Lady Hornets nip Lady Tigers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 December 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Morgan Hungerford (33) shoots over Lauren Reding (14) of Oakfield-Alabama during the Lady Tigers home court loss to the Lady Hornets this evening.

In a tight down-to-the-wire contest, Oakfield-Alabama edged past host Lyndonville 46-42 this evening in a Genesee Region League game.

Breaking away from a 26-26 tie, Lyndonville got seven quick points by Morgan Hungerford in the opening minute of the final period, including a rebound bucket and a three-point play, to open up a 33-26 advantage.

However, Kylie Schlagenhauf answered right back with seven straight points, including a 3, to quickly pull Oakfield-Alabama back into a 36-36 tie.

Two free throws by Chelsea Poler pulled Lyndonville even one last time at 39-39 but the Lady Tigers could not regain the upper hand.

A jumper by Rebekah Hoffee with 11 seconds remaining did rally Lyndonville back to within two at 44-42 but the Lady Tigers could get no closer.

Oakfield-Alabama answered with two clutch free throws by Hannah LaGrou to put a lock on the win. In fact, the Lady Hornets final eight points came from the free throw line.

Schlagehauf finished with a game high 18 points, 13 of which came in the decisive final stanza, and LaGrou netted 10.

Hungerford finished with 13 and Hoffee 10 for Lyndonville. The Lady Tigers also had Poler with 6, Mackezie Muck and Aubrey Lewis 4 each, Jasmine Plummer 3 and Leann Balcerzak 2.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Rebekah Hoffee (10) puts up a buzzer beater at the end of the first half over Hannah LaGrou (33) of Oakfield-Alabama.

Oakfield-Alabama led 11-7 after one period and 17-16 at the half.

Lyndonville got late layups from Muck and Hoffee to close the opening half and pull to within one.

Now at 0-3 in the league and 1-4 overall, Lyndonville next visits Notre Dame on Thursday.

Byron-Bergen 56, Kendall 27
Breaking away from an 11-11 deadlock, Byron-Bergen outscored host Kendall 20-5 in the decisive second period to key a 56-27 G-R victory.

Abby Kelly led Byron-Bergen with a game high 20 points.

Tania Arellano scored 15 for Kendall as Taylor ReQua and Taylor Kingsbury each chipped in with 6. Kingsbury also had 10 rebounds and 3 blocks, Arellano 7 rebounds 3 assists and 3 steals and ReQua 2 steals.

Kendall, which is now 2-2, next hosts Holley on Friday.

Alexander 56, Holley 20
Roaring out to a commanding 32-8 halftime advantage, host Alexander went on to defeat Holley 56-20 in a G-R contest.

Sam Barniak had 11 points and Emily Bailey 6 rebounds and 4 points for Holley.