Tigers rebound to top Bees; Eagles win

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 16 January 2019 at 9:41 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Nathan Dillenbeck puts up his seventh three-point basket to help lead the Tigers to a win over visiting Byron-Bergen this evening.

Getting back onto the winning track, Lyndonville used a big second quarter scoring surge to key a 76-63 victory over visiting Byron-Bergen in a Genesee Region League game this evening.

Nathan Dillenbeck poured in a game high 25 points, including seven threes, to spark the attack for Lyndonville which rebounded from a 55-40 loss to Alexander and improve  to 7-1 in the league and 11-1 overall.

Zach Johnson also tallied 19, Nathan Poler 13, Matt Hess 6, Nathan Hydock and Casey Winecki 5, Russ Stephens 2 and Kane Flynn 1 for the Tigers.

Anthony DiQuattro scored 17, Lucas Stucchio 15 and Chad Green 10 to lead Byron-Bergen.

Lyndonville’s Zach Johnson blocks a shot attempt by Byron-Bergen;s Chad Green.

Lyndonville grabbed a narrow 22-17 lead at the end of a sea-saw opening period which saw three ties and five lead changes. Dillenbeck hit two threes and Poler had a three and a layup to lead the Tigers during that stretch as Johnson and Hydock both chipped in with a pair of baskets.

Keeping the hot hand, Dillenbeck then had four threes and a layup to lead Lyndonville’s decisive 22-6 second period scoring surge. Hess and Poler also both made layups in the stanza which finished with the Tigers up by 21, 44-23, at the half.

Johnson had a layup, a three and a layup off a steal to help boost the Lyndonville advantage to 22, 53-31, midway through the third period.

The Tigers maintained a 19 point, 58-39, lead at the three-quarter mark.

A three by Dillenbeck along with layups by Hess, Johnson and Hess kept Lyndonville up by 21, 67-46, midway through the final stanza.

Byron-Bergen did close with a 17-9 run but the Bees could get no closer than 10.

Kendall 56, Pembroke 47
Kendall used some clutch free throw shooting down the stretch to down host Pembroke 56-47 in another G-R contest.

John Rath made 5 free throws and Dale Steffen and Mason Kuhn both made 2 down the stretch to help the Eagles lock up the win.

Rath finished with 18 points, Nate Warters 14, Hunter Menze 11, Steffen 6, Kuhn 4 and Derek Edick 3. Edick also grabbed off 10 rebounds.

Ben Perry scored 16 and Noah Godzala 13 for Pembroke.

Kendall used a 19-11 second period scoring edge to rally into a 28-22 lead at the half.

Notre Dame 72, Holley 33
Spencer Misiti scored 18, Colin McCulley 15 and Gabe McDonald 13 to lead Notre Dame to a 72-33 win over host Holley in a G-R game.

Carson Major scored 8 for Holley.