Tigers big rally nips Dragons

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 January 2016 at 12:00 am

Rebounding from as much as a 15 point half-time deficit, Lyndonville rallied to nip host Pembroke 54-52 this evening in a Genesee Region League boys basketball game.

Down 35-20 at the half, Lyndonville used a 20-9 third period scoring edge to get back in the game.

Nick Hinkson scored 9, Eddie Schildt 6, Eric Neace 3 and Corey Hydock 2 to lead that rally which pulled the Tigers to within four, 44-40, at the three-quarter mark.

Keeping the momentum, Lyndonville then outpointed Pembroke 14-8 down the stretch to claim the win.

Zach Johnson hit two big threes to help ignite that Tigers surge.

A basket by Hunter Ottaviano pulled Lyndonville even at 52-52. Ottaviano then made what proved to be two clutch game winning free throws with 24 seconds remaining giving the Tigers a 54-52 lead.

“That was a real solid win for us, a huge win,” said Lyndonville Coach Lee Dillenbeck who noted that Pembroke had been ranked No. 1 in Class C1 until earlier this week.

Hinkson finished with 15 points, Schildt 12, Hydock 8, Ottaviano 7, Johnson 6, Neace 5 and Jacob Hoffee 1.

Improving to 4-2 in the league and 7-4 overall, Lyndonville next hosts Holley on Tuesday.

The loss drops Pembroke to 8-3.

Elba 67, Holley 27
Leading by a narrow five point, 18-13, margin late in the second quarter, undefeated (11-0) Elba hit four threes to open up a 30-13 half-time advantage and key a 67-27 G-R win over visiting Holley.

Henry Pflaumer, who hit two of those threes, finished with a school record 11 threes and a total of 34 points. John Hochmuth chipped in with 16.

Derek McArthur scored 9, Dylan Hillabush 8 and Chris Balys 5 for Holley.