Jan. 21: Rebel Recap

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Thursday January 21, 2016

Girls Basketball

South Burlington came up short against St. Johnsbury this past week, falling to the Hilltoppers 53-37 in the loss. The Hilltoppers outscored the Rebels 35-22 in the second half to pull away with the win. Emma MacDonough led South Burlington with 11 points in the game, while teammate Allie Bosely added 9 points. With the loss, South Burlington falls to 6-5 on the season.

Boys Basketball

Colchester narrowly outpaced South Burlington, sinking the Rebels 61-58 this past week. The Lakers broke the game open on a 20-2 scoring stretch that overlapped between the second and third quarters. The Rebels held an early lead, at one point leading the Lakers 31-20, but Colchester battled back at the end of the first half to tie the game 33-33 at halftime. The Rebels launched a last ditch three point attempt as the final buzzer sounded, but the errant shot allowed the Lakers to escape with the win. Thomas Meadows had a huge game for the visiting Lakers, propelling his team with 30 points in the contest. Harrison Gregoire and Tyler Ayers both reached double figures in scoring for South Burlington, netting 14 and 13 points respectively. With the loss, South Burlington falls to 4-8 on the season.

Girls Hockey

Middlebury controlled the ice when they came to South Burlington this past week, shutting down the Rebels in a 5-0 blowout. Erin Church made 18 saves in the game, but the Rebels couldn’t generate any offense against a top seeded Tigers program that improves to 11-2-1 with the win. South Burlington falls to 4-7 on the season with the loss.

Boys Hockey

South Burlington struggled to get anything going against visiting St. Albans, getting overrun to the tune of 7-0 this past week. Travis Gay and Michael Baechle combined for 23 saves in goal for the Rebels, but a landslide second period that saw four goals by the Bobwhites created an insurmountable obstacle for South Burlington, who falls to 5-2-3 with the loss. With the win, St. Albans remains undefeated on the season, posting a 10-0-1 record.

Indoor Track and Field

The boys and girls track and field team were back in winning form this week for their meet held at UVM on Saturday 1/16. The boy’s team finished 1st overall, with 126 team points, while the girls finished 2nd to St. Johnsbury, with 94 team points. The South Burlington relay teams, out of action for last week’s UVM meet, returned to the track and made a big difference for the Rebels. The boy’s team’s won the 4x200 and 4x800 events, and came in 2nd in the 4x400, while the Rebel girls finished 2nd as a team in the 4x200 and 4x400. Kora Kakalec took a 1st place finish for South Burlington in the girl’s 55m dash, while Jackson Hauman won the 3200m run for the Rebels. Isaac Girourard and Colin O’Brien finished 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the boy’s shot-put event, while Megan Kronoff finished 2nd in the same event for the South Burlington girls. The Rebels hit the road for their Saturday, 1/23 meet, traveling to Norwich University for the event. It will be their first meet away from UVM since December 12th of last year.

SOURCE: Peter Caulkin, Correspondent