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Holley, Kendall cagers post road wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Holley and Kendall both posted victories and Lyndonville suffered a setback on the road this evening in Genesee Region League boys basketball action.

Holley rebounded from a 10-0 deficit at the outset to edge past Byron-Bergen 44-41.

Roaring out to a 20 point halftime advantage, Kendall went on to defeat Pembroke 49-20.

Alexander outscored Lyndonville by 11 in the second half to claim the 56-45 victory.

Breaking away from a 31-31 deadlock, Holley outscored Byron-Bergen 13-10 in the final period to claim the narrow victory and improve to 2-8 in G-R action.

Nick Passarell scored 9 of his 16 points to spearhead Holley’s offense including two pressure free throws with just seven seconds remaining to give the Hawks a three point lead. Passarell had grabbed a clutch rebound off a missed free throw before being fouled.

Joe DeFelice also scored 9 points and Josh Porter 6 for Holley which rallied into a 22-22 halftime tie after trailing 15-10 after one period.

“We really battled back and it was a great team win,” said Holley Coach Matt Hennard. “We were very patient on offense and played tough nose defense.”

Will Condo scored 11 of his 17 points in the first half to lead the Kendall attack.

Colton Breslawski added 8, Jake Ramsdell 6 and Mookie Nauden 5 for the Eagles.

Nauden also had 10 rebounds and 9 assists, Condo 9 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists and Ramsdell 5 blocks.

Up 10-2 after one period, Kendall broke the contest wide open with a big 17-5 second quarter scoring surge. Condo, who scored 5 points in the opening period, added 6 more in the second and Nauden chipped in with 5 as the Eagles opened up a commanding 27-7 advantage at the break.

Kendall, which improves to 7-3 in the league and 9-5 overall, next visits Lyndonville at 7 p.m. Friday.

Breaking away from a 21-21 halftime deadlock, Alexander outscored visiting Lyndonville 35-24 in the second half to earn a 56-45 victory.

Eric Neace scored a game high 18 points for Lyndonville as Eddie Schildt added 9 and AJ Buckland 6. Schildt also grabbed off 9 rebounds and Buckland 6.