Tigers late surge locks up win over Hawks

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 9 January 2020 at 10:04 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Russ Stephens goes to the basket against Holley’s Broek Ostrom during the Tigers win over the host Hawks this evening.

Pulling away down the stretch Lyndonville scored a 60-42 victory over host Holley in a Genesee Region League game this evening.

Leading by only seven, 42-35, at the three-quarter mark, Lyndonville put together a decisive 14-2 scoring burst to open the final period to break the contest open.

Russ Stephens had two layups and a rebound basket to lead that uprising which also included a three-point play by Casey Winiecki and a jumper by Nate Dillenbeck as the Tigers roared out to a 19 point, 56-37, advantage with three minutes to go.

Stephens finished with a game high 17 as Dillenbeck had 16, Nathan Hydock 14, Winiecki 9 and Devin Rounds and Trenton Muck 2 each.

Carson Major led Holley with 14 as Cody Tanis added 8, Ryan Lang 6, Broek Ostrom and Jacob Norman 5 each and Kohl Morgan 4.

Lyndonville also got off to a fast start as a three by Hydock followed by two layups by Stephens and one by Winiecki vaulted the Tigers out to a quick 9-0 lead at the outset.

Stephens had a total of 8 in the period which finished with the Tigers up 15-12.  Major netted 7, including a three, to keep the Hawks close.

Holley did rally into an 18-18 tie midway through the second period on a pair of free throws by Major.

However Lyndonville answered with a 9-3 run to close the period and regain a six point, 27-21, lead at the half.

Dillenbeck had a layup and a three and Hydock a rebound bucket during that run.

Lyndonville increased its lead to 12, 36-24, early in the third period after another 9-3 run which included a three-point play by Dillenbeck and layups by Hydock and Stephens.

Holley did cut the deficit bcd to seven, 42-35, at the end of the period on a late three by Ostrom.

The Hawks though would get no closer as Lyndonville finally broke the contest open with the decisive 14-2 run to open the final quarter.

Lyndonville improves to 4-1 in the league and 7-2 overall while Holley is 1-6, 1-9.

(Click here to see Lyndonville’s Nate Dillenbeck score from outside off a pass from Casey Winiecki.)

(Click here to see Holley’s Jake Norman hit the basket from the top of the circle.)

Holley’s Carson Major goes in for a layup as Lyndonville’s Nathan Hydock tries to block.

Byron-Bergen 61, Kendall 43
Bryce Yockel scored 14 and Chad Green 12 to lead Byron-Bergen to a 61-43 G-R win over visiting Kendall.

Derek Edick scored a game high 17, Mason Kuhn 10 and Dale Steffen 7 for Kendall.

Girls Basketball
Wilson (5-0) defeated Roy-Hart (2-3) 68-38 and Newfane (3-1) downed Barker (1-4) 47-25 in Niagara-Orleans League girls games.

Rachel Chunco led Newfane with 15 while Shelby Wolf had 10 and Claire Halstead 8 for Roy-Hart.