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Lady Tigers edge past Lady Rams

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 December 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Morgan Hungerford (33) goes for a rebound against Roy-Hart’s duo of Emma Lindke (1) and Sarah Bascom (30) as Chelsea Poler (24) moves in to support during the Lady Tigers narrow win over the host Lady Rams this evening.

Putting together a strong stretch run, Lyndonville edged past host Roy-Hart 39-37 this evening in the non league season opener for both teams.

Trailing by seven, 32-25, after three quarters, Lyndonville rallied to outscore Roy-Hart 14-5 in the decisive final period to claim the win.

Lyndonville opened the final stanza with a 9-3 run to rally into a 34-34 tie with 3:30 remaining. Aubrey Lewis had a pair of jumpers and Gabby Dusett a fast break layup to highlight the Lady Tigers rally.

Roy-Hart regained the lead for what proved to be the last time at 37-34 as Kendra Hill hit her fourth three of the night. However, the Lady Rams could not score again over the final two and a half minutes.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart’s Kendra Hill (3) drives against Rebekah Hoffee (10) on the baseline.

Lyndonville rallied back into a 37-37 tie on a free throw by Lewis followed by a rebound basket by Morgan Hungerford with 2:15 remaining.

Another free throw by Lewis put Lyndonville back on top to stay at 38-37 with 39 seconds to go.

Chelsea Poler then rounded out the Lady Tigers scoring with another free throw with just three seconds to go.

“They deserved it,” said Barry Webber who was making his debut as the Lady Rams coach. “They really put in a great effort. They’ve learned so much so fast.”

Lewis finished with 10 points as Hungerford and Mackenzie Muck both added 8 for Lyndonvlle. Dusett chipped in with 5, Rebekah Hoffee and Poler 3 and Jasmine Plummer 2.

Hill took game high honors with 16 and Emma Lindke added 12 for Roy-Hart which also got 5 from Reilly Albee and 2 each from Taylor Fry and Ava Bligh.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Aubrey Lewis (21) drives against Taylor Fry (5).

Lyndonville grabbed a narrow 8-7 lead at the end of the first period on a late jumper by Hungerford.

The Lady Tigers maintained a slender one point, 20-19, lead at the half as two buckets by Muck led a parade of six scorers.

Roy-Hart put together a 13-5 scoring edge in the third period to rally into a 32-25 lead. Hill hit two threes and Albee one and Fry chipped in with a layup to key that uprising.

A basket by Lindke kept Roy-Hart up by eight, 34-26 early in the final period but Lyndonville answered with a decisive 13-3 run to close the contest and claim the narrow win.

Lyndonville next visits Elba Thursday in the Genesee Region League opener while Roy-Hart hosts Tonawnada Friday in the opening round of the Lady Rams Tournament.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart’s Ava Bligh (10) goes for a rebound against Gabby Dusett (22).