Kendall girls rally to nip Lyndonville

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 1 February 2017 at 9:49 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Lyndsay Wright (00) grabs a rebound in a crowd which includes her teammate Jenna Regan (14) and the Lyndonville duo of Anna Lewis (13) and Makenzie Muck (33) during the Lady Eagles come-from-behind win over the visiting Lady Tigers this evening.

Rebounding from an ice cold shooting first half, Kendall rallied down the stretch to edge past visiting Lyndonville 34-31 this evening in a Genesee Region League girls basketball game.

Blanked from the field in the first quarter and trailing by as many as 14 midway through the second period, Kendall rallied back to within four at the three-quarter mark and then used a 9-2 fourth period scoring edge to claim the win.

Lyndonville’s Anna Lewis tries to go by Kendall defender Lizzie Rath.

Down by 10, 20-10, at the half, Kendall got back in the game by outscoring Lyndonville 15-9 in the third quarter.

Two baskets by Lizzie Rath and a three by Daniela Volkmar highlighted that rally which also included buckets by Lyndsay Wright, Kacey Menge and Rachael Bakutis as the Lady Eagles sliced the deficit to four, 29-25.

Keeping the momentum, Kendall then rallied into the lead for the first time at 33-30 with 2:45 remaining on back-to-back threes by Bakutis for what proved to be the margin of victory.

Lyndonville, which was blanked from the field in the decisive final period, managed just two free throws during that stretch.

However, the Lady Tigers did get off to a strong start jumping out to an 11-1 first period lead on a three and a layup by Aubrey Lewis along wit baskets by Alecia Hinkson, Makenzie Muck and Grace Hayes.

Lyndonville built the lead to 14, 18-4, midway through the second period after a three-point play and a jumper by Aubrey Lewis and a basket by Hinkson.

However, Kendall which finally ended a game opening 10 minute long field goal drought on a three by Voelkmar, used late two late baskets by Rath and one by Jenna Regan to stay within 10 at the half.

The Lady Eagles then outscored the Lady Tigers 24-11 in the second half to claim the win.

Volkmar finished with 12 points and Rath 10 as Taylor ReQua and Regan both had 3 and Wright, Menge and Bakutis 2.

Aubrey Lewis took game high honors for Lyndonville with 16 as Hinkson added 7, Muck, Hayes and Kennedy Clark 2 and Miranda Lembcke and Anna Lewis 1.

Kendall improves to 4-7 in the league and 7-8 overall while Lyndonville slips to 1-10, 2-14.

In one other G-R game, Alexander defeated host Holley 61-18.

Kendall’s Emily Mattle puts up a shot against Lyndonville defenders Miranda Lembcke (12) and Makenzie Muck (33).

Lyndonville’s Abi Rodriguez looks to pass as Lyndsay Wright defends for Kendall.