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Lady Tigers big rally falls just short

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 January 2017 at 9:28 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Makenzie Muck puts up a shot against Attica defenders Taylor Gadd (24) and Kacey Pearce (25) during the host Lady Tigers narrow loss to the visiting Blue Devils this evening.

A furious second half rally fell just short as Lyndonville dropped a narrow 43-37 decision to visiting Attica this evening in a Genesee Region League girls basketball game.

Blanked from the field in the first quarter and able to score only one basket in the second period, Lyndonville fell behind by 19, 23-4, at the half.

However, the Lady Tigers came storming back to outscore the Blue Devils 21-10 in the third period to get right back in the game trailing by only 8, 33-25, at the three-quarter mark.

Aubrey Lewis scored 6 points and Makenzie Muck 5 to lead that surge which also included threes by Abi Rodriguez and Stacey Buckland along with a layup by Anna Lewis and a jumper by Alecia Hinkson.

Lyndonville’s Abi Rodriguez brings the ball up court against Attica defender Aubrey Santoro.

Keeping the momentum, the Lady Tigers then outscored the Blue Devils 12-3 over the first four minutes of the final period to rally into what proved to be their only lead of 37-36 on a three-point play by Muck who scored 10 during that run.

However, Lyndonville could not score again as Attica used a 7-0 run over the final four minutes to claim the narrow win. Back-to-back baskets by Emily Weber put the Lady Blue Devils back on top to stay and three free throws by Emily Stenson helped lock up the win.

Alyssa Meyer scored 14 and Weber 10 to lead Attica as Taylor Gadd added 6, Kacey Pearce and Emma Krotczyk 4, Stenson 3 and Aubrey Santoro 2.

Muck took game high honors for Lyndonville with 16 as Rodriguez had 7, Aubrey Lewis 6, Buckland 3, Anna Lewis and Hinkson 2 and Grace Hayes 1.

Newfane 51, Roy-Hart 29
Regaining the .500 mark in Niagara-Orleans League competition at 4-4, Newfane downed Roy-Hart 51-29 as Emily Foltz scored 12, Paige Emborsky 11 and Olivia Littman 10.

Meghan Washington had a game high 17 for Roy-Hart which slips to 0-7.

Wilson 64, Akron 48
Kayla Neumann scored 15 and Rachel Senek 14 to lead defending champion Wilson (7-1) to a 64-48 win over Akron (2-5).