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Lyndonville posts key win over Notre Dame

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 11 December 2018 at 10:04 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Zach Johnson puts up a shot over Notre Dame defender Ethan Chadbourne during the host Tigers win over the Irish this evening.

Passing a big early season test, Lyndonville bested visiting Notre Dame 72-58 this evening in a key Genesee Region League game.

Nathan Dillenbeck scored 24, Nathan Hydock 19 and Zach Johnson 17 to lead the Lyndonville attack as Matt Hess added 9 and Nathan Poler 3.

Lyndonville’s Nathan Hydock puts up a rebound shot as Gabe MacDonald defends for Notre Dame.

Gabe MacDonald scored 20 and Zack Cocking 18, on six threes, for Notre Dame as Spencer Misiti added 8, Mason Randall and Keith Szczepanski 4 and Lucas Calarco and Andrew Moore 2.

Dillenbeck had the hot hand early scoring 11 points in the opening quarter, including three threes, to spark Lynodnville out to a 15-11 lead.

Johnson then hit three threes in the second quarter while Dillenbeck added another and Hydock had a layup and a rebound bucket and Hess a rebound basket to help boost the Tigers lead to 14, 33-19, at the half.

Keeping the momentum, Lyndonville opened the third period with a 12-3 run including a three and a layup by Hydock and a layup and a rebound basket by Johnson, to extend the advantage to 23, 45-22.

Notre Dame though answered with a 16-4 run, including five baskets by MacDonald and a pair of threes by Cocking, to cut the deficit to 11, 49-38. The Irish though could get no closer.

Lyndonville moved back out to a 16 point, 56-40, advantage by closing the third period with a 7-2 run including four free throws by Dillenbeck and a rebound basket by Hydock who had a total of 11 points in the stanza.

Notre Dame could get no closer than 10 down the stretch as Hess scored 6 and Dillenbeck and Johnson 4 each to keep the Tigers in command.

Lyndonville improves to 2-0 in the league and 4-0 overall.