Lyndonville girls nip RAC in sea-saw contest

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 February 2017 at 8:38 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Alecia Hinkson, who scored the game winning basket for Lyndonville, brings the ball up court against RAC defender Maia Duncan during the Lady Tigers narrow one point home court victory this evening.

In a tight sea-saw battle, Lyndonville nipped visiting Rochester Academy Charter 51-50 this evening in a non league girls basketball game.

Alecia Hinkson’s only two points of the evening proved to be huge for Lyndonville as she stole the ball and scored on a layup with seven seconds remaining for what proved to be the margin of victory.

However, the Lady Tigers could not claim the win until RAC missed both ends of a two shot free throw opportunity at the buzzer.

Mackenzie Muck scored 21 and Aubrey Lewis 20 to spearhead the Lyndonville offense as Abi Rodriguez, Miranda Lembcke, Anna Lewis, Stacey Buckland and Hinkson each chipped in with 2.

Lyndonville’s Makenzie Muck puts a shot up as Domani Peterson comes in to defend for RAC.

Tylash Weaver took game high honors with 27 and Lyan Viroel-Henlon 13 for RAC.

Setting the tone for the evening there were three ties in the opening period which ended deadlocked at 11-11 on a late jumper by Muck.

Weaver, who scored 6 in the opening period for RAC, added 6 more in the second to help give the Racers a narrow 25-23 lead at the half.

Aubrey Lewis tallied 7 for Lyndonville in the period which saw 3 ties and 3 lead changes.

Getting 7 points from Weaver and 5 from Virowl-Henlon in the third period, RAC maintained a slender 38-37 lead at the three-quarter mark.

Muck poured in 9 and Aubrey Lewis 5 for the Lady Tigers in the period which again saw 3 ties and 2 lead changes.

The sea-saw battle continued in the hectic final quarter with 5 more lead changes.

Weaver had 8, including a pair of threes, and Viroel-Henlon 4 for RAC down the stretch. A bucket by Viroel-Henlon with 23 seconds remaining gave the Racers their final lead at 50-49.

Muck netted 6, Aubrey Lewis 4 ad Lembcke 2 for the Lady Tigers in the stanza which was capped off by Hinkson’s clutch steal and layup with 7 seconds remaining for the exciting 51-50 victory.