Thursday February 20, 2014
The South Burlington/CVU combined team battled to a 2-2 tie Wednesday, February 12 against visiting BFA. Penalties hurt the RebelHawks, as the Comets capitalized with a back-to-back power play to put South Burlington in a 2-1 hole. The RebelHawks battled back to tie the game on a power play of their own, feeding the puck to reliable-scorer Sarah Fisher, who buried it in the back of the BFA net to knot the game at two scores apiece. Co-captain Rachel Pitcher got South Burlington on the board early, giving her team the advantage with her first period score. The defense played aggressively, but it was an outstanding performance in goal from Courtney Peyko that kept South Burlington in the matchup. BFA threw an arsenal of shots at South Burlington’s net, but the junior goalkeeper kept her cool in the face of pressure and made fifty saves to keep the Comets in check! With the tie, the RebelHawks improve to 8-8-2 in their final home game of the season.
The Rebels fell to CVU 47-32 in the first of South Burlington’s final two home games from this past week. The underdog-Redhawks were buoyed in the contest by a pair of double digit scoring performances and a third quarter in which they outscored the Rebels 19-5. Furthermore, CVU’s lockdown defense held South Burlington’s scorers in check, as Bryant Hinchcliffe led the way for the Rebels with seven points in the game. With the win, CVU improves to 6-12 on the season, while South Burlington falls to a precarious 8-9.
The South Burlington boy’s wrapped up their final home game of the season with a 50-41 victory over Middlebury this past Saturday, February 15. Zach Piper and Jeremy Clements led the way for South Burlington, as both players finished with ten points in the game. The win evens South Burlington’s record at 9-9 on the year, with road games against Colchester and North Country remaining in the regular season. With the loss, Middlebury falls to 8-9.
The South Burlington girls had little standing in the way of their 36-9 victory over Vergennes last Tuesday, February 11, as the Rebels shut out the Commodores through the entire first half. The Rebels defense was as effective as it has been all season, although the struggling Commodores disorganization, turnovers, and poor shot selection did practically everything they could to hand the game over to South Burlington. South Burlington extended its run to 30-0, before Vergennes scored its first basket of the game on the final possession of the third quarter. Sage Barton led her team with another double-digit scoring performance, netting ten points in the victory, while teammate Samantha Barrett finished with eight points. With the win, South Burlington improves to 13-6 on the season. South Burlington fell to Colchester in a narrow 39-37 Valentine’s Day loss this past Friday. It was the final game of the regular season for the South Burlington girls and the Rebels delivered a gutsy, hard fought performance but struggled to contain Colchester’s Feeley, who delivered an electrifying nineteen-point performance to spur the Laker’s victory. Sarah Couture and Taylor Gloyd continued to attack the rim aggressively for South Burlington, with both players reaching double-figures in scoring. Couture finished with twelve points, to Gloyd’s eleven. The Rebels fall to a respectable 13-7 with the loss, while taking careful notes on a Laker’s team that they could easily meet again in the upcoming playoffs.
The South Burlington gymnastic’s team wrapped up it’s regular season with a 126.25-94.40 route of U-32 this past Saturday in Montpelier. With the win, the Rebels finish the year with a 7-1 record and look ahead to next week’s State Championship meet, held on Saturday, February 21 at Essex.