Late surge rallies Tigers past Blue Devils

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 11 February 2021 at 10:24 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Russell Stephens drives in for a shot as Ayden Goff tries to block for Attica during the host Tigers come-from-behind win over the Blue Devils this evening.

A big late scoring surge rallied Lyndonville to a 52-47 victory over visiting Attica this evening in a Genesee Region League boys basketball game.

Trailing by seven, 44-37, with just under four minutes to play, Lyndonville put together a clutch 15-3 scoring burst to close the game and claim the victory.

A fast break layup by Noah Poler ignited the decisive uprising. Nathan Dillenbeck followed up with a jumper and then Dillenbeck and Poler scored on back-to-back layups off steals to pull Lyndonville to within two at 47-45 with 1:30 remaining.

The Tigers final seven points then came from the free throw line.

Dillenbeck made two foul shots to knot the contest at 47-47 with 1:03 to go. He then made two more clutch free throws with just 8.8 seconds remaining to put the Tigers back on top to stay at 49-47.

Noah Poler puts up a shot for Lyndonville as Simon Lamparelli defends for Attica.

Lyndonville got the ball right back off an Attica turnover and Poler capitalized on the opportunity by making one of two free throw attempts upping the Tigers lead to three at 50-47.

Dillenbeck then put a lock on the victory when he made two more free throws with just 4.6 second to go to make the final 52-47.

Poler finished with 17 and Dilllenbeck 14 to lead the way for Lyndonville as Casey Winiecki added 7, Russell Stephens 6, Anthony Moule 5, Mason Nicholson 2 and Trenton Muck 1.

Ayden Goll netted 15, Nick Perl 13 and Ian Romesser 10 for Attica.

Getting point production from all five starters, including 7 by Romesser, Attica jumped out to a 17-11 first quarter lead.

Lyndonville though came battling back in the second quarter putting together a 13-0 run to rally into a 24-19 lead at the half.

Poler had a three and a layup during that stretch which also included baskets by Winiecki, Stephens and Nicholson.

Attica though answered back as back-to-back threes by Goll and Romesser pulled the Blue Devils back into the lead at 29-28 midway through the third period.

There were four more lead changes before the quarter ended with Attica holding a slender 36-35 advantage after a late jumper by Goll who had a total of 10 points in the stanza.

That set the stage for Lyndonville’s big fourth quarter rally as the Tigers used a closing 15-3 run to earn the victory and make a successful rebound from Tuesday’s narrow 56-54 season opening loss at Pembroke.

Lyndonville next visits Holley on Monday. Click here to view video of the last 1:03 of the game.

Lyndonville’s Nathan Dillenbeck looks to put a shot up over Attica defender Ayden Goll.

Byron-Bergen 57, Holley 39

Leading by a narrow 28-24 halftime margin, Byron-Bergen pulled away in the second half to down visiting Holley 57-39 in a G-R contest.

Nick Baubie scored 15, Nick Walters 12 and Dave Brumsted 10 to lead the Bees.

Broek Ostrom scored 12 and James Tette and Dareo Garcia-Fisher 8 each for Holley.

Oakfield-Alabama 70, Kendall 35

Host Oakfield-Alabama jumped out yo a 39-16 halftime advantage and went on to defeat Kendall 70-35.

Gaige Armbrewster scored 16 to lead the Hornets balanced attack.

Derek Edick scored 16 and Braxton Zarpentine 8 for Kendall which also had Jorden Ostrander grab off 10 rebounds.

Kendall next hosts rival Holley at noon on Saturday.