Lyndonville nips Honeoye in D1 opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 February 2017 at 10:08 pm

No. 9 Lyndonville outlasted host No. 8 Honeoye in a wild stretch run scoring battle to claim a 63-59 victory this evening in the opening round of the Section V Class D1 boys basketball tournament.

Lyndonville outscored Honeoye 27-23 in the hectic final period to advance to a quarterfinal round contest at top seeded York at 7 p.m. Friday.

Trailing 57-59, Lyndonville pulled even on two free throws by Corey Hydock with a minute to go.

The Tigers then regained the lead for good at 61-59 on a steal and layup by Jacob Hoffee with 17 seconds to go.

Eric Neace, who scored a total of 14 for the Tigers in the final stanza, then locked up the win with two free throws with two seconds remaining after a Honeoye turnover.

Neace finished with 19, Nathan Poler 17 and Zach Johnson 10 as Hoffee chipped in with 8, Hydock 7 and Matt Hess 2.

The tight contest saw Honeoye hold leads of 11-9 after one period and 28-28 at the half.

Lyndonville used an 11-8 third period scoring edge to rally into a 36-36 tie at the three-quarter mark.

“It was back and forth all the way. It was a great game,” said Lyndonville Coach Lee Dillenbeck. “It’s a big confidence booster for us.”

Lima Christian 98, Kendall 45
Roaring out to a 54-23 half-time advantage, No. 5 Lima Chrisitian rolled to a 98-45 win over visiting No. 12 Kendall in another Class D1 opener.

Jayson Faynor led Lima Christian with 42.

John Rath scored 12 points, Brandon Miller 10, Mickey Gardner 7 and James Longrod 5 for Kendall. Miller also grabbed off 9 rebounds and Longrod 8.

LeRoy 69, Holley 35
A 7-0 turnover aided run to close the first half helped key No. 4 LeRoy to a 69-35 win over visiting No .13 Holley in a Class C1 opener.

Holley trailed by just nine, 25-16, before LeRoy put together that key 7-0 run to open up a 32-16 half-time advantage.

LeRoy then used a 19-6 third period scoring edge to extend the lead to 51-22 at the three-quarter mark.

Dylan Hillabush scored 17 to lead Holley.