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Lyndonville cagers surge past Albion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 5 December 2018 at 9:03 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Nathan Poler goes up for a layup over Albion’s Xavier Cornick during the Tigers win over the host Purple Eagles this evening.

Long scoring bursts in each of the first two quarters sparked Lyndonville to a 78-59 victory over host Albion this evening in a non league boys basketball game.

Zach Johnson had a game high 26 points, Nathan Poler 16 and Nathan Dillenbeck 15 to spearhead the Lyndonville attack as Nathan Hydock added 9, Matt Hess 6, Russell Stephens 3, Evan Horn 2 and Casey Winiecki 1.

Bryce Pritchard scored 23 to lead Albion as Deyonci Farley added 12, Xavier Cornick 10 Kevin Hillman and Liam Ward 5 and Michael DiCureia 4.

Albion’s Bryce Pritchard looks to go around Lyndonville defender Nathan Dillenbeck.

Albion did grab a 6-1 lead at the outset on two baskets by Pritchard and one by Farley.

However, Lyndonville answered back with a big 21-8 scoring burst to end the quarter. Threes by Johnson, Stephens and Dillenbeck highlighted that spurt which rallied the Tigers into the lead for good at 21-14.

Layups by Farley and Ward did pull Albion back to within three, 21-18, at the outset of the second quarter but again Lyndonville answered back in a big way.

The Tigers erupted with a 23-5 run to close the period and extend the advantage to a commanding 21, 44-23, at the half of the fast paced, uptempo contest.

Johnson had a three, a rebound bucket, a layup and two free throws to lead that decisive uprising as Poler had a pair of layups, Dillenbeck and Hydock a layup and two free throw each and Hess a layup.

Lyndonville maintained a 16 point, 60-44, lead at the three-quarter mark as Johnson had three layups and Dillenbeck a three in the third period.

Lyndonville is now 2-0 and Albion 1-1 on the young season.

The Tigers next visit Kendall in the Genesee Region League opener at 7 p.m. Friday while the Purple Eagles next host Spencerport on December 11 in another non league contest.

Lyndonville’s Matt Hess goes up over Albion’s Michael DiCureia.