Basketball players win All-Tournament Honors

The Vermont Women’s Basketball team hosted the annual TD Bank Classic holiday tournament at Patrick Gym this past week.
The team kicked off the weekend with a convincing victory over the New Jersey Institute of Technology, winning Friday night by a score of 64-42.
Junior guard Sydney Smith and first-year forward Hanna Crymble led the Catamounts with 12 points each, according to UVM athletics.
With the win, Vermont moved to the final of the tournament to face Milwaukee Panthers, after they beat LIU Brooklyn 89-50.
The women next faced a tough Milwaukee team Saturday, suffering a 68-44 defeat, and again Sydney Smith and Hanna Crymble led the Catamounts with 11 points and 7 points respectively, according to UVM athletics.
The loss dropped Vermont to a 2-4 record, while Milwaukee improved to 4-1 on the season.
Although Vermont did lose the championship game of this year’s TD Bank Classic Tournament, Smith and Crymble were both honored with an All-Tournament Team selection for their impressive individual displays.
Both players have been used to collecting honors in the past.
Smith was part of both the America East All-Rookie Team and the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2015, according to UVM athletics.
The TD Bank Classic tournament seems to bring out the best in her, as she also reached season highs of 30 points, 11 rebounds, and seven three-pointers in the TD Bank Classic game against Quinnipiac University last season, according to UVM athletics.
While Crymble’s collegiate career just started, her high school career was filled with honors.
According to her UVM athletics profile, Crymble won All-Conference honors in back-to-back seasons from 2013-15 at Champlin Park High School.
There, she also collected 775 points in three seasons and captained the squad for two seasons.
Smith and Crymble will look to continue their good form when the Women’s Basketball take on the College of the Holy Cross Wed. Nov. 30 at the Patrick Gym, before traveling to Philadelphia, PA Dec. 4 to face Temple University.