Holiday week tests for CVU girls hoops team (12/23/09)

Dec. 23, 2009

Some old antagonists were on the holiday schedule for the Champlain Valley Union High girls basketball team, which took a spiffy 5-0 record into its Tuesday night home contest against 2-3 Rice Memorial High.

On Monday, the Redhawks will take a ride to Barre for a 7 p.m. meeting with a solid Spaulding High team before returning home Wednesday for a 5:30 p.m. rematch against South Burlington High.

So far, the Redhawks are looking good on facing teams a second time around. At least once, that is.

On Friday, coach Stan Williams and his merry hoopsters travelled to the Jericho Center digs of the Mount Mansfield High Cougars and laid a 43-30 licking on the Big Cats. This after the two teams had gone to overtime before CVU could pull out a 55-51 victory in the season-opener on Dec. 4.

Allison Gannon unloaded 20 points on the Cougars, who fell to 2-4.

The Redhawks’ bench also chipped in as nine players got into the scoring column.

Tesse Bugbee was a force for MMU, swishing three treys among her 11 points.


— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent