Feb. 6: Rebel Recap

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Thursday February 06, 2014

Boy’s Hockey

South Burlington played some of its best hockey of the season this past Saturday, when the Rebels knocked off the previously undefeated CVU Redhawks 5-3 in the annual CSB cup showdown. The Rebels did all their damage in the second period, netting five goals in a scoring blitzkrieg of just over five minutes. Matt Baechle pulled off the hat-trick with three goals in the game, while teammates Gabe Simpatico and Brendan Lahue also netted scores. Lahue also contributed two assists in the game. The Redhawks found the net twice early in the third period, and again on a power play with 1:33 remaining in the contest, but some aggressive defensive play and thirteen saves by goalie Ben Greenstein gave South Burlington a CSB cup win for the fourth year in a row. With the win, the Rebels improve to 9-7 on the season.   

Girl’s Hockey

The RebelHawks pulled off a big win this past Saturday night, as the combined team of South Burlington/CVU defeated Missisquoi 9-4. Sarah Fisher had one of her strongest games of the season, scoring four goals in the victory and contributing three assists. As the Thunderbirds moved out of position to stop Fisher, teammates Rachel Pitcher, Courtney Barrett, Molly Dunphy, and Casey Johnson carved through the Missisquoi defense. Pitcher contributed a pair of goals, while Barrett contributed a goal and three assists. Dunphy and Johnson both scored, with Dunphy adding a pair of assists in the game. Courtney Peyko made sixteen saves for the RebelHawks before turning the net over to teammate Erin Church, who made four saves in defense of the win. With the victory, South Burlington/CVU improves to 8-6-1.

Boy’s Basketball

South Burlington suffered a decisive 75-41 loss last Wednesday at the hands of the Rice Green Knights. With four players scoring in double figures, the Rebels had no answer for the Green Knight’s rampaging offense. Bryant Hinchcliffe continued to play his best offense, adding fourteen points to help keep South Burlington competitive in the contest. However, the Green Knights dominated the Rebels in nearly every facet of the game, as South Burlington fell to 7-5 with the loss.  

South Burlington upended visiting Spaulding 51-44 this past Friday as aggressive defense late in the game helped the Rebels survive a fourth quarter Crimson Tide comeback attempt. South Burlington had lost two straight going into the matchup and needed their key playmakers to leave it all on the court to help the Rebels secure a badly needed win. Bryant Hinchcliffe was up to the challenge- the senior co-captain led his team with fifteen points and helped South Burlington take an eleven point lead into the final quarter. Spaulding was able to cut the lead to five, thanks to their own pair of double-digit scoring performances, but defense and strong rebounding were enough to secure the victory for the Rebels, handing the Crimson Tide their fourth straight loss. Patrick McMackin added eleven points for South Burlington in the victory, as the Rebels improve to 8-5.

Girl’s Basketball

The Rebels stormed out to a twenty-three point lead and an eighth victory of the season as South Burlington defeated Middlebury 43-20 this past Wednesday. Sage Barton reached double figures in scoring for her team, as the senior co-captain netted twelve points and pulled down seven rebounds in the victory. South Burlington continued to win with its defense, outscoring Middlebury 25-4 through the second and third periods. Samantha Barrett and Taylor Gloyd made the most of their scoring opportunities, as both players finished with eight points in the game.  

South Burlington narrowly edged out Mount Mansfield in a low scoring 26-25 matchup this past Friday. Samantha Barrett led the Rebels in scoring with eight points, but the deciding basket was scored by Sarah Fisher, who put South Burlington ahead with under a minute to play in the game. With the victory, the Rebels improve to 9-5 on the season and look to be playing some of their season’s best basketball in time engineer a promising playoff run. 


After weathering their first loss of the season the Rebels bounced back Saturday, defeating St. Johnsbury on the road 131.05-117.40. With the win, South Burlington improves to 5-1 on the season and will host their final home meet of the season on Tuesday, February 4, after press deadline.

Dance Team

The Rebel Dance Team is having a strong showing thus far this season.  January 18 at Lamoille Union High School, the Varsity placed first in pom. The following weekend at Middlebury, Varsity repeated their first-place performance in pom. Februay 1, the Rebel Dancers hosted the Winter Heat competition, where Varsity again took first in pom and debuted their jazz routine, which also earned them a first place finish. While the JV Dancers completed their season by finishing with the highest competition scores for the third week in a row, the Varsity is looking forward to NVAC’s on February 15 at Mt Mansfield and States at Vergennes on February 22.