Jan. 7: Rebel Recap

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Thursday January 07, 2016

Boys Basketball

The Rebels came up short against Spaulding this past week, falling 59-54 to the Crimson Tide. The Rebels held a 43-37 lead through three quarters before the Tide poured on the offense in the final quarter of regulation. The Rebels struggled to slow down Matt Allen and Brandon Bedard from Spaulding, who each contributed 20 points in the contest. Nick Licinsky led South Burlington in scoring with 17 points, while teammates Tyler Ayers and Harrison Gregoire also reached double figures, scoring 11 and 10 points respectively. With the loss, the Rebels drop to 3-5 on the season.

Girls Basketball

The Rebels picked up a solid victory this past week, soundly defeating Burr & Burton 54-28. Allie Bosely led her team, reaching double figures in scoring with 12 points and contributing 6 assists in the game. Emma MacDonough helped South Burlington’s offensive production with 10 points in the game, while Elizabeth Khosravi worked aggressively on the boards while pulling down 8 rebounds.

Boys Hockey

South Burlington traveled out of Vermont to face Massachusetts team Dennis-Yarmouth and wrapped up a 4-4 tie against the hosting Dolphins. South Burlington led late in the game, but gave up a goal to Dennis-Yarmouth with just thirty-five seconds remaining in the final period. Brendan Lahue, Mike Flaherty, and Josh Phillips scored for the Rebels. Flaherty contributed an assist, and Lahue contributed a pair of assists. Travis Gay made 12 saves in goal for South Burlington.

Girls Hockey

South Burlington found an offensive rhythm last week as they upended Colchester 6-2. Katie Young led the Rebels with 2 goals in the contest, while Julia Finnegan, Sarah O’Rourke, Kate Hall, and Emma Havers added a goal apiece. Erin Church made 24 saves in goal for South Burlington.

The Rebels continued to roll this past week, as they defeated Rice 4-2. Kate Hall provided the game breaking goals in the third period, scoring twice in the period on a South Burlington power play and again on an empty Green Knights net to give the Rebels a two-goal advantage. Sophie Jarvis and Rachael Stone also scored for South Burlington in the game, while Sophie Johnson and Katie Young each contributed an assist. Erin Church made fifteen saves in goal for South Burlington, who improve to 4-4 with the win.

Indoor Track and Field

The South Burlington boys and girls teams finished 1st and 2nd in their respective divisions at this past Saturday’s Chittenden Meet, held at UVM. The boy’s team finished with a 182 team score, while the girls finished with 120, behind the first place finishing Essex Hornets. Cora Kakalec led her team with a 1st place finish in the women’s 55m dash with a time of 7.72, with Cameron Peyko and Olivia Dickinson finishing 3rd and 4th in the event. Lucas Calcagni finished 2nd in both the 1000m and the 1600m for the Rebels while teammate Trevor Houchens finished 1st in the 3200m. South Burlington was victorious in the girls 4x200m relay, thanks to the efforts of Katherine Yang, Cameron Peyko, Odessa O’Brien, and Cora Kakalec, as well as the boys 4x200, 4x400, 4x800, and girls 4x400, and 4x800 for a complete sweep of the relay events. Other South Burlington runners contributing to the winning relay teams include Noah Barton, Caleb Schirmer, Caleb Levan, Michael Chea, Myles Blossey, Gabe Nelson, Clayton Chisolm, Connor MacDonald, Bobby Hall, Jackson Hauman, Trevor Houchens, Meghan Cook, Lana Alnamee, Olivia Dickinson, Josie Ford, Olivia Dion, and Chloe O’Brien. South Burlington also took the top four finishes in the boy’s shot put event, with Isaac Girourard winning the event with a distance of 41-10.00, and followed by teammates Colin O’Brien, Matt Bodykevich, and Eric Imobersteg. The Rebels will return to UVM for next weekend’s meet on Saturday 1/9.

SOURCE: Peter Culkin, Correspondent