Lady Eagles win Kendall Tournament

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 December 2019 at 7:27 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Brittney Marks puts up a shot over a trio of Lyndonville defenders including Savannah Poler, Prezli Silversmith and Karlee Rounds during the host Lady Eagles tournament title win over the Lady Tigers this afternoon.

Taking charge in the second quarter Kendall downed visiting Lyndonville 46-33 this afternoon in the championship game of the Lady Eagles basketball tournament.

Trailing 10-7 after the opening period, Kendall outscored Lyndonville 20-8 in the decisive second period to open up a 27-18 half-time advantage.

A three and two jumpers by tournament MVP Lizzie Sutphen and two jumpers by Autumn Woodward led the Lady Eagles uprising which also included baskets by All-Tournament team selection Katie Pearson, Brittney Marks and Elizabeth Snyder.

Keeping the momentum, the Lady Eagles then used a 13-6 third period scoring edge to extend the advantage to 16, 40-24, at the three-quarter mark.

Marks and Pierson both hit a pair of baskets during that stretch as Sutphen and Snyder each added one.

Lyndonville could get no closer than nine down the stretch.

Sutphen finished with 15, Marks 10, Pearson 9, Snyder 5, Woodward 4, Ciera Kupferschmid 2 and Julie Coble 1.

(Click here to see Kendall’s Katie Pierson make a bucket from the top of the key.)

Holley’s Olivia Radford puts up a shot over Barker’s Courtney Hillman during the Lady Hawks consolation game win.

Lorelei Dillenbeck scored 11 and Kaylee Nesbitt 10 to led Lyndonvlle as Karlee Rounds added 5, Ella Lewis 3, Prezli Silversmith 2 and Danielle Weldon and Savannah Poler 1 each.

Dillenbeck, who hit a pair of threes to spark Lyndonville out to the 10-7 first quarter lead, and Nesbitt were both named to the All-Tournament team.

(Click here to see Lyndonville’s Lorelei Dillenbeck hit a 3 point shot in the second quarter.)

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

Consolation Game
Holley 38, Barker 35
Holley rallied late to nip Barker 38-35 to earn third place honors at the Kendall Tournament.

Trailing 35-33, Holley pulled out the win on a three by Olivia Radford followed by a pair of clutch free throws by Jade Hofforth.

Barker had regained the lead for the last time at 35-33 after back-to-back baskets by Haleigh Mason and Kylie Annable.

Barker held narrow leads of 14-13 at the half and 25-23 at the three-quarter mark.

A three and a layup by Radford, along with a three-point play by Hofforth, rallied Holley into a 31-27 lead early in the final stanza.

Layups by Rachel Parfinski and Serena Harris pulled Barker even at 31-31 but Radford answered with a bucket to put Holley back up 33-31.

That set the stage for the close finish which first saw Barker go back up 35-33 on a jumper by Sydnie Luckman and Holley answer with tallies by Radford and Hofforth to claim the win.

Radford finished with a game high 24 for the Lady Hawks as Hofforth and Halee Passarell both had 7. Radford scored 18 in the second half including 10 in the decisive final quarter.

Luckman scored 15, Parfinski 10, Harris and Annable 4 and Mason 2 for the Lady Raiders.

Radford and Parfinski were both named to the All-Tournament team.

Maryvale Tournament
Newfane 53, Cleve Hill 28
Rachel Chunco scored 13, Hannah Hambruch 12 and Paige Littman 10 to lead Newfane to a 53-28 win over Cleve Hill in the consolation game of the Maryvale Tournament.

Boys Basketball
Pembroke 82, Barker 43
Joey Brandy scored 16, Devonte Hill 10 and Shane Gerhardt 9 for Barker in the non league loss at Pembroke.

Lyndonville’s Ella Lewis dribbles by Kendall’s Julia Sczepanski.