Irish score win over host Lady Tigers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 February 2021 at 9:30 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Notre Dame’s Amelia McCulley, who poured in a game high 35 points, puts up a shot against Lyndonville defenders Ella Lewis, Karlee Rounds and Kaylee Nesbitt during the Irish’s win over the host Lady Tigers the evening.

Leading from wire-to-wire, Notre Dame scored a 53-33 victory over host Lyndonville this evening in a Genesee Region League girls basketball game.

Amelia McCulley spearheaded the Notre Dame offense by exploding for 35 points including 17 of 19 from the free throw line.

In all the Irish clicked on 22 of 25 free throw attempts on the evening while the Lady Tigers made good on only 9 of 25 attempts.

Lorelei Dillenbeck scored 10, Karlee Rounds 9 and Ella Lewis 7 to lead Lyndonville.

Notre Dame held a 10 point, 23-13, lead at the half after going 12 of 15 from the line during that stretch. McCulley scored 13 over the opening two periods.

McCulley then netted all 14 of Notre Dame’s third quarter points on three baskets and 8 for 8 shooting from the free throw line to help the Irish maintain a 10 point, 37-27, advantage at the three-quarter mark.

Lyndonville did cut the deficit to four, 29-25, late in the third period, a rally sparked by a burst of nine straight points by Dillenbeck including a three, back-to-back layup off steals and a jumper.

However, the Lady Tigers could get no closer as Notre Dame answered with an 8-2 run on a basket and six free throws by McCulley to regain a 10 point lead heading into the final stanza.

McCulley then scored Notre Dame’s first six points of the final stanza which saw the Irish outscore the Lady Tigers 16-6 to emerge with a 20 point victory.

Notre Dame improves to 6-2 while Lyndonville slips to 1-6.

Byron-Bergen 39, Kendall 35

Byron-Bergen edged past visiting Kendall 39-35 in another G-R contest.

Trailing 34-27 heading into the final quarter, Kendall did pull to within two, 37-35, with 23 seconds to go after a basket by Julie Coble but the Lady Eagles could get no closer.

Dayi Caballero scored a game high 18 points, including five threes, to lead Byron-Bergen which held a slender 19-18 advantage at the half.

Elizabeth Snyder had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 7 steals for Kendall which also got five points from both Alezya Brown and Grace Levett.

Lyndonville’s Lorelei Dillenbeck puts up a shot against Notre Dame defenders Amelia McCulley and Emma Sisson.