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Fighting Irish down cold shooting Tigers; Purple Eagles, Rams, Raiders bow

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 December 2016 at 9:48 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Corey Hydock puts up a shot between Notre Dame defenders Ryan Moffat (4) and Nico Zambito (12) during the Tigers loss to the visiting Irish this evening.

Unable to rebound from an ice cold shooting first quarter, Lyndonville dropped a 53-32 decision to visiting Notre Dame this evening in a Genesee Region League boys basketball game.

Able to click on only 3 of 24 first quarter field goal attempts, Lyndonville fell behind by 14, 21-7, as Notre Dame hit five threes in the early going including three by Ryan Moffat.

Notre Dame, which hit a total of 10 threes on the evening, increased the advantage to 17, 32-15, at the half and to 22, 42-20, at the three-quarter mark as a rash of turnovers combined with cold shooting plagued the Tigers.

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Lyndonville’s Eric Neace tries to drive by Notre Dame defender Nico Zambito.

Moffat finished with a game high 19 points as Nico Zambito added 8 and Wilson Lugo and Brendin Klotzback 7, Jake Wetherwax 5, Anthony Gugino 3 and Jordan Wetherwax and Jordan Lyons 2 each for the Irish.

Eric Neace led Lyndonville with 13 as Jacob Hoffee added 7, Nathan Poler and Matt Hess 4, Zach Johnson 2 and Dylan Nicholson 2 each.

The loss drops the Tigers to 0-2 in the league and 3-2 overall.

The Tigers played without their scoring leader, Eddie Schildt, who injured a knee in last Friday’s game against Elba.

LeRoy 58, Albion 50 OT
Host LeRoy outscored Albion 13-5 in the overtime period to claim a 58-50 non league victory.

Albion outscored LeRoy 20-16 in the final period to send the contest into overtime as Kory Reynolds and Liam Ward both scored 5 and Tommy Mattison 4 during that stretch.

LeRoy led 19-16 at the half and 29025 at the three-quarter mark.

Reynolds, Mattison and Jacob Buzard each scored 10 points, Ward 7 and Chase Hall 6 for the Purple Eagles.

Byron-Bergen 67, Barker 49
Byron-Bergen jumped out to a 35-17 half-time advantage in route to posting a 67-49 non league win over visiting Byron-Bergen.

Nate Luckman scored 18 ad Evan Ecker 11 for Barker while Brandon Burke took game high honors for B-B with 19.

Newfane 68, Roy-Hart 44
Kyle DeVoogel scored a game high 25 points, Caleb Russell 15 and Brandon Gross 11 to lead Newfane to a 68-44  over visiting Roy-Hart in the Niagara-Orleans League opener for both teams.

Jacob Bruning scored 17 and Brendon Hess 16 for Roy-Hart which trailed 16-7 after one quarer and 36-19 at the half.