Kendall cagers surge past Lyndonville

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 13 December 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Will Condo (24) goes in for a layup against Lyndonville’s Nick Hinkson (12) during the Eagles win over the visiting Tigers this afternoon.

Bouncing back from a slow start, Kendall rallied to defeat visiting Lyndonville 49-39 this afternoon in a Genesee Region League game.

Will Condo took game high honors with 18 points and Mookie Nauden and Jacob Ramsdell both netted 12 to spearhead the attack for Kendall which rallied from an eight point first half deficit to claim the win by outpointing Lyndonvlle 30-20 in the second half. Colton Breslawski chipped in with 5 and Nick Manners 2 for the Eagles.

“It was a gritty win,” said Kendall Coach Justin Laureano. “We were a little shorthanded as we were missing Evan Gaesser who is one of our main scorers. But we had some guys step up and give us some extra minutes. It was a team effort.”

Nick Hinkson scored 17 and Eric Neace 13 to set the pace for Lyndonville as Brandon Schoolcraft, AJ Buckland Eddie Schildt and Corey Hydock each added 2 and Hunter Ottaviano 1.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Jacob Ramsdell (22) tries to block a shot by Lyndonville’s Eric Neace (23).

Neace made three buckets and Hinkson hit a pair of threes to spark Lyndonville out to a 14-6 first period lead.

Hinkson’s third three of the half kept Lyndonville up by eight, 17-9, early in the second period but Kendall answered back with a 10-2 run to close the stanza and rally into a 19-19 tie at the half.

Back-to-back layups by Condo and Ramsdell helped ignite that uprising which was capped off by a game tying rebound bucket by Condo in the final seconds.

Breaking away from a 22-22 deadlock early in the third period, Kendall moved on top to stay with a 6-0 run on a jumper by Nauden followed by two layups by Condo, the second coming off a steal, for a 28-22 Eagles lead.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Riley Iqbal (1) drives around Lyndonville’s AJ Buckland (20) as Jacob Ramsdell (22) sets the pick.

A jumper by Condo, along with layups by Ramsdell and Nauden, then helped the Eagles maintain a six point 35-29 advantage at the three-quarter mark.

Condo had a total of eight points and Nauden and Ramsdell four each in the stanza for the Eagles.

Keeping the momentum, Kendall quickly upped the lead to nine at 40-31 early in the final period after a layup by Condo and a rebound bucket by Nauden.

A rebound basket by Neace did pull Lyndonville back to within six at 40-34 but the Tigers could get no closer.

Kendall countered with a 9-3 run to lock up the victory, a run which included two layups by Ramsdell, a jumper by Nauden and a layup by Condo to open up a 49-37 advantage.

Kendall improves to 2-0 in the league and 4-1 overall while Lyndonville slips to 1-1 and 2-2.

Lyndonville next hosts Pembroke on Tuesday and Kendall visits Byron-Bergen on Wednesday.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Brandon Schoolcraft (5) battles with Kendall’s Will Condo (24) for a rebound.

Lew-Port Tournament

Newfane 82, Lafayette 51
Newfane defeated Lafayette 82-51 today in the consolation game of the Lew-Port Tournament.

Sam Watkins scored 15, Zach LaJoie 12, Tyler Jordan 11, Kyle Burdick and Albert Kramp 10 each and Max Weber and Chad Gilson 9 each to lead Newfane’s balanced attack.

The Panthers led 44-21 at the half.

Newfane hosts Medina on December 19 in the Niagara-Orleans League season opener.