Gophers top Tigers for tourney title

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 November 2014 at 12:00 am

A big edge at the free throw line and some sharp three-point shooting combined to power Pavilion to a 79-65 victory over Lyndonville this evening in the championship game of the Warsaw Tournament.

Pavilion made 22 of 38 free throw attempts compared to 6 of 9 for Lyndonville. The Gophers also clicked on 11 threes compared to 5 for the Tigers.

“They shot the ball very well and they got to the line a lot,” said Lyndonville Coach Lee Dillenbeck. “Foul trouble really hurt us starting in the second quarter.”

Hayden Ewell took game high scoring honors with 26 points, including three threes, and Caleb Milligan netted 20, including six threes, to spearhead the attack for Pavilion.

Eric Neace scored 21, Nick Hinkson 18, AJ Buckland 16, Eddie Schildt 5, Corey Hydock 3 and Brandon Schoolcraft 2 for Lyndonville.

Pavilion jumped out to a 25-16 first quarter lead as Milligan hit three threes and Ewell two.

Hinkson scored 7 and Buckland 5 in the opening period to help keep Lyndonville close.

However, the Gophers extended their advantage to 40-27 at the half and to 57-39 at the three-quarter mark .

Lyndonville did outscore Pavilion 26-22 in the final period but the Tigers could get no closer than nine. Neace led that Tigers comeback bid with 13 points.

Lyndonville next hosts Alexander on Friday in the Genesee Region League opener.