Lyndonville surges past Holley

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 10 January 2018 at 9:35 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Kane Flynn drives to the basket against Holley defender Nathan Towne during the Tigers victory over the visiting Hawks this evening.

A big 18-7 third period scoring surge keyed Lyndonville to a 69-61 victory over visiting Holley this evening in a Genesee Region League boys basketball game.

Trailing 38-35, Lyndonville put together a key 10-0 run early in the third period to regain the lead for good. Three layups by Matt Hess ignited that uprising. Kane Flynn and Zach Johnson followed up with baskets as the Tigers took a 45-38 lead.

Threes by Nathan Dillenbeck and Flynn, along with another layup by Hess, helped Lyndonville maintain a 10 point 53-43, advantage at the three-quarter mark.

Zach Johnson scores two against Holley’s Ryan Andrews and John Mounts.

Another three by Flynn, along with two baskets by Johnson and one by Hess helped Lyndonville increase its advantage to 15, 63-48, midway through the final period.

Holley did battle back to within seven, 64-57, after a three by Andrew Moseman along with a three-point play by Patrick Bower but the Hawks could get no closer.

A pair of free throws by Nathan Poler followed by a three-point play by Richard Forder then helped Lyndonville close out the victory.

Flynn finished with a game high 22 points for the Tigers as Johnson tallied 17, Hess 14, Forder 7, Dillenbeck 5 and Poler 4.

Ryan Andrews led Holley with 20, including six threes, as Bower had 19, Moseman 16 and John Mounts 6.

Ryan Andrews hit three threes and Moseman one to help Holley grab a narrow 16-14, lead at the end of a sea-saw first period which saw four ties and three lead changes.

There were four more ties and four lead changes in the second period with finished with the Hawks up by a slender 36-35 margin.

A three-point play in the final two seconds by Moseman capped off s 7-0 Holley run to close the period which also included a layup and two free throws by Mounts.

Flynn scored 9 and Johnson 6 in the period for Lyndonville which did hold a six point, 33-27, lead late in the period.  A layup off a turnover by Flynn highlighted a 6-0 run to give the Tigers that lead.

Holley increased its lead a bit to 38-35 at the outset of the third period after a rebound basket by Andrews.

However, the rest of the period belonged to Lyndonville as the Tigers outpointed the Hawks 18-5 over the next seven minutes to open up a 10 point, 53-43, advantage at the three-quarter mark. The Hawks could get no closer than seven down the stretch.

Lyndonville is now 2-4 in the league and 3-7 overall while Holley is 0-4, 2-7.

Byron-Bergen 71, Kendall 59

A big second quarter sparked Byron-Bergen to a 71-59 G-R win over visiting Kendall.

Up 19-13 after one period, B-B outpointed Kendall 24-14 in the decisive second period to open up a 16 point, 43-27, advantage at the half.

Cameron Shenk scored 21 to lead B-B on seven threes, six of which came in the first half.

John Rath scored 22 and Nate Warters 12 for Kendall as Mickey Gardner grabbed off 9 rebounds.

Holley’s Ryan Andrews puts up a three over Lyndonville defender Kane Flynn.

Andrew Moseman drives to the basket for Holley against Lyndonville’s Nathan Poler.