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Kendall girls down Lyndonville

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

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Gabby Dusett tries to put up a shot surrounded by a quartet of Kendall defenders including Tania Arellano (11), Nicole Browe (10), Jaimie Smith (23) and Kari Hurlbutt (33) during the host Lady Tigers loss to the Lady Eagles this evening.

Leading from wire to wire, Kendall notched a 44-31 victory over host Lyndonville this evening in a Genesee Region League girls basketball make-up game.

Tania Arellano scored a game high 12 points and Toni ReQua 9 to lead the way for Kendall which improves to 3-3 in the league and 4-5 overall.

Nicole Browe added 8, Shelby Reis 5, Taylor Kingsbury and Jaimie Smith 4 and Amelia Patrick 2 for the Lady Eagles.

Gabby Dusett scored 7, Autumn Nesbitt 6, Alyssa Mahnke, Chelsea Poler and Leann Balcerzak 4, Jenna Castricone 3, Morgan Hungerford 2 and Madison Gardepe 1 for Lyndonville which slips to 0-6, 2-7 overall.

Down 6-2 after one quarter, Lyndonville stayed within two at 8-6 late in the second quarter after a layup by Dusett.

However, Kendall answered with back-to-back threes by ReQua and Smith tacked on a late rebound bucket to up Kendall’s advantage to 16-8 at the half.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Alyssa Mahnke goes up to try to block a shot attempt by Kendall’s Toni ReQua.

Another three by ReQua boosted the Lady Eagles lead to 12, 23-11, midway through the third period.

Lyndonville though came battling back to cut the deficit to five, 23-18, after two layups by Nesbitt and one by Dusett but the Lady Tigers could get no closer.

Kendall countered with a layup by Browe and a three by Arellano to go back up by 10, 28-18, at the three-quarter mark.

The Lady Eagles then finally broke the game open by opening the final period with an 8-2 run to extend the lead to 16 at 36-20. Layups by Browe and Reis followed by a three by Arellano keyed that uprising.

Kendall went on to lead by as many as 19, 42-23, after back-to-back layups by Browe and Arellano.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Shelby Reis drives against Lyndonville’s Jenna Castricone.

Oakfield-Alabama 41, Holley 34
Breaking away from a 27-27 deadlock, Oakfield-Alabama outscored host Holley 14-7 in the decisive fourth quarter to claim the 41-34 G-R victory.

Nicole Blackburn had 19 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists for Holley as Sam Barniak added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Jade Underwood 12 rebounds.

Wilson 55, Barker 17
Two-time defending champion Wilson romped to a 55-17 victory over visiting Barker to take over sole possession of the Niagara-Orleans League lead.

Wilson took control at the outset jumping out to a 17-2 first quarter lead as Kaylee Stoelting tallied 6, Megan DeLaura 5 and Marisa Walck 4.

Wilson then used a 16-2 second period uprising to boost the advantage to 33-4 at the half.

Ali Bubar finished with 12 points for Wilson as DeLaura added 9, Stoelting and Rachel Senek 8 and Dana Smith 6. Stoelting also grabbed off 10 rebounds and Smith 8.

Olivia Denny and Caitlyn Mason each scored 4 points for Barker.

Wilson stays unbeaten at 4-0 and Barker slips to 3-1.