Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl

Kickoff Tournament

ESSEX JUCTION, Vt. -- Champlain Valley avenged preliminary-round losses by defeating Burlington and Hanover in the playoffs to capture the 4th annual Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl Kickoff Tournament at Essex High School on September 15, 2001.

The Crusaders lost 125-95 to Hanover and 140-125 to Burlington in going 4-2 in the prelims and earning the third seed in the ten-team field. But in the playoffs, CVU beat Montpelier 200-30 in the quarterfinals, Burlington 85-55 in the semis, and Hanover 230-110 in the championship game to take the title.

Hanover and Burlington each went 5-1 in prelims to earn the top two seeds while Oxbow and Colchester joined CVU in going 4-2. In the quarterfinals, Hanover defeated a mixed team from Burlington and Essex Middle School, Burlington beat a mixed team from CVU and Oxbow, and Oxbow downed Colchester. Hanover earned its berth in the championship game with a 100-60 semifinal win over Oxbow.

Burlington defeated Oxbow in the consolation game to claim third place while Essex, which lost numerous close games in going 0-6 in the prelims, won all three of its ladder-play playoffs to take the fifth position.

The tournament, which opened the 2001-2002 season, featured games 15 minutes in length with rounds of toss-ups and bonuses, and all toss-ups.

Statistical Results

Rank Team Overall Record Prelim. Record Playoff Record PPG
1 Champlain Valley (champions) 7-2 4-2 3-0 142.8
2 Hanover 7-2 5-1 2-1 137.8
3 Burlington 7-2 5-1 2-1 131.1
4 Oxbow 5-4 4-2 1-2 102.8
5 Essex 3-6 0-6 3-0 80.6
6 Colchester 5-4 4-2 1-2 63.3
7 Montpelier 4-5 3-3 1-2 82.8
8 CVU/Oxbow* 4-5 3-3 1-2 67.2
9 Burlington/Essex Middle* 3-6 2-4 1-2 63.3
10 North Country 0-9 0-6 0-3 48.9

* - Chimera Teams


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