Thursday March 01, 2018
After a fast start, the visiting Wolves girls basketball team ended a three-game skid and beat BHS 41-36. Grace Hoehl scored 16 points, Emma MacDonough added 10, and Joan Vera contributed with seven. The final score was 42-27.
On February 19, the Wolves hosted Burlington High School. The team gave up a three-point lead with 53 seconds to go, and consequently fell to the Seahorses 57-56. Hakeem Fuad’s 17 points, Evan Parker’s 13, and Ethan Klesch’s 12 points and nine rebounds came up just short of a big win. This was a tough game that really tested our team’s character,” said Coach Bayer-Pacht. “A tale of two halves, the first half defensively we were not keyed in and let BHS’s two best players go off for 26 of their 33 first half points. Then after some halftime adjustments were made we were fantastic defensively in the second half, holding those same two players to 6 points, and shutting down player of the year candidate Kevin Garrison for 0 second half points. But offensively we just never got into our normal rhythm and struggled to pull away once we had the lead,” he added.
Three days later, unable to bounce back into the win column, the visiting Wolves lost to MMU 58-48. Fuad scored 19 points and had eight rebounds, and Ben Moran added nine points and four assists. “I was proud of how hard and tough we played, we just couldn’t put the ball in the hoop,” Bayer-Pacht said. “They did a really great job running us off the 3-point line and we didn’t convert enough around the hoop,” he added. They travel to North Country for their final game of the regular season on Thursday, March 1.
After Day one of the Nordic Skiing state championship in Craftsbury on February 22, the Wolves skiers are continuing to battle, with more events to come. The boys team is in last place after day one, and the boys relay team finished in tenth place after a time of 24:26.5.
The Wolves girls hockey team went 1-2 last week. On Monday, the visiting Wolves found themselves on the wrong side of a 3-1 game against Woodstock. Kate Hall scored on a power play and Lyssa Tan made 11 saves. Two days later, the Wolves were on the road again and lost to Stowe 4-1. Elise Norotsky, from Kate Hall, scored on a power play goal, but South Burlington’s offense couldn’t get going.
During their senior-night game on February 24 against Brattleboro, senior Claire Wright was honored and scored two goals (assists by Kayleigh Douglas, Ella Troville, and Norotsky). Lilly Truchon scored two goals of her own (assisted by Aly Larose). Myah Dougherty scored the last goal and was assisted by Larose and Norotsky. “The team has struggled with injuries the last couple of weeks but has stayed committed to an optimistic and persevering attitude,” said Coach Tinti. “Our season end record is 14-3-1 giving a 3rd place finish in the league. We will host a playoff game at Cairns on Saturday, March 3,” she added.
On Saturday, February 24, the boys hockey team lost to BFA-St. Albans 5-1 at Cairns.
SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent