Tigers down Scotsmen in C3 quarterfinals

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 February 2020 at 8:17 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Nathan Hydock puts up a shot against Dundee defenders Steven Webster (33) and Logan Salvatore (11) during the Tigers sectional win over the visiting Scotsmen this evening.

Jumping out to a 9-0 lead at the outset, No. 4 seed Lyndonville rolled to a 61-35 victory over visiting No. 5 Dundee this evening in the quarterfinal round of the Section V Class C3 boys basketball playoffs.

Nate Dillenbeck scored a game high 27 points (click here to see a layup by Dillenbeck) and Nathan Hydock had 14 (click here to see a jumper by Hydock) to lead the attack for Lyndonville which took charge in the third quarter. Noah Poler added 9, Russ Stephens 6 (click here to see a rebound by Stephens), Anthony Moule 3 and Hayden Woodward 2 for the Tigers.

Lyndonville’s Russ Stephens puts up a shot over Dundee’s Steven Webster.

Steven Webster led Dundee with 13.

A three and a jumper by Dillenbeck along with layups by Poler and Stephens propelled Lyndonville out to a 9-0 lead in the first three and a half minutes.

Up 11-6 at the end of the first period, the Tigers increased their advantage a bit to 8, 24-16, at the half on late second quarter threes by  Dillenbeck and Moule.

The Tigers then broke the contest wide open in the third period by outscoring the Scotsmen 18-6.

Lyndonville opened the decisive period with a 10-0 run on three free throws by Poler, a layup by Hydock and a three and a layup by Dillenbeck to quickly boost the lead to 18 at 34-16.

Back-to-back fast-break layups by Poler and Stevens followed by a rebound bucket by Stephens and a layup by Dillenbeck gave the Tigers a commanding 20 point, 42-22, advantage at the three-quarter mark.

Dillenbeck then scored 8 and Hydock 7 in the final stanza as the Tigers closed out the win with a 19-13 run.

The victory propels the 13-8 Tigers into Monday’s Class C3 semifinal at 6:30 p.m. at Genesee Community College against the winner of the No. 1 Caledonia-Mumford (17-3) vs. No. 9 Wheatland-Chili (6-15) quarterfinal.