Tigers roll to must win over Irish

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 February 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Eddie Schildt (24) puts up a shot as Notre Dame’s Nico Zambito tries to block during the host Tigers key win over the Irish this evening.

Avenging an earlier season 92-79 road loss, Lyndonville rolled to a key 67-49 victory over visiting Notre Dame this evening to remain in the thick of the Genesee Region League Division 2 title race.

Eddie Schildt scored 22, Nick Hinkson 19 and Eric Neace 16 to spark the offense for Lyndonville which made it nine straight G-R wins in a row. Schildt also had 17 rebounds and 3 blocks, Hinkson 10 rebounds and 5 assists and Corey Hydock 8 rebounds.

Tyler Prospero scored 14 and C.J. Suozzi 12 for Notre Dame.

Lyndonville jumped out to a 19-12 first quarter lead as Schildt had three baskets, Neace a pair of buckets and Hinkson a three and a two.

Lyndonville’s Nick Hinkson drives by Notre Dame defender Anthony Gugino.

The Tigers increased the advantage to 13, 37-24, at the half, as Hinkson, Neace and Schildt each had a pair of baskets and Jacob Hoffee a three in the second period.

Keeping rolling, Lyndonville maintained a 57-40 lead at the three-quarter mark as Schildt had 9 points and Hinkson and Neace 5 each in the third period.

Lyndonville, which is 11-2 in the league and 15-4 overall will now host front-running Elba (18-1) in the regular season finale on February 9 needing a victory to earn a share of the Division 2 title. Elba defeated Wheatland-Chili 44-33 this evening.

Eric Neace scores on a layup for Lyndonville.