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Kendall tops Notre Dame; Holley wins last second thriller; LCS downs Elba

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 January 2015 at 12:00 am

A big third quarter defensive effort keyed Kendall to a 44-40 victory over visiting Notre Dame this evening in a Genesee Region League game.

Holley also won a G-R thriller nipping visiting Attica 55-53 on a last second basket and Lyndonville bested host Elba 46-31.

Trailing 28-23 at the half, Kendall turned up the defensive pressure in the third quarter blanking the visiting Irish. The Eagles used a 10-0 scoring edge in the period to rally into a 33-28 lead at the three-quarter mark.

“We came out with great defensive intensity in the third quarter,” said Kendall Coach Justin Laureano. “Every possession the guys were just determined not to let them score.”

Mookie Nauden, who also turned in a key defensive effort on Notre Dame’s leading scorer Josh Johnson, scored 5 to lead Kendall in the decisive third period. The Eagles defensive effort during that stretch also included two big blocks by Jacob Ramsdell.

The Eagles then maintained the lead throughout the final period as Will Condo netted 4 to lead a balanced attack.

“It’s a huge win for our program,” said Laureano of the Eagles first victory over the Irish in over a decade.

Condo finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Nauden 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 steals.

Kendall improves to 5-2 in the league and 7-4 overall.

Holley 55, Attica 53

Josh Porter scored a basket with just one second remaining to lift Holley to the narrow win over Attica.

Nick Passarell also had a key three and a two for the Hawks during the sea-saw final period.

“It was a great game,” said Holley Coach Matt Hennard whose Hawks snapped a five game G-R losing streak.

Breaking away from a 16-16 tie, Attica closed the first half with a big 17-5 run to open up s 33-21 advantage.

However, Holley got right back in the game by outscoring Attica 22-12 in the third period to rally into a 45-43 lead at the three-quarter mark.

Zach Vaccarelli scored 8 points and Porter hit two threes to lead the Hawks in the third period.

Vaccarelli finished with 18 points, Porter 14, Passarell 9 and Joey DeFelice 8. Vaccarelli also had 5 rebounds and Passarell 5 assists and 3 steals.

Owen Thompson led Attica with 21 points.

Lyndonville 46, Elba 31

Jumping out to a 22-11 halftime advantage, Lyndonville went on to defeat host Elba 46-31.

Brandon Schoolcraft scored 12 of his 14 points in the opening half to spark the Tigers early surge.

Lyndonville maintained a 34-21 lead at the three-quarter mark.

AJ Buckland and Corey Hydock both added 9 points for the Tigers as Eric Neace and Eddie Schildt. both chipped in with 6.