Lady Tigers win a sectional thriller

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 February 2023 at 9:40 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Lorelei Dillenbeck, who scored the game winning basket, here puts up a shot over South Seneca’a Haley Parry during the Lady Tigers sectional win over the visiting Lady Falcons this evening.

Surviving a late scare, No. 3 seed Lyndonville nipped visiting No. 6 South Seneca 37-35 in a Section V Class D1 quarterfinal round thriller this evening.

Lyndonville built up an 11 point lead early in the fourth quarter but South Seneca came battling back scoring 13 straight points to rally into a 35-33 lead with 34 seconds remaining. Chloe Scott scored 6 points, including the go ahead basket, and Ciera Babcock 5 to lead the Lady Falcons rally.

However, Lyndonville answered right back as Lorelei Dillenbeck made her only basket of the night a HUGE one as she drained a clutch three with just 7.7 seconds to go to put the Lady Tigers back on top to stay at 36-35. Three seconds later Shelby Boring likewise made her only point of the night a big one when she made a free throw upping the Lady Tigers lead to two capping off the exciting win.

Addison Dillenbeck led Lyndonville with 15 as Haley Shaffer tallied 10, Ashlee Stephens 8, Lorelei Dillenbeck 3 and Boring 1.

Scott scored 11, Babcock 9 and Ava Utter 8 to lead South Seneca.

Lyndonville jumped out to a 13-4 first quarter lead as Addison Dillenbeck, Shaffer and Stephens each scored a pair of baskets.

Lyndonville maintained leads of 20-10 at the half and 27-20 after three quarters. The Lady Tigers upped the advantage to 11, 33-22, early in the final period after tallies by Shaffer, Stephens and Addison Dillenbeck.

That set the stage for South Seneca’ big comeback and Lyndonville’s decisive last second rally.

The win propells Lyndonville into a semifinal round meeting with No. 2 seed Fillmore on Monday evening at 6 at LeRoy. Fillmore downed No. 7 Arkport-Canaseraga 47-27 this evening in the quarterfinals.

Section VI Girls Playoffs
No. 4 seed Akron downed visiting Niagara-Orleans League foe No. 12 Roy-Hart 54-37 in a Section VI Class B2 playoff contest.

Section VI Boys Playoffs
No. 2 seed Clymer defeated visiting No. 10 Barker 60-42 in a Section VI Class D playoff contest.

Austin White took game high scoring honors for Clymer with 21 while Aidan Voss scored 14, Aidan Mescall 9 and Luey Castro 8 for Barker.

Lyndonville’s Addison Dillenbeck puts up a shot against South Seneca defender Alysa Elder.