CVU hoopsters clinch titles in 3rd Kevin Riell Memorial Tournament

CVU’s Nicole Eaton gets air in Saturday’s tournament against Burr and Burton.

Photos by Al Frey

The Champlain Valley Union boys and girls basketball teams hosted the third annual Kevin Riell Memorial Tournament to kick off the season, and both teams started the year off by capturing tournament titles.

The Redhawk boys topped Burr and Burton 55-40 on Saturday to win the title, holding the visiting Bulldogs without a field goal in the fourth quarter.

Noah Martin for CVU helped keep Burr and Burton at bay for a 55-40 win Saturday.

Will Burroughs, who was also named tournament MVP, scored 15 points to lead CVU, while Graham Walker added nine points and Cole Otley scored seven.

Walker was named to the All-Tournament team.

The Redhawks (2-0) opened the tournament with a win on Friday night, topping North Country 53-43 in comeback fashion. CVU outscored the Falcons 21-9 in the fourth quarter to advance to the final.

Mekkena Boyd helps CVU win against North Country in Saturday’s tournament.

Ethan Harvey had 11 points to lead CVU, while Nikos Carroll chipped in with 10 points.

The girls basketball team also earned two tournament wins, topping North Country 57-45 in the first game and then beating Burr and Burton 64-24 on Saturday to win the title.

Lindsey Albertelli had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead CVU over North Country.

Albertelli, who was named tournament MVP, added nine points and seven rebounds in the win over Burr and Burton, while Meghan Gilwee had 10 points.

In addition to Albertelli’s MVP award, Maryn Askew and Shannon Loiseau were named to the All-Tournament team.

Hockey 4 Hope tournament: The Champlain Valley-Mount Mansfield girls hockey team traveled to South Burlington for the Hockey 4 Hope Classic at Cairns Arena on Friday and Saturday nights.
On Friday, the CVU-MMU co-op fell to Hamden, Conn. 4-0 in the opening game. Joanna Wright stopped 30 shots in a losing effort for the CougarHawks (1-2-1).
On Saturday, Lydia Maitland scored a goal with under six minutes remaining to salvage a tie with South Burlington on the tournament’s consolation game.
Jackie Ryan also scored, while Emily Zambrano had an assist on Maitland’s tying goal. Wright made 20 saves.

CVU boys hockey could not hold off the Raiders in the third period Saturday.

U-32 3, CVU 0: After two scoreless periods, visiting U-32 scored three goals in the third to earn the win over the CVU boys hockey team on Saturday.
Maxx Perry had two goals for the Raiders, while Liam Roberts tallied once. Rory Hynes earned the shutout with 27 saves.
Jake Kindestin made 20 stops in goal for the Redhawks, who fall to 0-2.

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