Jan. 9: Rebel Recap

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Thursday January 09, 2014

Boys Basketball

The Rebels fell in an early hole this past Saturday facing CVU, but battled back to upend the Redhawks 51-42. Zack Piper and Isaac Gittelsohn led their team, as South Burlington netted ten critical points in the final quarter of play and managed to contain an aggressive Redhawk’s scoring attack to preserve the victory. Piper finished with a team-leading eighteen points in the game, while Gittelsohn battled into the double-digits with fourteen points. With another victory under their belt in what has been an impressive early season start for this South Burlington lineup, the Rebels improve to 4-2 after bouncing back from last week’s loss to Mount Mansfield.

Girls Basketball

South Burlington cruised to a victory over Middlebury last Friday, dominating the Tigers on both ends of the court for a 49-12 victory. The Rebel’s defense was up to the task of handling Middlebury on the road, shutting down any and all Tiger’s scoring attempts. South Burlington’s lights-out defense was complimented by its dynamic scoring attack, led by senior co-captain Sage Barton who turned in double-digit scoring with twelve points. Kayla Gilding was also aggressive driving to the hoop for her team, scoring eight points in the victory as South Burlington jumped out to a 29-8 lead at halftime. Payton Buxton accounted for half of Middlebury’s scoring, leading her team with six points. South Burlington hopes to turn their early-season fortunes around as they improve to 2-4 with the victory, snapping a four game losing streak.

Girls Hockey

The combined forces of South Burlington/CVU fell to North Country at home this past Saturday 3-2. Molly Dunphy and Sarah Fisher provided the scores for their team with a goal apiece for South Burlington. Courtney Peyko made thirteen saves in goal, but the SB/CVU defense struggled to slow down the Falcon’s Whitney Bernier, who lit up the ice for North Country with a pair of scores and an assist in the game. With the loss, South Burlington falls to 4-3 on the season, and will be looking to bounce back with a pair of home games, as the Rebels face Rutland  Saturday, January 11, and Essex  Saturday, January 18.


The South Burlington gymnastics team defeated Middlebury in the Rebel’s first home meet of the season. The Rebels outscored the Tigers 125.7-108.7 to help South Burlington remain undefeated with a 2-0 record on the season. The Rebels will face another home meet this coming Saturday, when South Burlington hosts Randolph.

Indoor Track

The South Burlington boys and girls indoor track teams turned in another strong performance at UVM this past Saturday, with the boys team taking first place with a score of 164.5, and the girls finishing third, behind Essex and St. Johnsbury, with a score of 74.0. “The boys team had a very strong showing, with many “top 6” performances.” said head coach Dennis Akey “The girl’s team showed a lot of improvement in their performance, while setting many PR’s on the afternoon.”

Some highlights from Saturday’s action include…• Christa Carmichael finishing 2nd in the 55m hurdles with a time of 9.94, followed closely by teammate Chelsea Austin, 4th, 10.14

• Katie McLane finishing 2nd for the Rebels in the high jump, with a height of 4-06.00
• Alex Groen finishing 4th in the shotput, throwing a distance of 25-08.5
• Jack Graham, Ismail Temirov, Damion Curtis, and Will Graham finishing 4-7 in the 300m dash
• Sean MacDonald and James Gregoire finishing 1st and 2nd (respectively) in the 600m run, with teammates Matthew Royer and Andrew Levite finishing 5th and 6th 
• Pat Hickey finishing 1st in the 1000m run (2:51.0), followed by a 4th place finish by teammate Phil Holt  
• Gabe Nelson finishing 1st in the 3200m run (11:03.8)
• Caleb Kasupski taking 1st in the 55m hurdles (9.14), followed by a 2nd place finish from teammate Matthew Cantozzi 
• Kasupski taking a 1st place finish in the long jump, with a distance of 19-02.00
• South Burlington relay teams claiming a 1st place victory in both the 4x200 and the 4x800, while finishing 2nd in the 4x400
• Connor Young taking 1st place for the Rebels in the shot put with a distance of 46-05.5 South Burlington will return to UVM next Saturday, January 11 for their fourth meet of the season, beginning at 3pm.