Thursday December 22, 2016
Friday, December 16, the Rebels girls hockey team hosted the Plattsburgh Hornets in game one of the Hockey for Hope Tournament at Cairns. They lost 8-1 to the strong N.Y. team. Tess Hanbridge made 29 saves in her first ever Rebel hockey game. The Rebel offense had 11 shots on net and Kate Hall scored the lone goal with Julia Finnegan and Emma Havers assisting. Hannah Fischer had a strong game on defense, playing for her sister who is a cancer survivor.
The next day, the Rebels faced another out of state opponent, this time from Connecticut. The team played a much stronger game but fell short, losing 5-0. Lyssa Tan had 19 saves in net for the Rebels.
Coach Tinti was reflective after the tournament. ”The Hockey for Hope Weekend is dear to our hearts as members of the South Burlington Community. We focused on our reasons for playing this weekend, whether it be a loved one fighting cancer, a survivor, or any other reason near the cause. In a special way we played this weekend for Principal Pat Burke. He was the leader and organizer of the tournament and we thank him, and his committee so much for all of the hard work. We look forward to hosting this tournament every year and I hope that it continues to grow so we can spread more awareness and donate more in the hopes of finding a cure,” she said.
Next up is Burr and Burton in Manchester on December 28.
On Friday, December 16, the South Burlington indoor track team participated in a meet at UVM. The girls team finished second in a seven team field while the boys finished first in a dominant performance. Sophie Jarvis won the shot put with a throw of 32-2.5, while Odessa O’Brien earned the victory in the triple jump with a jump of 34-1.25. On the boys side, Tom Dustira won the 1,000 (2:50.29) and Trevor Houchens won the 3,200 (10:17.73). With a throw of 42-6, Isaac Girouard earned the victory in the shot put, and Brandon Lee Jumped his way to the win in the triple jump (37-8.25). Their next meet is on December 28 at UVM.
The Rebels boys basketball team picked up a pair of wins last week. On Wednesday, December 14, they defeated Mount Mansfield 43-38 in Jericho. Harrison Gregoire had six points in the final minutes, including the go ahead score to help lead South Burlington to the win. Hakeem Fuad’s nine points led the Rebel offense.
On Friday, a 22-3 run at the end of the first half helped the Rebels surge past Vergennes. Gregoire scored 17 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists. Teammates Fuad (14 points) and Brendan Bridge (11 points) also helped lead the Rebel offense. The final score was 75-44 for the 2-0 Rebels. Their next game is December 23 at home versus Burlington.
SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent