Tigers top Hawks in tourney opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 December 2015 at 12:00 am

Rams edge Bulldogs in non league contest

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Nick Hinkson goes up for a layup against Holley defender Isiah Flow during the Tigers tournament win over the host Hawks this evening.

Taking charge with a big 24-8 second quarter scoring surge, Lyndonville went on to defeat host Holley 79-55 this evening in the opening round of the Hawks Tournament.

Nick Hinkson scored a game high 22 points, Eric Neace 17, Eddie Schildt 13 and Zach Johnson 10 to spearhead the Lyndonville attack. Corey Hydock chipped in with 8, Hunter Ottaviano 7 and Jacob Hoffee 2 for the Tigers.

Nick Passarell tallied 21 and Isiah Flow 14 to pace Holley as Dylan Hillabush added 7, Ryan Moseman and Zach Trask 6 and Chris Balys 1.

Josh Tombari looks to shoot for Lyndonville as he drives against Holley’s Zach Trask.

Breaking away from an 8-8 deadlock, Lyndonville moved on top to stay at 13-8 by closing the opening period with a three by Johnson and a pair of free throws by Neace.

The Tigers then began to pull away by opening the second period with s 13-3 run to take a 15 point, 26-11, lead ignited by a pair of threes by Hinkson.

Back-to-back threes by Hydock and Hinkson then capped off the decisive period giving the Tigers a commanding 21 point, 37-16, advantage at the half.

Holley’s Nick Passarell goes in for a layup against Lyndonville defender Corey Hydock.

The Tigers went up by as many as 29, 48-19, midway through the third period and maintained a 26 point, 57-31, lead at the three-quarter mark.

Hinkson and Neace each scored 7 in the third period for the Tigers.

Improving to 5-3 on the season, Lyndonville will next face Northstar in the championship game at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Northstar defeated Oakfield-Alabama 82-58 in the other semifinal.

Holley will take on Oakfield-Alabama in the consolation contest at 5:30 p.m.

Holley’s Isiah Flow drives by Lyndonville’s Zach Johnson.

Roy-Hart 53, Alden 48

Roy-Hart bested host Alden 53-48 in a non league contest as the Rams improve to 5-3.

Andy Xapsos scored 22 to lead the way for Roy-Hart as Ben Maynard netted 9, Jacob Bruning 8 and Brendon Hess 7.

Xapsos scored 9 in the final period including a big three and four clutch free throws to help lock up the Rams victory.

Breaking away from a 24-24 half-time deadlock, Roy-Hart grabbed a 37-33 lead at the three-quarter mark.

Gananda Tournament

Midlakes 73, Kendall 40

Midlakes jumped out to a 37-19 half-time advantage and went on to defeat Kendall 73-40 in the opening round of the Gananda Tournament.

Nathan Warters scored 15, Colton Breslawski 11 and Jacob Ramsdell 7 for Kendall.

Newfane 55, Tonawanda 50

Improvng to 4-3, Newfane defeated visiting Tonawanda 55-50 this afternoon in a non league game.

Kyle DeVoogel scored 16, Max Weber 13 and Chad Gilson 8 to lead the way for the Panthers.