Scoring drought stalls Kendall in loss to Elba
A scoreless second quarter proved costly as Kendall went on to drop a 70-44 decision to visiting Elba this evening in a Genesee Region League game.
Elba outpointed Kendall 15-0 in the decisive second period to turn a 9 point, 25-16, first quarter lead into a 22 point, 40-16, advantage at the half. Layups off turnovers by Jordan Miller and Henry Pflaumer helped ignited that Lancers uprising which also included a three-point play by Jon Boyce.
Back-to-back threes by John Rath early in the third period finally ended Kendall’s nearly 10 minute long scoring drought but Elba answered with a 15-9 scoring edge to close the period.
Pflaumer tallied 7 points, including a three, while Collin O’Halloran and Tucker Bezon both chipped in with threes in the third period to help keep Elba in command by 28, 59-31, at the three-quarter mark.
Pflaumer finished with a game high 19, Shane O’Halloran 15 and Bezon 10 to spearhead the Lancers offense as Miller added 8, Collin O’Halloran 6, Boyce 5, Mike Bowen 3 and Joe Lane and Colton Dillon 2 each.
Rath had 15 for Kendall as Collin Lewis added 9, Nate Warters 7, Brandon Miller 6, Keaton Frietag 3 and Mickey Gardner and Hunter Menze 2 each.
Elba jumped out to an 18-11 lead at the outset as Shane O’Halloran netted 10, including a pair of threes.
Kendall did close the gap to two, 18-16, after a jumper and a three by Lewis but the Eagles could not pull even.
Elba countered with a quick 7-0 run to close the period on a jumper by Pflaumer, a layup off a steal by Miller and a three by Collin O’Halloan off another turnover to regain control by a 25-16 margin at the half.
Elba improves to 15-3 while Kendall slips to 4-14.