Lady Rams top Lady Tigers in tournament opener; Elba edges past Albion
Making new Coach Grace Swick’s debut a successful one, the host Lady Rams downed Lyndonville 42-34 this evening in the semifinals of the season opening Roy-Hart Tournament.
Ava Bligh scored 10 points, Ellie Todd and Delaney Draper 9, Skyler Christopher 6, Meghan Washington 4, Ashley Hill 3 and Maddy Glena 1 for Roy-Hart which will face Oakfield-Alabama in the championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Anna Lewis scored 8, Aubrey Lewis and Makenzie Muck 7, Alecia Hinkson 6, Abi Rodriguez 4 and Miranda Lembcke 2 for Lyndonville which faces Tonawanda in the consolation game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Up 7-5 after one quarter, Roy-Hart extended its lead to 10, 20-10, at the half as Todd scored 6 points in the second period.
Lyndonville did cut the deficit to four, 28-24, at the three-quarter mark as Lembcke, Aubrey Lewis, Hinkson and Muck all had baskets in the third period.
Baskets by Anna Lewis then pulled Lyndonville to with two twice early in the final period, at 28-26 and again at 30-28, but the Lady Tigers could not pull even.
Two more buckets by Anna Lewis kept Lyndonville within three at 35-32 but Roy-Hart answered with a key 7-0 run on tallies by Bligh, Todd, Draper and Christopher to move out to a 42-32 lead and put a lock on the victory.
Elba 39, Albion 36
A dozen made free throws in the fourth quarter helped host Elba earn a narrow 39-36 non league win over Albion.
Emily Reynolds scored 14 and Madison Howard 8 to set the pace for Elba which led 21-14 at the half.
Chanyce Powell took game high scoring honors with 16 for Albion as Emily Blanchard had 8, Nicole Eldred and Janae Doty 3 and Elisabeth Baker, Sierra Chudy and Caitlynn Snook 2.
Powell scored 7 in the third quarter to lead a 12-4 Albion scoring burst which rallied the Purple Eagles into a 26-25 lead at the three-quarter mark.
Tallies by Powell, Blanchard and Baker helped increase the Purple Eagles lead to 5ive, 34-29, in the final period but the Lady Lancers used accuracy from the free throw line to rally for the win.