Thursday January 14, 2016
South Burlington made short work of a winless Spaulding team this past week, as the Rebels defeated the Crimson Tide 40-23. Elizabeth Khosravi stepped up to lead her team on both ends of the floor, leading South Burlington in scoring with 14 points while pulling down 9 rebounds. Emma McDonough also reached double figures in scoring, with 10 points in the game, and worked aggressively under the boards to come up with 9 rebounds of her own. This tough, team oriented play has help South Burlington surge ahead to a 6-4 record on the season.
South Burlington pushed themselves to the limit to pull out a narrow 43-40 victory over St. Albans this past week. Harrison Gregoire put the Rebels on his back in the contest, with his hard nosed play, seemingly willing his team to victory. Gregoire posted a double-double in the game, with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists to lead South Burlington. Jeremy Clements also chipped in 12 points in the game, helping the Rebels go on a 15-6 run in the third quarter to secure the contest. With the victory, South Burlington improves to 4-7 on the season.
The Rebels took an early lead in last week’s contest against Rutland, and held for a 5-4 victory. Mike Flaherty, John Thibeault, Dylan Rochford, Toby Young, and Kyle Ehler Vock had goals in the game. For Thibeault and Rochford, the scores were the first of their high school careers. The Rebels worked aggressively in the first period, netting three of their five goals in the frame. Zach Munson made 19 saves in goal for South Burlington. With the win, South Burlington improves to 5-1-3 on the season. Last week’s recap omitted that Dylan LeClair scored a goal in the Dennis-Yarmouth game.
The Rebels couldn’t get any offense going against Rutland, falling to the Red Raiders 4-0. Erin Church made 28 saves in the loss. With the loss, South Burlington falls to 4-6.
The Rebels finished near the middle of the pack in their 4th meet at UVM this past weekend. The girls team had a 9th place team finish out of the twenty competing high schools, while the boys team fell to the 13th slot out of nineteen schools. Cameron Peyko stood out with a 5th place finish in the women’s 55m dash, as well as a 4th place finish in the long jump. Bentley Wilking took an 8th place finish in the shot-put out of forty-five competitors, throwing a distance of 34-01.00. Teammate Daniel Reeves tied for a 6th place finish in the high jump, while Megan Kronoff finished 3rd in the women’s shot-put event, with a distance of 29-3.50. South Burlington’s usually dominant relay teams weren’t in action for Saturday’s meet, which left both the boys and girls teams fighting to make up scoring ground. The Rebels return to UVM for their sixth meet of the season next Saturday, 1/16.
SOURCE: Peter Caulkin, Correspondent