Tigers look to keep rolling in sectionals

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 February 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Eddie Schildt and his Tiger teammates will open sectional competition at home Tuesday against Hammondsport.

Looking to keep the momentum from a regular season closing 11 game winning streak, No. 3 seed Lyndonville will open Section V Class D1 boys basketball tournament competition by hosting No. 14 Hammondsport at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Lyndonville, which capped off that 11 game winning streak with back-to-back victories over top Genesee Region League Division 2 rivals Notre Dame (67-49) and Elba (56-50 in overtime), brings a 16-4 record into the sectionals.

Lyndonville is sparked by the two year starting quartet of senior Nick Hinkson and juniors Eric Neace, Eddie Schildt and Corey Hydock.

The veteran foursome has provided plenty of scoring balance for the Tigers fast break oriented attack as Hinkson and Schildt are both averaging over 15 points per game, Neace over 11 and Hydock just under 10.

The Tigers regular group also includes the guard trio of senior Hunter Ottaviano, junior Jacob Hoffee and freshman Zach Johnson.

Hammondsport brings a 5-15 regular season record into the sectionals.

The No. 11 seeded Lyndonville girls squad will begin Class D1 playoff competition on Wednesday as the Lady Tigers visit No. 6 Arkport at 7 p.m.

Lyndonville is 5-15 and Arkport 12-8.

The No. 15 seed Kendall boys will visit No. 2 Geneseo (15-5) at 7 p.m. Tuesday in a Class CC pre-quarterfinal game. The 5-15 Eagles advanced by downing No. 18 Marion 64-36 in the opening round on Saturday.

The No. 9 Kendall girls (6-14) will visit No. 8 Bradford/Dundee (8-11) in a Class CC pre-quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Wedneday.

The No. 10 Holley boys (2-18) will face No. 7 Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School (8-12) in a Class B2 pre-quarterfinal at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at C.G. Finney. The winner will visit No. 2 Mynderse (16-4) on Friday.

The No. 9 Holley girls will visit No. 8 Marcus Whitman at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a Class B2 pre-quarterfinal.