The Champlain Valley Union High School boys basketball team traveled to Rutland to take on defending D-I champion Rutland on Saturday in a rematch of last year’s title game.
It was a different game but the same result, as the Raiders pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Redhawks, 44-32.
Graham Walker and Will Burroughs each had eight points to pace CVU, who move to 2-2 this season.
Jamison Evans had 11 points for Rutland, who pulled away in the fourth quarter with a 9-0 run.
In another close call, the Redhawks also fell to Rice, 53-50, on Wednesday afternoon.
CVU put up a 21-14 fourth quarter push to try and earn the comeback win, but the Green Knights just held off the hosts.
Walker had 16 points to lead CVU, while Burroughs added 10 points and Bennet Cheer chipped in with eight.
CVU 42, Burr and Burton 34: Lindsey Albertelli neared a triple-double on Saturday afternoon to lead the Champlain Valley girls basketball team to a win over host Burr and Burton.
Kaylee Beyor added a three-point play late in the game to help the Redhawks (5-0) pull away from the Bulldogs.
Harper Mead added six points and seven steals for CVU, while Emily Bleakie paced the Bulldogs with 17 points.
The Redhawks also earned a win earlier in the week, topping Brattleboro 62-26 in a post-Christmas matchup.
Shannon Loiseau had 14 points and five rebounds to pace CVU, while Beyor added 11 points.
Rutland 3, MMU-CVU 2: The Mount Mansfield-Champlain Valley girls co-op hockey team took second place at the Middlebury’s Fletcher “Buster” Brush Holiday Classic after falling to Rutland, 3-2, on Friday in the championship game.
Lydia Maitland and Emily Zambrano each had a goal for the CougarHawks (3-3-1), while Joanna Wright made 27 saves in net.
CVU-MMU advanced to the final of the tournament with a 4-0 win over Middlebury on Thursday.
Maitland had a goal and an assist in the opening game, while Jackie Ryan, Kayleigh Bushweller and Katie Peck each tallied for the CougarHawks. Wright made 14 saves to earn the win.