Harper Mead’s 12 points helped the No. 2 seed Champlain Valley Union girls basketball team to a 55-33 win over No. 15 Burr and Burton in the Division I high school playdowns Tuesday night.
Kaylee Beyor added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Redhawks and Maryn Askew chipped in with nine points and five steals.
CVU will now face No. 7 BFA-St. Albans in the D-I quarterfinals on Friday at 7 p.m. in Hinesburg.
Graham Walker had a career night to lead Champlain Valley Union to a 71-64 win over Essex on Monday night in Hinesburg.
Walker dropped a triple-double for the Redhawks (12-7), with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists, as CVU built a 52-38 lead through three quarters. Cole Otley added 18 points, while Will Burroughs contributed 15 points.
Ethan Harvey (11 points) also hit double-digits for the Redhawks, who wrap up the regular season against Colchester on Thursday.
CVU’s Becca Provost sits in the top spot after the first day of competition at the NVAC District Alpine ski championships at Sugarbush Ski Resort on Monday.
Provost’s combined time of 1 minute, 38.1 seconds in the giant slalom race has her in good shape heading into Tuesday’s slalom race, also held at Sugarbush. Provost was the only female racer with both runs coming in under 50 seconds.
Olivia Zubarik is also in the top 10, with her combined time of 1:43.6 good for fifth place. Emily Marvin (1:50.1) came across the finish line in 15th place, while Binney Patton was 23rd and Nathalie Paquette was 34th.
The Redhawks also had a strong first day on the boys side, placing three skiers in the top 10.
Jonah Roberts (1:39.3) came in fifth place, Nate Coffin (1:40.7) followed just behind in sixth and Briggs Francis (1:43.0) was in 10th place.
Seth Gilliam (1:43.0) was 12th and Issac Goldman (1:43.7) was 14th to round out the CVU competitors. Results from Tuesdays race were not available at press time.