Lady Eagles edge Lady Tigers in G-R opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 December 2016 at 9:34 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Lizzie Rath puts up a shot against Lyndonville defender Makenzie Muck during the Lady Eagles win over the host Lady Tigers this evening.

Kendall edged past host Lyndonville 40-35 this evening in the Genesee Region League girls basketball opener for both teams.

Lizzie Rath took game high scoring honors for Kendall with 14 as Taylor ReQua and Daniela Volkmar bnth added 6, Kacey Menge 5, Emily Mattle 4, Jenna Regan 3 and Rachael Bukatis 2. Rath also grabbed off 15 rebounds and Regan 10.

Makenzie Muck led Lyndonville with 9 points as Aubrey Lewis and Alecia Hinkson both had 7, Anna Lewis 6, Abi Rodriguez 4 and Miranda Lembcke 2.


Lyndonville’s Abi Rodriguez drives against Kendall defender Lizzie Rath.

Kendall jumped out to a 14-6 first period lead as Menge and Volkmar both hit threes and Rath, ReQua and Bukatis each chipped in with a basket.

Lyndonville though answered with a 15-10 scoring edge in the second period to cut the defict to three, 24-21, at the half.

Hinkson had a three and a two to lead that Lady Tigers surge which also included buckets by Lembcke, Anna Lewis, Aubrey Lewis and Muck.

Lyndonville then used a 7-0 run late in the third period on two layups and a free throw by Muck and a rebound basket by Hinkson to rally into a brief 30-30 tie.

However, the Lady Tigers were unable to gain the lead as the Lady Eagles answered with a jumper by Mattle and a three-point play by Rath to regain the lead for good at 35-30 at the three-quarter mark.

The lid then went on the basket for both teams in the final period as it took 4:35 before Anna Lewis finally hit a jumper pulling Lyndonville back to within three at 35-32.

Mattle though answered right back with a jumper for Kendall and then Rath made three clutch free throws in the final half minute to lock up the win for the Lady Eagles.

Lyndonville’s only other score of the final period came on a three by Aubrey Lewis with just 15 seconds to go.

Kendall is now 4-0 overall and Lyndonville 2-1.

In another G-R contest, Alexander defeated Holley 66-19.


Lyndonville’s Alecia Hinkson puts up a shot as Kacey Menge defends for Kendall.