Kendall tops Holley to claim tourney title

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 December 2021 at 7:13 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Libby Snyder grabs a rebound surrounded by a trio of Holley players including Tatum Gagne (25), Sara Kingdollar (13) and Jailyn Bishop (11) during the host Lady Eagles tournament title win over the Lady Hawks this afternoon.

Building up a commanding 22 point lead at the half, Kendall went on to defeat rival Holley 47-15 this afternoon in the championship game of the Kendall girls basketball tournament.

In the consolation game, Barker nipped Medina 43-42 in overtime.

Tournament MVP Libby Snyder scored 14 points and grabbed off 10 rebounds and All-Tourney team honoree Grace Levett tallied 11 points to lead the Kendall offense. Emma Allen added 8 points, Julie Coble 4 and Alezya Brown, Julia Szczepanski, Kailie Regan and Lauren Pilon 2 each for the Lady Eagles.

Holley’s Tatum Gagne battles to grab a rebound from Kendall’s Julie Coble.

Harleigh Andrews scored 5, Adriana Botello 4, Tatum Gagne 3, Jailyn Bishop 2 and Tia Hofforth 1 for Holley. Andrews and Gagne were both named to the All-Tournament team.

Kendall jumped out to an 11-2 first quarter lead as Snyder scored 6 points and Levett hit a three.

Snyder tacked on 6 more points in the second period while Levett had a three and a jumper and Allen a pair of baskets as Kendall increased its advantage to 28-6 at the half.

The Lady Eagles maintained a 26 point, 37-11 lead at the three-quarter mark.

Barker 43, Medina 42 OT
A basket by Kiera Dalton in overtime earned Barker the narrow win over Medina.

Alyssa Thompson, who was named to the All-Tournament team, took game high honors for Barker with 17 as Mia Herman and Cloey Sanders both netted 8.

Stella Poler, who was named to the All-Tournament team, led Medina with 9 as Rylee VanNostrand and Hilda Santiago-Bautista had 8 and Lily Carpenter 7.

Alden 47, Roy-Hart 23
Jumping out to leads of 12-2 after one quarter and 25-12 at the half, Alden went on to defeat visiting Roy-Hart 47-23 in a non league game.

Kaitlin Mettler scored 8 and Claire Halstead 7 for Roy-Hart.

Kendall’s Grace Levett looks to pass the ball over Holley defenders Sam Bates (3) and Jailyn Bishop (11).