Long range shooting powers Elba past Kendall

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 December 2019 at 3:50 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Elba’s Leah Bezon grabs a rebound away from Kendall’s Lizzie Sutphen during the Lady Lancers win over the host Lady Eagles this afternoon.

Taking charge from long range in the second quarter, Elba went on to defeat host Kendall 68-30 this afternoon in a Genesee Region League girls basketball game.

Leading by a narrow two point, 15-13, margin at the end of the opening quarter, Elba used a barrage of six threes to highlight a big 24-5 scoring surge in the decisive second quarter to open up a commanding 21 point, 39-18, half-time advantage.

Elba’s Taylor Augello drives the baseline against Kendall defenders Julia Szczepanski and Autumn Woodward.

Lauryn Engle hit four threes, including three in a row, and Taylor Augello two threes and a layup to spearhead the Lady Lancers decisive uprising.

Taylor Augello also scored on a last second lay-up to give Elba the slender 15-13 lead at the end of a sea-saw first quarter which saw five ties and five lead changes.

Elba, which hit a total of 13 threes on the afternoon, upped its advantage to 28, 53-25, at the three-quarter mark as Leah Bezon had a pair of threes.

Engle finished with a game high 24 points on eight threes as Taylor Augello netted 19, Brynn Walczak 12, Bezon 8, Laci Sewar 3 an Kelsea Augello 2.

(Click here to see Elba’s Taylor Augello hit a long shot from the top of the circle.)

Brittney Marks and Elizabeth Snyder each scored 9 to lead Kendall as Katie Pearson and Julie Coble both added 4 and Alezya Bown and Lizzie Sutphen 2 each.

(Click here to see Kendall’s Elizabeth Snyder put in the rebound bucket.)

Elba stays unbeaten at 5-0 while Kendall is 3-1.

Kendall’s Julia Szczepanski tries for a rebound against the Elba duo of Kelsea Augello and Miah Werth.