Kendall outlasts W-C in overtime

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 1 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Jacob Ramsdell (22) puts up a shot over Wheatland-Chili’s Justin McLendon (21) during the host Eagles overtime win this afternoon.

Kendall’s Colton Breslawski (25) drives past Justin McLendon (21) of W-C.

Kendall outlasted visiting Wheatland-Chili 65-60 in overtime this afternoon to improve to 11-3 in Genesee Region League action and 13-5 overall.

Will Condo and Mookie Nauden both scored 17, Jacob Ramsdell 12 and Nick Manners 11 to lead the balanced attack for Kendall which has now won five G-R games in a row and eight of the last nine.

Tyler Roberts poured in a game high 25 points and Rodney Roberts netted 20 to lead the way for W-C which is now 14-4.

Ramsdell scored three straight baskets, on two rebounds and a short jumper, to put Kendall on top to stay in the overtime. Three free throws by Nauden then helped the Eagles put a lock on the victory.

W-C sent the contest into overtime on two late threes, the first by Rodney Roberts and then the equalizer by Tyler Roberts with 18 seconds to go.

W-C also grabbed a narrow 21-10 lead at then end of the first period as Tyler Roberts had 10, including two threes, in the early going. Condo scored 7, Ramsdell 6 and Nauden 4 in the period to keep Kendall close.

Kendall rallied into a narrow 35-33 lead at the half on a late three by Evan Gaesser. Nauden also had a three in the period as Condo and Manners each chipped in with 5 points.

Back-to-back layups, first by Condo and then by Manners at the buzzer, kept Kendall up by two, 41-39, at the end of a low scoring third period.

Kendall built the lead to six twice in the final period, first at 47-41 keyed by buckets by Condo and Nauden, then at 54-48 as Manners had back-to-back layups.
However, W-C came rallying back to outscore the Eagles 8-2 in the final 1:30 to pull even at 56-56 and send the contest into overtime.

Kendall though rebounded to outpoint W-C 9-4 in the extra point to claim the win.

Kendall Coach Justin Laureano shows his excitement as the Eagles claim the exciting overtime win.