February 8: South Burlington Wolves Weekly Recap

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Thursday February 08, 2018

Girls Basketball

On Monday, January 29, the girls basketball team hosted Spaulding and defeated the Crimson tide 55-33. Emma MacDonough led the way with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Grace Hoel added 11 points and eight steals while everyone on the team found a way to contribute to the win.

Three days later, the team traveled to St. Johnsbury and suffered a 55-37 loss. MacDonough (13 points) and Hoel (10 points) once again were the offensive leaders for the Wolves. “I am really happy with our effort and ability to perform in another tough environment,” Coach Sawyer said. “The final score did not indicate how well we played and how close it was for majority of the game,” he said. The team’s next game is at Essex on February 9.

Alpine Skiiing

The SB Alpine Ski team traveled to Sugarbush on Tuesday, January 30, to compete in the CVU-hosted slalom race. The boys finished tied for second with Rice and the girls skied well but did not have enough racers for a team score. Freshmen Sean Boyer and Katherine Hankes were the top finishers for South Burlington. The next event is a paneled dual slalom race at Mad River Glen on Friday, February 9.

Boys Basketball

On Tuesday, January 30, the Wolves lost to St. Johsnbury 71-60, after Ethan Klesch (15 points) and Evan Parker (14 points) were the high scorers in the game.

“I am hoping this was the final big lesson we needed to learn in a loss this year,” Coach Bayer-Pacht said after the loss. “Great teams get stronger through failure, and to date we have been great about learning, growing and responding after our losses,” he said.

They hosted the Essex Hornets on February first and pulled out a 72-61 win.

Evan Parker scored 24 points, which is a career high for the sophomore, including four three-pointers, and Ethan Klesch added 11 points, while Ben Moran contributed with 10 points. “This was a huge game for us to respond after a very disappointing effort Tuesday at St. J.,” Bayer-Pacht said. “Defensively we were terrific for the first 22 minutes of the contest, and then for some reason lost our edge and Essex went off for 38 points in the game’s final 10 minutes. While I was disappointed we didn’t finish the job better, there were a lot of positives to take away. Our ball and player movement was simply beautiful in the second half, and we showed just how tough we can be defensively when all 5 guys are locked in, rotating together, and communicating well,” he added. The Essex win was the first game in the league schedule as they enter the season stretch in the month of February. Next up is a February 9 matchup with Spaulding.

Bowling

On February 3, Twin City Lanes hosted the Wolves, Hartford, Brattleboro, and Enosburg. South Burlington seeded first after the individual games with 1819 pins and then defeated Brattleboro 2-0 in the first round of the Baker style play downs (178-99, 164-116). In the final round, the Wolves prevailed with a 2-0 win over Hartford (194-162, 164-132). Duncan Scott (205), Aaron Murakami (220), and Patrick O’Hara (216) all bowled for 200 or more in the meet. “Some really nice bowling today from all involved,” said Coach Rooney. “On to Claremont, NH to face Windsor, Oxbow, and Randolph on February 10.”

Nordic Skiing

The SBHS Nordic team has had a busy last week with four races, including the Tour de Chittenden, a unique three race series which includes classic and skate races and an uphill skate race that wound its way up Cochrans ski area.

South Burlington’s combined high school and middle school team was represented by 20 racers.The girls varsity team was led by a third place finish by Camille Bolduc and followed by the smooth skiing sophomore Ana Stich and freshmen Holly Margulius. The boys varsity team was without co-captain Eli Grossman, who had been in the top 10 in the first two races and is now out for the season due to an injury. Peter Miller stepped it up as the top SBHS boy and was closely followed by hard charging Sam Valin and co-captain Cal Banas.

Returning to Sleepy Hollow with a few new inches of snow for a high school classic race showed teammates pushing each other with Valin and Miller finishing within two seconds of each other, chased by co-capt Cal Banas. Lucas Parascondo and Spencer McLary moved up from JV to race on Varsity in his first 5k race and skied well and learned about these longer distance races.

Girls Hockey

On Wednesday, January 31, the girls hockey team defeated Harwood 9-3. Claire Wright scored four goals, Kate Hall added three goals, and single tallies were added by Elise Norotsky, and Lilly Truchon (one assist). Myah Dougherty (one assist), Ella Troville (two assists), Emma Havers (one assist), and Alyssa LaRose (one assist) also contributed. Lyssa Tan picked up the win in net.

On Saturday, February 3, the Wolves defeated Hartford 10-0. Hall (one assist) scored another hat trick, Kayleigh Douglas added two of her own, while Myah Dougherty (one assist), Claire Wright (one assist), Emma Havers (one assist), and Lilly Truchon (three assists) also scored. Lola Dobrul also earned points with an assist. Lyssa Tan and Hanako Memon shared time in goal. “This week was a great week for the team to come together,” said Coach Tinti. “Both games were a team effort. On this year’s team, we have a mixture of seasoned hockey players as well as some girls who are new to the sport; it was nice to see everyone get some playing time this week and accomplish their own personal goals, as we continue to move towards our collective team goals for the season,” she added. They host North Country/Lyndon on February 10.

Boys Hockey

On Wednesday, January 31, the boys hockey team lost to Middlebury 4-3 on the road. Gabe Frigo, Mason Fay and Dylan LeClair each scored, while Jared Baron had two assists. Ted Hopper had 13 saves. The team travels to Essex on February 10.

 

SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent