Thursday February 27, 2014
South Burlington’s regular season wrapped up this past Thursday night with a 69-62 loss to North Country. Bryant Hinchcliffe led the Rebels with seventeen points, but South Burlington struggled to contain the Falcon’s Tyler Jenne from beyond the three point line. Jenne scored twenty-one points in the game, a total that included six-three pointers, to steal a badly needed win from South Burlington.
Jeremy Clements helped South Burlington continue to battle in the contest, netting twelve points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a determined North Country looking to aggressively end its season on a high note. With the win, the Falcons improve to 7-13, while the Rebels fall to 9-11 with the loss. South Burlington was announced as the 12th seed in the upcoming playoff race, and will face 5th seeded Mount Mansfield on the road Wednesday, February 26, after press deadline.
South Burlington/CVU fell to Essex last Wednesday 4-1 in the RebelHawks final game of the regular season. Julia Finnegan netted a score for her team, but the RebelHawks faced daunting opposition from the 14-1-4 and offensive weapon Kathleen Young. Young scored three times for the Hornets, while assisting on the fourth goal. Essex continually challenged goalie Courtney Peyko, but the junior continued her strong play with thirty-six saves in the loss. The RebelHawks are ranked 6th at the end of the regular season and will face 3rd seeded Spaulding on Wednesday, February 26, after press deadline.
The South Burlington boy’s team had a much needed week of rest, recovery, and practice before their quarterfinal contest this Wednesday. The Rebels will hit the road to face BFA, bringing a 12-8 record into the matchup against the Comets.
South Burlington lost to Essex 33-23 in last Wednesday’s Division I playdowns. Sarah Couture added eight points for the Rebels, but Essex dominated the fourth quarter with an 11-6 run to seal the victory. Essex Hornet Kara Sheftic led her team with twelve points, putting her over 1,000 points for her high school career.
Dance Team - State Champs in Pom and Jazz
The South Burlington dance team came in first in two out of three categories at Saturday’s dance championships at Vergennes Union High School. The Rebels claimed the pom and jazz categories, while Lamoille placed first in hip-hop.
The South Burlington team finished third out of the nine teams competing at Saturday’s Gymnastics State Championship, held at Essex High School. The Rebels scored 126.675 as a team, and finished behind champion Essex and runner-up CVU. South Burlington’s Kelly O’Brien finished 4th in all-around scoring, with a total of 35.975, while teammate Olivia Dickinson tied for 7th with 32.725.