Akron downs Lyndonville, O-A tops Albion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 10 December 2018 at 8:56 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Akron’s Elise Leeds puts up a shot over Lyndonville defender Kaylee Nesbitt. Akron’s Ella Hill is in the foreground and Madison Henning in the background. The action took place during Lynodnville’s loss at Akron this evening.

Plagued by a costly combination of turnovers and cold shooting, Lyndonville dropped a a 49-29 decision at Akron in a non league girls basketball game this evening.

Darion Jonathan poured in a game high 22 points to lead the way for Akron as Elise Leeds added 13, Helena Hill 10 and Ella Hill and Jayne Sundown 2 each.

Alecia Hinkson scored 11 for Lyndonville as Anna Lewis had 6, Ella Lewis 5, Kaylee Nesbitt 4, Paige McDonald 2 and Jenahlee Reimer 1.

Lyndonville’s Kaylee Nesbitt looks to pass around Akron defender Helena Hill.

Akron jumped out to  9-0 lead at the outset as Jonathan had a pair of baskets and Helena Hill a 3.

Lyndonville though answered back with an 11-2 run including 5 by Ella Lewis and 2 each by Nesbitt, Hinkson and Anna Lewis to knot the contest at 11-11. However, the Lady Tigers could not gain the lead.

Jonathan countered with a 3 to put Akron back on top to stay 14-11 at the end of the period.

Akron extended its lead a bit to 7, 22-15, at the half as Jonathan had a layup and a three to key an 8-4 second period edge.

Akron then broke the contest one by outscoring Lyndonvlle 14-4 in the third period to stretch the lead to 17, 36-19, at the three-quarter mark.  Leeds scored 7 to lead that surge which also included a three by Helena Hill.

Akron led by as many as 23, 45-22, early in the final period.

Now at 3-2 overall, Lyndonville next visits Albion at 7 p.m. Wednesday for another non league contest.

Oakfield-Alabama 64, Albion 53

Building up a 34-17 half-time advantage, Oakfield-Alabama went on to defeat visiting Albion 64-53 in a non league game.

Brianna Smith scored a game high 21 points for Oakfield-Alabama which led 48-34 after three quarters.

Paige Derisley scored 14, Natalie Lathrop 12 and Lexi Wolck 9 for Albion which next hosts Lyndonville Wednesday.