Lyndonville, Kendall score tourney wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 December 2019 at 10:52 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Katie Pearson grabs a rebound from Holley’s Halee Passrell as Elizabeth Snyder moves in to support. The action took place during Kendall ‘s tourney win over the visiting Lady Hawks this evening.

Lyndonville and host Kendall both scored victories this evening in the semifinal round of the Lady Eagles annual tournament.

Lyndonville used a late scoring surge to defeat Barker 45-35 in the opener.  Kendall then nipped rival Holley 30-27 in the nightcap.

Lyndonville will now face Kendall in the championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday following the 2 p.m. consolation contest between Barker and Holley.

Lyndonville 45, Barker 35
Breaking away from a 35-35 tie, Lyndonville scored the game’s final 10 points to down Barker.

That decisive surge included a jumper and two free throws by Prezli Silversmith, a three by Ella Lewis, a free throw by Kaylee Nesbitt and a rebound basket by Karlee Rounds.

Barker’s Kylie Annable and Sarah Outten go up for a reound against Lyndonville’s Danielle Weldon and Kaylee Nesbitt.

Barker had tied the game twice down the stretch, first at 33-33 on a jumper by Rachel Parfinski, and then at 35-35 after free throws by Sydnie Luckman and Dakota Leising.

Rounds and Lewis both scored 11 to lead the way for Lyndonville as Savannah Poler added 8, Silversmith 6, Kiera Dent 4, Nesbitt 3 and Danielle Weldon 2.

Parfinski led Barker with 13 as Serena Harris had 7, Haleigh Mason 5, Leising 4, Luckman 3, Kate Babcock 2 and Kylie Annable 1.

Barker led 10-4 after one quarter and 19-16 at the half.

Lyndonville rallied with s 13-6 third period scoring edge to take a 29-25 lead at the three-quarter mark. Lewis had 6 and Rounds 4 during that Lady Tigers rally.

Kendall 30, Holley 27
Snapping a 26-26 deadlock midway through the final period, Kendall used a late jumper by Elizaberth Snyder and two clutch free throws by Lizzie Sutphen to edge past Holley 30-27.

Snyder finished with 13 points to lead the Lady Eagles as Brittney Marks had 8, Sutphen 7 and Katie Pearson 2.

Olivia Radford shared game high honors with 13 for Holley as Halee Passarell had 9, Tia Hofforth and Alexis Clemons 2 and Adriana Botello 1.

(Click here to see Holley’s Tia Hofforth score a basket off an assist from Olivia Radford.)

Holley built up a 13-8 lead midway through the second period after an 8-0 run which included two baskets and a pair of free throws by Radford and a bucket by Hofforth.

Kendall though answered with a 6-0 run on a three by Marks, a free throw by Snyder and a bucket by Pearson to rally into a slender 14-13 lead at the half.

(Click here to see Kendall’s Elizabeth Snyder score the bucket off the inbounds pass.)

The Lady Eagles maintained a narrow 24-20 lead at the three-quarter mark as Snyder had a three-point play and a layup and Sutphen a three. Radford had a three and a two to keep the Lady Hawks close.

A layup by Radford pulled Holley even at 26-26 with 3:45 to go in the final stanza but Kendall scored four of the game’s final points on tallies by Snyder and Sutphen to claim the narrow win.

Holley’s Olivia Radford puts up a shot as Lizzie Sutphen defends for Kendall.