By Cameron Dubin
Managing Editor of Sports
Winter break is officially over and while students spent their free time sleeping or catching up on homework, Newton South’s sports were in full swing.
The boys’ basketball team went 1-2 this past week in their annual Holiday Classic Tournament. In the first round, South fell to Newton North despite 20 points from senior Oscar Coulter. In their consolation match against Lexington, the Lions bounced back to win 63-60. South is set to face Xaverian on Wednesday before a showdown against the No. 1 ranked team in the state, Cambridge.
The girls’ team also fell to their crosstown rival Newton North 53-46 due to foul trouble and a strong showing by the Tigers. The Lions look to bounce back against DCL rival Cambridge this Friday. The girls’ still sit at 4-1 and are ranked eighth in the state.
The boys’ hockey team outscored Lowell 9-8 in a shootout this week. The Lions were led by junior Andrew Pratt and sophomores Baxter Cardamone and Johnny Baker. The team is set to face Haverhill on Wednesday.
The wrestling team had a tournament this past week. However, the team was low on wrestlers, prompting a low ranking for South at the end of the tournament.
The indoor track program looks ahead to their meet with DCL foe Lincoln-Sudbury on Wednesday at Reggie Lewis Arena.
The New England Patriots also locked up the number one seed in the AFC with a 35-14 win over the Dolphins on Sunday. The team awaits the wild card round to see who their next opponent will be.