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Knights best Tigers for tourney title

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 December 2015 at 12:00 am

Hornets nip Hawks in OT for third place

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Eric Neace (23) goes up for a shot between Northstar defenders Patrick Madeiros (5) and Trey Roberts (22) during the Tigers loss to the Knights this evening in the championship game of the Holley Tournament.

Pulling away over the last quarter and a half, Northstar defeated Lyndonville 74-57 this evening in the championship game of the Holley Tournament.

Oakfield-Alabama nipped Holley 42-40 in overtime in the consolation game.

Leading by a narrow five point, 45-40, margin, Northstar closed the third quarter with a 12-6 run and opened the final stanza with an 8-0 run to pull away to a commanding 19 point, 65-46, advantage.

Nathaniel Wade and Patrick Madeiros both had two baskets during the first run while Trey Roberts, Matthew Madeiros, Wade and Miles Brown took turns scoring buckets during the second.

Brown finished with a game high 21 points, Roberts 14 and Wade and Patrick Madeiros 11 each.

Nick Hickson scored 20 and Eric Neace and Eddie Schildt 15 each for Lyndonville as Jacob Hoffee added 5 and Corey Hydock 2.

Patrick Madeiros earned the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award while Wade, Brown, Hinkson and Neace were all named to the All-Tournament team.

Lyndonville’s Corey Hydock (34) goes up for a shot against Northstar’s Nathaniel Wade.

Lyndonville jumped out to a 9-5 lead at the outset as Schildt scored two baskets and Neace and Hydock one each.

However, Northstar answered with a big 17-4 run to close the period and rally into the lead for good at 22-13. Brown scored 8 to lead that key surge by the Knights.

Northstar maintained an 8 point, 39-31, advantage at the half as Roberts and Terron Smith both hits threes and Brown added a pair of buckets in the second period.

Hinkson scored 9, Schildt 5 and Neace 4 in the period to keep Lyndonville close.

The Tigers pulled to within 5, 45-40, early in the third period after a three by Hoffee and layups by Neace and Hinkson.

However, the Tigers would get no closer as the Knights answered with a 12-6 run to move out to a 57-46 lead at the three-quarter mark.

Keeping the momentum, Northstar then quickly stretched the advantage to 19, 65-46, by opening the final period with an 8-0 run.

Holley’s Derek McArthur (14) goes up for a shot as Jon Harris tries for the block for Oakfield-Alabama.

Oakfield-Alabama 42, Holley 40 OT

All-Tournmaent team honoree Ryan Douglas scored 6 of his game high 14 points to account for all of Oakfield-Alabama’s scoring in the overtime period as the Hornets nipped the host Hawks 42-40.

Holley pulled even once in the overtime at 38-38 after a jumper by Dylan Hillabush.

The Hawks sent the contest into overtime by scoring the final seven points of the fourth quarter to pull even at 36-36. A three by Derek McArthur ignited that late rally as Isiah Flow and Hillabush followed up with layups.

Holley’s Dylan Hillabush (20) puts up a shot between Oakfield-Albama defenders Jordan D’Alba (22) and Trey Nadolinski (15).

Down 11-4 after one period, 24-18 at the half and 29-27 at the three-quarter mark, Holley finally pulled even at the outset of the final period at 29-29 after a pair of free throws by Nick Passarell who was also named to the All-Tournament team.

The Hornets countered wit a 7-0 run to go up 36-29 but the Hawks answered right back with a 7-0 run of their own to retie the contest at 36-36 and force overtime.

Allen Chatt chipped in with 9 points and Jon Harris 8 for the Hornets on the night.

Hillabush finished with 11 and Passarell 10 for Holley as McArthur added 8, Isiah Flow 5 and Ryan Moseman, Chris Balys and Zach Trask 2 each.