Winter sports turn into all-star games
Men’s and women’s high school hockey and basketball staged their all-star contests on March 24.
On the courts
The hoopsters traveled to Windsor for a full day of games in all divisions, men and women. The northern squad of Divisions I/II girls contained CVU stars Lindsey Albertelli and Shannon Loiseau. The North topped the South by 40 points, 97-57, with five players hitting in double figures.
On the men’s ledger, the North also won by a fairly extensive measure, 96-75, despite the fact that no players hit for double figures. Scoring was spread among seven players, including CVU’s Will Burroughs.
On the ice
Essex was the site of all-star hockey at the 34th annual Rotary Classic. CVU sent players to both men’s and women’s teams, the women’s group being the combined MMU/CVU Cougar Hawks. The Austin and Harris teams were evenly matched, and the women’s game went into overtime before Northfield’s Brianna Doty scored the game winner for Austin, 3-2. Cougar-Hawk Jodie Wright shared duty in the goal for the winners. CVU skaters playing as all-stars from MMU/CVU were Lauren Hanley, Jackie Ryan, Lydia Maitland and Jodie Wright. Coaches named Maitland and Wright academic all-stars as well.
As tradition has held, the men switched teams from Austin to Harris, CVU this time playing on the Harris end of the ice. The men’s game was not the same nail-biter as the women’s. The Austin side again came out on top, this time by a 5-2 score. The Harris squad included CVU’s Jennings Lobel (a Charlotter), Quinn Francis and Raf Robero. Lobel was cited as a third-team all-state all-star by the coaches.
Three Redhawks make the Free Press “prime-time performers” list
Reed Dousevicz in hockey, Alice Larsen in indoor track and Becca Provost in Alpine skiing were listed among the 32 “prime-time state high school performers” in the March 25 Burlington Free Press.
A Charlotte resident, Reed is a sophomore goaltender for the CVU men’s hockey team. He stopped 59 shots in the Redhawks eventual double–overtime loss to the Essex Hornets, who went on to win the Division I state championship.
As a freshman, Alice claimed titles in the 1,500- and 3,000-meter races in the Division I indoor track championships. She was noted as a top contender going into the competition, but because CVU did not field a full team, Alice ran as an independent.
Becca found Burke Mountain slalom courses to be to her favor, as she won the slalom the day after placing second in the giant slalom in the state championship Alpine events.
Coaches select all-league women’s basketball team
The Metro Division is the premiere league in the state, and CVU placed several women basketball players on its all-star teams. Shannon Loiseau made the top squad while Lindsey Albertelli and Harper Mead received honorable mention.