St. Johnsbury, CVU set up D-1 girls basketball rematch

Wednesday, March 7th

BURLINGTON, Vt. - There will be a rematch for the Division One girls basketball state title.

Top seeds St. Johnsbury and CVU earned wins in the D-2 semifinals Wednesday night at Patrick Gym. The two teams met in last winter's state championship game with the second seeded Redhawks edging the top seed Hilltoppers 36-33 to secure a fifth straight state crown.

In the opener Wednesday night, number one seed St. Johnsbury outlasted fifth seed Rice 48-44 in overtime to secure it's return to the title game. Sadie Stetson led the Hilltoppers with 17 points. Josie Choiniere added 15. Lisa Sulejmani had 13 points and 12 rebounds to pace the Green Knights.

In the nightcap, the second seed CVU rolled past number three North Country 49-29. The Redhawks are in the state final for the eighth year in a row. No CVU player reached double figures, but eleven players did score, led by Lindsey Albertelli, who finished with eight points. North Country's Kylie Wright led all scorers with 17 points and added a game high eight rebounds. The Falcons were in the state semifinals for the first time since 1996.