Hornets surge to win over Hawks

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 9 January 2017 at 9:29 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Holley’s Patrick Bower puts up a shot against Oakfield-Alabama defenders Dalton Carlsen, Ryan Douglas and Joey Burdick during the Hawks loss to the visiting Hornets this evening.


Holley’s Dalton Major looks to drive by Oakfield-Alabama defender Reice Woodward.

Pulling away in the second quarter, Oakfield-Alabama went on to defeat an undermanned Holley quintet 62-44 this evening in a Genesee Region League game at Holley.

A jumper by Dylan Hillabush pulled Holley to within one, 14-13, at the outset of the second period but Oakfield-Alabama answered back with a decisive 15-2 scoring burst to pull away for good. Reice Woodward and Ryan Douglas both had a pair of baskets to lead that uprising.

A three and a two by Dalton Carlsen then capped off the big 22-8 period for the Hornets which enjoyed a commanding 17 point, 36-19, advantage at the half.

Woodward then erupted for 12 points in the third period, including a three and a three-point play, to help the Hornets maintain a 22 point, 53-31, advantage at the three-quarter mark.

Woodward finished with a game high 25 points as Douglas added 11, Carlsen 8, Joey Burdick 6, Tylor Ohlson 5, Evan Wiedrich 3 and Tayvon Boyd and Tristan Korzelius 2.

Patrick Bower led Holley with 16 as Hillabush, Andrew Moseman and Nate Towne each had 6 and Ryan Andrews, Tyler Hill, Dalton Major and Brandon Dillenbeck 2.

The Hawks, who were already playing without Chris Balys due to an injury, were also missing two other regulars, Derek McArthur and Isaiah Flow, due to illness.

Holley, which slips to 0-9, next hosts Lyndonville on Wednesday.

Oakfield-Alabama improves to 7-3.