Lady Tigers regain winning touch

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 January 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Mackenzie Muck (30) puts up a shot with Terran Stinson (22) of Rochester Academy Charter defending during the host Lady Tigers win over the Racers this evening.

Erupting for a season high point total, Lyndonville snapped a six game losing streak by rolling to a 49-36 victory over visiting Rochester Academy Charter this evening in a non league game.

Jasmine Plummer scored a season high 12 points and Aubrey Lewis and Mackenzie Muck both added 10 to lead the balanced attack for Lyndonville. Leann Balcerzak and Morgan Hungerford both added 6, Rebekah Hoffee 4 and Gabby Dusett one for the Lady Tigers.

“Ball movement is what we’ve been working hard on in practice, said Lyndonville Coach Barry Webber. “And we got real good ball movement tonight and that really made a difference.”

Tylasia Weaver took game high honors with 13 and Briante Brooks added 10 for Rochester Academy.

Lyndonville grabbed a narrow 10-9 lead at the end of the opening period after a pair of late buckets by Plummer.

The Lady Tigers then took control in the second period outscoring the Racers 14-2 to open up 24-11 advantage at the half.

Lewis scored 6 on two jumpers and a layup to lead that surge which also included a rebound bucket and layup by Plummer and a rebound basket by Hungerford.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Leann Balcerzak (13) looks to shoot against Briante Brooks (15) of Rochester Academy.

Keeping the offense rolling, Lyndonville maintained a 15 point, 40-25, advantage at the three-quarter mark.

Three straight baskets by Muck, on jumper and two rebound buckets, ignited that surge which also featured two baskets by Balcerzak and one each by Hoffee, Lewis and Plummer.

“Taking good shots when we’re open and ball movement is what we’ve been working on and tonight our shots began to fall and the offense clicked,” said Webber. “I hope it keeps going.”

Rochester Academy could get no closer than 12 in the final period as Muck, Hungerford and Plummer took turns hitting baskets to keep Lyndonville in control.

Now at 2-6, Lyndonville next visits Kendall at 7 p.m. Friday for a Genesee Region League game.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Jasmine Plummer (15) puts up a shot for the Lady Tigers against Racers defender Terran Stinson (22).