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Jan. 19: Rebel Recap

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Thursday January 19, 2017

Girls Basketball

On Saturday, January 14, the Rebel girls basketball team hosted Burr & Burton. South Burlington got off to a great start, jumping out to a 14-6 lead after one quarter. Up by eight at the half, the Rebels finished strong with a 29-10 run in the second half, winning 53-26. The defense played well, and the offense was led by Grace Hoehl, who scored 18 points and added a handful of steals on defense. Teammate Grace Vincent added eight points as nine of the 12 Rebel shooters scored in the game. Their next game is at home against CVU on January 20.

Boys Basketball

On Saturday, January 14, Brendan Bridge recorded a double double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to help lead South Burlington to a 69-44 victory over Spaulding. Ben Moran led the Rebels with 14 points, and a 17-6 third quarter run helped put the game out of reach. Next up is a game on January 21 at MVU.

Boys Hockey

South Burlington’s boys hockey team finished with a 2-2 tie against CVU at Cairns on Saturday, January 14. Dylan LeClair got the Rebels out to a quick 1-0 lead with a first period goal. CVU then scored two unanswered goals, one in the middle of the first and the other in the second period. With nine minutes left in the game, Captain Mike Flaherty demonstrated great skill on the tying goal, bringing the score 2-2. Both teams had overtime opportunities to win the game, but when the overtime period ended, the score was frozen at 2-2. Their next game is at Woodstock on January 21.

Girls Hockey

The Rebel girls hockey team hosted Burlington/Colchester at Cairns on Saturday, January 14. Tess Hanbridge pushed away 19 of the 22 shots she faced as the Rebels fell 3-0, giving up a goal in each of the three periods. Claire Wright played well throughout the game and according to Coach Tinti, “set the pace for the team from the first puck drop.” Josie Toof and Emma Havers also had strong games for the Rebels. “We started off slow, which has become a pattern for us that we need to improve upon. However, we showed a stronger 2nd and 3rd period with shots and opportunity. Unfortunately, we couldn’t capitalize on our power play chances. I’m really happy with the way we were able to finish strong in the third and I think our captain leaders played a role in getting the team back on track,” Tinti added. Next up is a January 21 contest at home versus Northfield.
Indoor Track

On January 6, South Burlington sent some of its indoor track team to New Hampshire for the Dartmouth Relays. There were 2000 athletes at the relays this year. Amelia Pape (36-06.75) and Odessa O’Brien (36-05.00) set personal records in the Triple Jump and took 1-2 in the finals at the meet. The 18 points they scored is 2nd all-time in SBHS history for the Dartmouth Relays. Their next event is at Norwich on January 21.


Rutland Bowlerama hosted a meet between South Burlington, Essex, Fair Haven and Lyndon on Saturday, January 14. When the last ball had been rolled, South Burlington was victorious over Fair Haven in the final match, rolling a score of 231. Their next competition is on January 21 at Valley Bowl.