Lyndonville cagers down Kendall

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 11 February 2019 at 9:29 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Zach Johnson goes in for a layup against Kendall defender Mason Kuhn during the Tigers win over the visiting Eagles this evening.

Getting double figure point production from five players, Lyndonville completed a Genesee Region League Division 2 championship season with an 81-56 victory over visiting Kendall this evening.

Lyndonville finishes the G-R season at 12-2 (17-2 overall) while Kendall is now 5-8 (8-11 overall).

Zach Johnson scored 16, Matt Hess and Nathan Hydock 14, Nathan Poler 12 and Nathan Dillenbeck 10 to lead Lyndonville’s balanced attack as Russell Stephens added 7, Devin Rounds 3 and Evan Horn and Jonathan Slingerland 2.

Hunter Menze scored 19 and Nate Warters 16 to lead Kendall as Mason Kuhn added 7, John Rath 6, Derek Edick 5 and Dale Steffen 3.

Kendall’s Hunter Menze goes to the basket as Nathan Hydock defends for Lyndonville.

Lyndonville jumped out to a 10 point, 19-9, first period lead highlighted by two layups off steals by Johnson and one by Poler and a three by Dillenbeck. Matt Hess and Poler both scored 6 and Johnson 4 in the period.

Kendall closed the gap to five, 26-21, midway through the second period after a jumper by Menze and a layup by Warters but the Eagles would get no closer. Menze had a total of 10 points in the stanza.

Lyndonville answered back with a key 11-1 run including two jumpers by Hydock, a three-point play and a jumper by Dillenbeck and a jumper by Poler to pull back out to a 15 point, 37-22, advantage.

The Tigers maintained that 15 point edge, 41-26, at the half.

Lyndonville extended its advantage to as much as 25, 60-35, late in the third period and maintained a 22 point, 64-42, lead at the three-quarter mark.

Hydock had 8 in the third period, including a pair of threes, as Johnson had 7, also including a three, and Hess 6.

Lyndonville next hosts CG Finney in a non league game on Wednesday to close out the regular seaon while Kendall faces Notre Dame in the G-R season finale on Thursday.

Rochester Prep 94, Holley 49
Building up a 45-23 half-time advantage, Rochester Prep went on to defeat host Holley 94-49 in a non league contest.

Kohl Morgan scored 25 for Holley.

Lyndonville’s Nathan Hydock grabs a rebound from the Kendall duo of Nate Warters and Hunter Menze.

Kendall’s Mason Kuhn puts up a shot against Lyndonville defender Nathan Hydock.