Thursday February 15, 2018
The girls basketball team was 1-1 on the roar last week after defeating BFA-St. Albans and losing to Essex. On Monday, February 6, Grace Hoehl’s four three-pointers and 24 points helped the Wolves over the Comets with a 47-33 score. Emma MacDonough added nine points.
Three days later, the Wolves couldn’t overcome a 10-0 Essex lead in the first quarter and Essex won the game 52-39. Hoehl (18 points) and MacDonough (16 points) once again were the leading scorers for the 12-4 team that will take on CVU at home on February 15.
On Tuesday, February 6, Hakeem Fuad’s 12 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists weren’t quite enough to get the visiting Wolves over the CVU Redhawks. Evan Parker hit a three pointer with 24 seconds to cut CVU’s lead down to three, but the Redhawks were able to hold off South Burlington’s late surge. Ethan Klesch added 17 points for the Wolves and the final score was 61-56.
Three days later, the Wolves got back into the win column with a 77-64 win over visiting Spaulding. Klesch was the leading scorer with 28 points and 10 rebounds, while Fuad added 15 and Parker scored 11. “This game was really all about Ethan,” Coach Bayer-Pacht said. “The senior standout had the performance that I hope ensures him the all-state recognition he deserves. The Wolves finished the week with a 9-5 record for the season with six games to go. They travel to Rice Memorial on February 16.
The Wolves boys hockey team dropped a 4-3 contest to host Spaulding on Monday, February 9. Dylan LeClair scored two goals and Caden Hart added one. Ted Hopper and Logan Riddle combined for 27 saves in the loss.
On Saturday, February 10, South Burlington faced a tough Essex team on the road and lost 7-2. Hart and LeClair scored the two goals while Riddle had 31 saves. The team finished the week with a season record of 4-10-1 and head to Manchester for a game on February 16.
Indoor Track and Field
The Indoor Track and Field State Championships were held at UVM on February 10. The South Burlington girls finished in third place with 86 points and the boys finished in fourth place with 87.5 points.
On Thursday, February 8, the Wolves team fell to perennial powerhouse Essex in gymnastics. The final score was 140 to 82.3. The state gymnastics meet will be held on February 16.
SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent