The South Burlington dance team took over the gymnasium on Saturday to host the Northern Vermont Athletic Conference Dance Competition.

The Wolves emerged on top in three categories, setting them up for the state competition in a couple of weeks.

South Burlington came in first in the Pom division and the Jazz division, while the JV team captured a win in the JV Pom/Jazz division.

The state dance competition will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Vergennes High School.

Boys Basketball

South Burlington 63, Spaulding 60: The South Burlington boys basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over Spaulding on Friday.

The Wolves hit two foul shots with under four seconds to go to clinch the 63-60 win. Evan Parker had 15 points to lead South Burlington, while Brendan Bridge added 14 points.

Owen McDonough chipped in with 13 points and Tyler Gammon scored 10 points for the Wolves, who move to 7-7 with the win.

The win helps take the sting out of a four-point loss to Champlain Valley on Tuesday. The Redhawks earned a 63-59 win over the Wolves.

Mason Otley had 24 points to lead CVU, whole Jacob Boliba added 14 points.

McDonough led all scorers with 28 points for South Burlington and Parker chipped in with 10 points.

Girls Hockey

Essex 3, South Burlington 0: After pitching a shutout in the first period, the South Burlington girls hockey team surrendered two goals in the second period and fell to Essex on Saturday.

Molly Brayns and Abby Robbins each scored for the Hornets (13-1), while Olivia Miller-Johnson added another tally in the third.

Lyssa Tan made 35 saves in net for the Wolves, who fall to 7-5-1.

While the Saturday loss stung, South Burlington did earn a win earlier in the week. The Wolves beat Rice, 6-5, in a back-and-forth matchup on Wednesday.

Kate Hall had a hat trick for the Wolves, while Mia Angwin scored the game-winner in the third period. Molly Gaboriault and Lily Truchon also tallied for South Burlington. Tan earned the win in goal with 35 saves.

Girls Basketball

Essex 33, South Burlington 24: South Burlington’s struggles continued in a loss to Essex on Thursday.

The Hornets outscored the Wolves 9-0 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 33-24 win.

Colby Casey had seven points to lead South Burlington, who fell to 2-14.

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