Tigers defeat Trojans in G-R opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 5 December 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Corey Hydock (34) brings the ball up court against Alexander’s Tyler Laird (15) during the Tigers victory over the visiting Trojans this evening.

Putting together a strong stretch run, Lyndonville defeated visiting Alexander 65-58 this evening in the Genesee Region League opener.

Leading by just one, 47-46, Lyndonville put together an 18-11 scoring surge down the stretch to claim the Tigers first G-R win in four years.

AJ Buckland scored 7, Corey Hydock 6 and Brandon Schoolcraft 4 to lead the stretch run for Lyndonville which did trail by three early in the final stanza.

Hydock and Eddie Schildt both finished with 16 points, Buckland 15, Nick Hinkson 9, Schoolcraft 7 and Eric Neace 2 as Lyndonville improves to 2-1 on the young season. Schildt also grabbed off a game high 15 rebounds.

Tyler Laird took game high scoring honors for the Trojans with 22.

Rallying from a 12-6 deficit at the outset, Lyndonville moved into a narrow 18-17 lead at the end of the first period. Hinkson scored 6, Hydock 5 and Schildt 4 to lead that comeback.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Nick Hinkson (12) puts up a shot against Alexander’s Dustin Schmieder (12).

The Tigers then put together a big 20-9 second period scoring surge to move out to a 38-26 advantage at the half. Schildt erupted for 12 points to lead that surge as Hydock added five.

However, the Trojans reversed that trend in the third period outscoring Lyndonville 20-9 to slice the deficit to just one at 47-46.

Lyndonville though withstood the challenge and used the 18-11 stretch run to lock up the victory.

“We played very well in the first half and then we really did an outstanding job of coming back like that in the fourth quarter,” said Lyndonville Coach Lee Dillenbeck.

Byron-Bergen 60, Holley 36
Steadily pulling away, Byron-Bergen defeated host Holley 60-36 this evening in a G-R contest.

The Bees led 13-12 after one period, 29-23 at the half and 45-32 at the three-quarter mark.

Zach Vaccarelli, who was hampered by foul trouble, led Holley with 12 points. Josh Porter and Joey DeFelice each added 9 for the Hawks as Nick Passarell grabbed off 10 rebounds.