Tigers big rally nips Dragons
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.