltoppers.
Colin Monsey led the Redhawks with 17 points and Matt Spear added 15. Walker Storey and Josh Bliss each added eight points.
Antonio Carlisle scored 2 points to pace St. Johnsbury.
In the second game, Jack Scotnicki scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half and the Redhawks earned the 61-52 win over the Green Knights.
Monsey added 18 points for his second double-digit output of the season, while Spear also hit double-digits again with 11 points.
Elliot Nelson led the way for Rice with 20 point and Kam Farris added 15.