Lyndonville cagers top Rochester Prep

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 December 2017 at 9:19 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Nathan Dillenbeck goes in for a layup against Rochester Prep defender Jaden Hayes during the host Tigers non league win this evening.

Featuring a balanced attack, Lyndonville defeated visiting Rochester Prep 71-59 this evening in a non league game.

Nathan Poler scored 20, Zach Johnson 18, Matt Hess 15, Nathan Dillenbeck 10 and Kane Flynn 8 to spark the Tigers which notched victory No. 2 on the season. Hess also grabbed off 13 rebounds, Poler 11 and Johnson 10.

Lyndonville’s Zach Johnson drives by Rochester Prep defender Marquis Thomas.

Wesley Henderson took game high scoring honors for Rochester Prep with 21.

Lyndonville jumped out to a double digit, 18-8, first period lead as Poler tallied 6, Johnson 5, Hess 4 and Flynn 3.

Rochester Prep did pull to within four, 25-21, late in the second period but Lyndonville closed with  10-2 run capped off by back-to-back threes by Johnson and Flynn, to regain a 12 point, 25-23, advantage at the half. A rebound bucket by Johnson and a layup by Hess ignited that key spurt.

A pair of threes by Dillenbeck helped extend the Lyndonville advantage to as much as 19, 54-35, late in the third period which finished with the Tigers up by 15, 58-43.

Poler had nine in the third period on a three-point play, two jumpers and a layup, and Dillenbeck 8.

Rochester Prep did pull to within nine, 63-54, midway through the final stanza but would get no closer as Lyndonville answered with a rebound bucket by Hess and a layup by Johnson to regain command at 67-54 with 2:30 remaining.