Tigers romp to extend G-R win streak

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 January 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Eric Neace tries to shoot against Wheatland-Chil defenders Adam Lund (24) and Daniel Cook (12) during the host Tigers win this evening.

Taking charge with a big third quarter scoring burst, Lyndonville went on to defeat visiting Wheatland-Chili 58-39 this evening to make it seven straight Genesee Region League victories.

Up by nine, 28-19, at the half, Lyndonville put together a big 17-5 scoring run over the first six minutes of the third period to break the contest open.

Nick Hinkson hit back-to-back threes to highlight that decisive uprising which also included a three by Jacob Hoffee along with two layups and a jumper by Eddie Schildt upping the Tigers advantage to 21 at 45-24.

Lyndonville maintained a 17 point, 47-30, lead at the three-quarter mark and quickly upped the advantage to 52-34 early in the final period after a layup by Hunter Ottaviano and a three by Hoffee.

Hoffee finished with 13, Schildt 12 and Hinkson 11 to lead Lyndonville’s balanced attack as Corey Hydock added 8, Eric Neace and Ottaviano 5 and Zach Johnson and Ken Kalson 2.

Justin McLendon took game high honors for W-C with 16.

Lyndonville jumped out to a 14-8 first quarter lead as Hydock hit two threes, Schildt netted a pair of baskets from close range and Ottaviano scored on a layup off a turnover.

The Tigers then used an 11-2 run midway through the second period on a jumper and a three by Hoffee, a fast break layup and a rebound basket by Hinkson and a layup by Neace to stay up by nine, 28-19, at the half.

Lyndonville’s Jacob Hoffee drives to the basket by W-C defender Mikal Thompson.

Improving to 9-2 in the league and 12-4 overall, Lyndonville next hosts Barker in a non league contest at 7 p.m. Friday.

Oakfield-Alabama 89, Kendall 60

Leading by a narrow 15-14 margin after one quarter, Oakfield-Alabama used a 23-10 second period scoring edge to key an 89-60 G-R victory over host Kendall.

Jake Mandel scored 21 and Tyler Ohlson 17 to lead the way for the Hornets as Trey Nadolinski added 13 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists and 10 steals.

Jake Ramsdell had 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 blocks and Nick Manners 11 points and 8 rebounds for Kendall which trailed 38-24 at the half and 67-43 after three-quarters.

Kendall next visits Notre Dame at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.