Lyndonville uses late surge to down Kendall

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 January 2017 at 9:10 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Eric Neace puts up a layup against Kendall defenders Mason Kuhn (22) and James Longrod (24).

Putting together a strong stretch run, Lyndonville posted a 59-46 victory over visiting Kendall this evening in a Genesee Region League game.

Breaking away from a 38-38 tie early in the final period, Lyndonville erupted with a 18-6 scoring burst to break the contest open.

Eric Neace had two jumpers and a layup, Zach Johnson a rebound basket and a layup and Jacob Hoffee a three and a jumper during that decisive uprising which vaulted the Tigers out to a commanding 56-44 lead with 1:15 remaining.

Lyndonville’s Corey Hydock looks to drive against Kendall defender Collin Lewis.

Neace, Johnson and Corey Hydock each finished with 15 and Johnson 11 for the Tigers as Nathan Poler added 2 and Josh Tombari 1.

James Longrod scored 17, Nate Warters 11, Collin Lewis 10 and John Rath and Mickey Gardner 4 for Kendall which played without season long scoring and rebounding leader Brandon Miller who is out with an injury.

Kendall jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead at the outset on threes by Longrod and Warters. Layups by Longrod and Gardner kept the Eagles up 12-9 at the end of the period.

Trailing 19-15, Lyndonville put together a 12-0 run in the second period on three baskets by Hydock, one each by Hoffee and Johnson and two free throws by Neace for a 27-19 lead. The Tigers were up 27-21 at the half.

However, Kendall battled back with a 13-2 run in the third period on a three and a layup by Lewis, a jumper and layup by Longrod and buckets by Gardner and Warters to regain a 34-31 lead.

Lyndonville though answered with a 5-2 run to close the period and rally into a 36-36 tie at the three-quarter mark on a layup by Johnson.

The teams then traded baskets at the outset of the final period before the Tigers put together their decisive 18-6 stretch run uprising.

Lyndonville is now 4-7 in the league and 7-9 overall while Kendall is 2-8, 3-13.

Alexander 63, Holley 37
Building up a 29-15 half-time advantage, Alexander went on to post a 63-37 G-R win over visiting Holley.

Matt Genaway and Chris McClinic each scored 14 to set the pace for Alexander.

Andrew Moseman scored 11 and Dalton Major 8 for Holley.

Kendall’s Nate Warters goes up for a layup against Lyndonville defender Corey Hydock.

Kendall’s Mickey Gardner puts up a shot against Lyndonville defender Zach Johnson.