Dec. 23: Rebel Recap

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Wednesday December 23, 2015

Boys Basketball

The Rebels picked up another win, traveling to Middlebury and defeating the Tigers 61-46. Middlebury battled back late in the game, cutting South Burlington’s lead to four with just over three minutes to play in the final quarter. The Rebels continued to play aggressively at both ends of the floor and pulled away from the Tigers in the final minutes to solidify the win. Ben Moran, Harrison Gregoire, and Tyler Ayers all reached double figures in scoring for South Burlington, netting 14, 13, and 10 points, respectively.

South Burlington upended Missisquoi 77-47 this past week. Jeremy Clements found his offensive rhythm from behind the 3-point arc, burying six three-pointers to lead the Rebels in a 20 point scoring effort. The Rebels pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Thunderbirds 20-2 coming out of the half. Ben Moran added 17 points in the victory, to help South Burlington improve to 3-3.

Boys Hockey

The Rebels kicked their offense into high gear to stop North Country 7-2. Brendan Lahue provided a hat trick for South Burlington, while Dylan Leclair contributed two scores and Michael Flaherty and Jared Baron added a goal apiece. Kyle Ehler-Vock added three assists. Travis Gray made 16 saves in goal for the Rebels.

Girls Hockey- The Rebels netted an early goal, but the Hornets came storming back to defeat South Burlington 3-1 this past week. Kate Hall netted the goal for the Rebels, but South Burlington couldn’t shut down the Hornets’ Amanda Sinkewicz, who scored twice in the game. Erin Church made 38 saves in the loss, as South Burlington fell to 2-2 on the season.

Girls Basketball

U-32 doubled up on South Burlington, defeating the Rebels 38-19 last week. South Burlington played strong defense in the first half, holding U-32 to eight points in the first two periods and trailing by one going into half time. The Rebels struggled to slow down the Raider’s Liz Aitchison in the second half, who led U-32 in scoring with 16 points. Elizabeth Khosravi led South Burlington, with 5 points in the game. With the loss, the Rebels are 2-3 on the season.

Indoor Track

The South Burlington boys team finished first with a total score of 233 in this past weekend’s track and field action at UVM, with the South Burlington girls taking a second place team finish behind Essex with a total score of 105. Ben Moran and Bobby Hall finished 1st and 2nd in the men’s 600m race, while the team of Katherine Yang, Odessa O’Brien, Emma Tolan, and Emily Kolar finished 1st in the 4x200m relay. Other standout relay teams included the 1st place boys 4x200m crew of Michael Chea, Noah Barton, Caleb Levan, and Cam Zagursky, as well as the 1st place girls 4x400 team of Josie Ford, Lana Alnamee, Emily Booth, and Meghan Cook. Incredibly enough, the South Burlington boys had two 4-man teams finish 1-2 in both the 4x400 and the 4x800m event (4x400 SB1. Gregory Desautels, Myles Blossey, Avery Cyr, and Nevil Desai SB2. Nick Knudsen, Brennan Hanson, Caleb Levan, and Ben Moran 4x800 SB1. Jackson Hauman, Gabe Nelson, Tom Dustira, and Ethan Sheffield SB2. Bobby Hall, Connor MacDonald, Colin McKay, and Kevin Le) In field events, Isaac Girouard finished 1st in the shotput, while South Burlington took 5 out of the top 6 finishes in the men’s long jump, with Noah Barton and Brennan Hanson taking 1st and 2nd place finishes in the event and followed by teammates Will Graham, Ben Moran, and Caleb Levan in the 4-6 spots.

SOURCE: Peter Culkin