Undefeated Elba girls down Lyndonville

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 February 2021 at 9:57 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Ella Lewis puts up a shot against Elba defender Leah Bezon during this evening’s game at Lyndonville as Alexis Hughes moves in to support.

Staying perfect at 9-0, Elba posted a 73-51 victory over host Lyndonville this evening in a Genesee Region League girls basketball game.

Taylor Augello scored 19, Maddie Muehlig and Brynn Walczak 15 each and Leah Bezon 13 to lead Elba’s balanced attack. Walczak reached the 1,000 point career scoring mark with a short jumper early in the first quarter.

Elba’s Brynn Walczak scores her 1,000th point in the first quarter as Ashlee Stephens defends for Lyndonville.

Ella Lewis shared game high honors for Lyndonville with 19 as Ashlee Stephens scored 13, Lorelei Dillenbeck 12, Karlee Rounds 5 and Gracie Johnson 2.

Back-to-back lay ups by Rounds and Lewis kept Lyndonville within six, 25-19, three minutes into the second quarter but the Lady Tigers could get no closer.

Elba answered with a big 17-5 scoring surge to pull away to an 18 point, 42-24, advantage at the half. Muehlig, Bezon and Walczak each scored four and Dakota Brinkman hit a three during that decisive uprising.

The Lady Lancers maintained an 18 point, 58-40, advantage at the three-quarter mark as Muehlig scored seven, including a three, and Kelsea Augello chipped in with a three to highlight that stretch.

Lewis had a big third quarter for the Lady Tigers with 12 points including a pair of threes.

Pembroke 53, Kendall 43

Emily Peters scored a game high 24 points, including six threes, to lead Pembroke to a 53-43 G-R win over Kendall.

Alezya Brown had 12 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals and Elizabeth Snyder 8 points, 15 rebounds, 7 blocks and 6 steals for Kendall which trailed by only five, 22-17, at the half.

Wheatland-Chili 47, Holley 24

Building up a 27-8 halftime advantage, Wheatland-Chili went on to defeat Holley 47-24 in another G-R contest.

Thalaih Sainpaulin scored a game high 21 points to pace W-C.

Halee Passarell led Holley with 17.

Lyndonville’s Kaylee Nesbitt puts up a shot as Dakota Brinkman tries to block.