Bees down Tigers; Irish edge Hawks in OT

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 January 2017 at 9:26 pm
011817_CW_Basketball 1

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Josh Tombari drives against Byron-Bergen defender Ryan Richardson during the Tigers home court loss to the Bees this evening.

Unable to build on a first quarter lead, Lyndonville dropped a 56-43 decision to visiting Byron-Bergen this evening in a Genesee Region League basketball game.

Corey Hydock and Zach Johnson both hit two threes and Jacob Hoffee one to spark Lyndonville out to a 19-14 first period lead.

However, the Tigers managed a total of only 24 points the rest of the way.

Byron-Bergen answered with a 19-9 second quarter scoring burst to take the lead for good by a 33-28 margin at the half. Colin Noeth scored 9 and Brandon Burke 7 to lead that Bees uprising.

011817_CW_Basketball 2

Lyndonville’s Eric Neace goes up for a layup against Byron-Bergen’s Chase Felton.

Keeping the momentum, Byron-Bergen then outpointed Lyndonville 13-8 in the third period to up the advantage to 10, 46-36, at the three-quarter mark. Burke and Derek Cooper both scored 4 and Noeth added a thee-point play to lead the Bees during that stretch.

Lyndonville did stay within 9, 50-41, midway through the final period after a three by Josh Tombari and a layup by Eric Neace but the Tigers could get no closer.

Noeth finished with 22 and Burke 18 for the Bees as Chase Felton added 8, Cooper 4 and Ryan Richardson and Nico DeFrank 2.

Hydock led Lyndonville with 15 as Neace and Johnson both had 6, Hoffee and Tombari 5 and Nathan Poler, Matt Hess and Brody Brown 2 each.

Byson-Bergen is now 7-4 and Lyndonville 5-7.
Notre Dame 71, Holley 62 OT
Notre Dame used a 16-7 scoring edge in the four minute overtime period to down host Holley 71-62.

Two threes by Ryan Moffat put Notre Dame up to stay early in the overtime and Jake Wetherwax added another to help the Irish lock up the win.

Holley sent the contest into overtime as Andrew Moseman hit a three with four seconds to go knotting the score at 55-55.

The Hawks trailed 30-22 at the half but put together a big 19-7 third period scoring edge to rally into a 41-37 lead at the three-quarter mark. Moseman led that uprising with 11 points.

Dylan Hillabush finished with 21 and Moseman 18 for Holley. Hillabush also grabbed off 13 rebounds and Moseman had 5 assists.

Moffat took game high scoring honors with 32 for the Irish as Nico Zambito added 19.

Pembroke 77, Kendall 33
Racing out to commanding leads of 22-2 after one quarter and 38-11 at the half, Pembroke went on to defeat visiting Kendall 77-33.

Ryan Cansdell led the Dragons with 16.

Collin Lewis scored for Kendall as Nate Warters, Brandon Miller and Hunter Menze each had 5.