Lady Tigers win on a three at the buzzer
Avenging an earlier season tournament loss, Lyndonville scored on a long range shot at the buzzer to nip host Kendall 34-33 this evening in a Genesee Region League game.
Ella Lewis provided the dramatics for Lyndonville as she hit a three-point basket at the buzzer.
Lewis finished with a game high 14 points as Karlee Rounds added 9, Lorelei Dillenbeck 6, Kaylee Nesbitt 3 and Savannah Poler 2.
Alezya Brown and Lizzie Sutphen both scored 8 to pace Kendall as Autumn Woodward added 6, Brittney Marks and Katie Pearson 5 and Julia Szczepanski 1.
Kendall jumped out to a 15-9 first quarter lead as Brown had three early baskets and Marks and Sutphen hit back-to-back threes late in the stanza.
Then a low scoring second quarter saw Lyndonville cut the deficit to one, 17-16, at the half on a three by Lewis
Baskets by Woodward and Pearson upped the Kendall lead to five, 21-16, early in the third quarter but Lyndonville answered back with a 10-2 run to close the quarter and rally into a 26-23 lead.
A three by Dillenbeck and a rebound basket by Rounds highlighted that Lady Tigers rally.
Kendall regained a 30-26 lead in the first three minutes of the decisive final period on a rebound basket by Pearson followed by a jumper and a three by Sutphen.
The momentum then sea-sawed back and forth three more times over the final three minutes.
First, Lyndonville rallied back into a 30-30 tie after jumper and a layup off a steal both by Lewis.
Kendall then went back up 32-30 with 1:51 to go after a pair of free throws by Brown.
Nesbitt and Pearson then traded free throws to keep Kendall up 33-31.
That set the stage for Lewis’s dramatic game winning three at the buzzer as the Lady Tigers avenged an earlier season 46-33 loss at the Kendall Tournament.
Lyndonville is now 1-3 in the league and 4-4 overall while Kendall is 0-4, 3-5.
Lyndonville next visits Holley on Friday. Holley dropped a 66-27 decision to Alexander.
(Click here to see Lyndonville’s Savannah Poler hit a shot from outside.)
(Click here to see Kendall’s Lizzie Sutphen hit a 3-point shot.)
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