Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl
Sue Pasco Opening Tournament
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -- The Sue Pasco Opening Tournament provided excitement right to the finish as the 2006-2007 season got started Sept. 30 at Essex High School.
Hanover and Champlain Valley went into their final-round playoff matchup with perfect 9-0 records, and the Marauders held on for a 110-90 victory that gave them the title and the pick of the ceremonial candy prizes. It was the fourth time in five years -- and the fifth time overall -- that Hanover students have earned at least a share of first place in the tournament, which is named for late Essex coach Sue Pasco.
The Marauders and Redhawks coasted through the preliminary round with 7-0 marks, going 6-0 within their groups and earning intergroup victories over second-place finishers Essex and Mt. Mansfield. CVU and Hanover then swept Essex and Mt. Mansfield in the Group A playoffs to set up their showdown for the title.
Essex (6-4) beat Mt. Mansfield (5-5) in the final round in a battle for third place while Burlington (8-2) swept throught the Group B playoffs to finish fifth in the 14-team field. A Harwood duo bolstered by students from a couple of other schools topped C playoffs with a perfect 3-0 record, and BFA-Fairfax earned 13th place by sweeping Bellows Falls in a three-game playoff series.
|Rank||Team||Overall Record||Prelim. Group||Playoff Group|
|6T||Champlain Valley B||6-4||4-2||1-2|
|6T||South Burlington A||4-6||3-3||1-2|
|11||South Burlington B||4-6||2-4||1-2|
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