FOX 44/ABC 22 HS Athlete of the Week: CVU's Amanda Lougee

Published 03/05 2014 06:40PM

Updated 03/06 2014 04:55PM

Burlington, VT -- In the Division 1 State Championship Game in Girls Basketball, it all came down to a pair of free throws for Senior Captain Amanda Lougee.

"I promised them I would so I did it. We're deep, dedicated, and determined to win, at all times." said Lougee after CVU's championship celebration.

Amanda kept her promise, making both free throws and securing CVU's second straight State Championship.

"I knew I could hit them! We came into the season not knowing what was going to happen, and we ended up being undefeated in the regular season."

And it all boils down to trust. From teammates through to the coaches, everyone trusting each other, and winning.

"It was a little nerve-wracking but I had confidence in her." said fellow captain Emily Kinneston. "We foul shoot every morning so I knew she was going to knock them down. There was no pressure. She did her job and it was amazing."

"This is what good teams have to do to get a win against Rice." said CVU head coach Ute Otley. "I thought she showed great composure getting to the line. That was huge. I was really just playing out the scenarios. If the first one doesn't go in what do we do? If the second one doesn't go in, what do we do?"

And that's the life of a coach, always planning ahead. Ultimately, she knew Amanda could get the job done.

"I was really confident, no doubt in anyone's mind that she was going to make both of those. We're really proud of her."

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