Lady Tigers, Lady Eagles win playoff openers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 February 2018 at 10:02 pm

Lyndonville and Kendall both scored home court victories this evening to open Section V Class D1 girls basketball playoff competition.

No. 7 seed Lyndonville defeated No. 10 Northstar 42-35 and No. 8 Kendall rallied past No. 9 Alfred-Almond 40-36.

Ella Lewis scored 16, Anna Lewis 14 and Alecia Hinkson 10 to spark Lyndonville which next visits No. 2 Fillmore in the quarterfinals on Friday. Fillmore downed Bolivar-Richburg 41-20.

Anna Lewis scored 10 in the second period to help Lyndonville grab a 27-13 lead at the half.  Hinkson tallied 5 in the third period as the Lady Tigers maintained a 41-23 lead at the three-quarter mark.

Brittney Marks had 12 points, 7 rebounds and 7 steals and Taylor ReQua 10 points, 7 rebounds and 8 steals to lead the way for Kendall. Lizzie Sutphen added 8 points and Katherine Pearson grabbed off 10 rebounds.

Trailing 22-10 at the half, Kendall came storming back with a huge 20-4 third period scoring burst to rally into a 30-26 advantage. ReQua scored 10 and Marks 8 lead spearhead that rally.

Kendall next visits top seeded Wheatland-Chili on Friday.  W-C routed No. 16 Dundee 68-20.