Tigers use late surge to down Rams
Putting together a strong stretch run, Lyndonville downed visiting Roy-Hart 60-48 this evening in the Tigers non league season opener.
Leading by a narrow 39-37 margin at the three-quarter mark, Lyndonville put together a 21-11 scoring surge down the stretch to claim the win.
The Tigers opened the decisive final period with a 13-2 run to finally break the tight contest open. Back-to-back threes by Zach Johnson and Corey Hydock capped off that key run which also included layup and a rebound bucket by Eric Neace and a layup off a turnover by Eddie Schildt as the Tigers opened up a 52-40 lead.
Two more back-to-back threes, by Schildt and Jacob Hoffee, which kept Lyndonville up 58-44 with under two minutes to play, then put a lock on the victory
Schildt finished with a game high 21 points as Johnson added 11, Hydock 9, Neace 7, Hoffee 6, Matt Hess 4 and Nathan Poler 2.
Jacob Bruning led Roy-Hart with 19 as Brendon Hess added 8, Charlie Brigham 7, Tim Moriarity 6, Cam Meadows and Eric Fitch 3 and DJ Davis 2.
Lyndonville jumped out to a 13-7 first quarter lead as Hydock and Hoffee both hit threes and Schildt had a three-point play.
Seven more points by Schildt, along with a three by Johnson, helped keep Lyndonvlle up by six, 25-19, late in the second quarter but Roy-Hart rallied into a 25-25 tie at the break on late threes by Brigham and Bruning.
There were four more ties and three lead changes in the sea-saw third period which finished with Lyndonville up by a slender 39-37 margin after a late jumper by Hess. Bruning scored 9 in the period to keep the Rams right in it.
The Tigers though finally pulled away in the finals stanza with the 21-111 scoring edge.