Tigers rally to nip Irish as Dillenbeck tops the 1,000 point career scoring mark

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 February 2021 at 9:19 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman- Lyndonville senior Nathan Dillenbeck surpassed the 1,000 point career scoring mark this evening in the Tigers win at Notre Dame.

Lyndonville rallied for an exciting 67-65 victory over host Notre Dame in a Genesee Region League boys basketball game this evening as Tigers senior Nathan Dillenbeck surpassed the 1,000 point career scoring milestone.

Dillenbeck, who finished with 22, hit a three with 1:50 to go in the opening quarter to reach the 1,000 point mark. He now has a career total of 1,019 points.

The Tigers balanced attack also had Casey Winiecki with 15, Noah Poler 14, Russell Stephens 12 and Anthony Moule 4.

Colin McCulley took game high honors for Notre Dame with 27 as Mark Sanders had 15.

Poler scored 9 and Stephens 6 in the opening quarter to help Lyndonville take a 20-17 lead.

However, Notre Dame answered with  19-10 second quarter scoring edge. including 12 by McCulley, to rally into a 36-30 lead at the half.

The Irish maintained a 49-44 lead at the three-quarter mark.

Lyndonville though came battling back down the stretch outpointing Notre Dame 23-16 to claim the come-fro-behind victory.

Dillenbeck and Winiecki each scored 8 in the decisive final period as Stephens chipped in with 4 and Poler a three.

Lyndonville, which next visits Elba on Saturday, improves to 4-3 while Notre Dame is 3-2.

Byron-Bergen 78, Kendall 51

Jumping out to big leads of 23-7 after one quarter and 43-29 at the half, Byron-Bergen went on to defeat host Kendall 78-51 in another G-R contest.

Nick Baubie scored 20 and Jared Amesbury 14 to lead the way for the Bees.

Derek Edick scored 19, Quante Gillians 14 and Braxton Zarpentine 12 for Kendall. Gillians also had 7 rebounds and Edick 5 blocks.