Blue Devils edge past Tigers in overtime

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 January 2020 at 10:11 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Nathan Hydock puts up a shot against Attica defender Adam Bukowski during the host Tigers overtime loss to the Blue Devils this evening.

Putting together a big fourth quarter surge to get back into the game, Lyndonville ended up dropping a 60-56 overtime decision to visiting Attica this evening in a Genesee Region League game.

Trailing by nine, 44-35, early in the fourth quarter, Lyndonville put together a key 11-0 scoring burst to rally into a 46-44 lead with 24 seconds to go.

A jumper by Nate Dillenbeck, a three by Noah Poler, and then a layup by Dillenbeck pulled the Tigers to within one at 44-43.

Nathan Hydock then put Lyndonville up 45-44 with a pair of free throws at the 1:38 mark. He upped the lead to 46-44 with another foul shot with 24 seconds to go.

However, Attica sent the contest into overtime as Adam Bukowski made two free throws with 15 seconds remaining to tie the contest at 46-46.

Lyndonville’s Nate Dillenbeck puts up a shot as Adam Bukowski tries for a block for Attica.

Lyndonville moved on top 48-46 at the outset of the four minute overtime period on two free throws by Hydock.

The lead though would be the last for the Tigers.

The Blue Devils answered with a key 6-0 run on two free throws and a jumper by Tyler Meyer and two free throws by Ayden Goll.

Lyndonville battled back to within one twice, first at 56-55 with 46 seconds to go after a three by Dillenbeck and two free throws by Hydock and again at 57-56 with 24 seconds remaining after a free throw by Casey Winiecki but could not pull even.

The Blue Devils final five points came from the free throw line including three by Goll and one each by Meyer and Frankie Bisceglie.

Goll finished with 18, Meyer 14 and Bisceglie 12 to lead the Blue Devils.

Dillenbeck took game high honors with 26 and Hydok had 16 to pace the Tigers which also had Poler with 5, Russ Stephens and Anthony Moule 4 and Winiecki 1.

Getting point production from six players, Attica grabbed a 15-13 lead after one quarter.

Lyndonville took the lead for the first time at 18-15 after a pair of baskets by Moule at the outset of the second quarter.

However, the Blue Devils answered with a 17-3 run over the final seven minutes of the period to open up an 11 point, 32-21, advantage at the half.

The Blue Devils maintained a nine point, 42-33, lead at the three-quarter mark despite 10 points in the stanza by Dillenbeck, including a pair of threes.

The Tigers then put together a strong stretch run outpointing the Blue Devils 13-4 in the fourth period which finished deadlocked at 46-46.

Attica though made good on 10 of 13 free throw attempts in the overtime period to key a 14-10 scoring edge to claim the narrow win.

The Blue Devils and Tigers are now both 5-4 in G-R action.

Alexander 65, Kendall 46
Leading 35-28 at the half, Alexander used an 18-6 third quarter scoring edge to key a 65-46 G-R win over host Kendall.

Tyrone Woods scored 19 and Bryce Davis 10 to spark the Trojans which led 53-34 at the three-quarter mark.

Derek Edick scored 26, Zach Barrett 10 and Mason Kuhn added 7 and 9 rebounds for Kendall.

Wheatland-Chili 46, Holley 42
Up 36-34 after three quarters, Wheatland-Chili used a 10-6 fourth quarter scoring edge to earn a narrow 46-42 G-R win over host Holley.

Aaron Lund led W-C with 13.

Carson Major scored 20 and Kohl Morgan had 9 and 17 rebounds for Holley.