By Mike Wertman
Medina Journal-Register — HOLLEY - Pulling away in the third quarter, Lyndonville went on to defeat Holley 40-25 Friday in a season opening Genesee Region League game.
Leading by a narrow 9-6 margin at the half, Lyndonville used a 14-10 third period scoring edge to key the win.
Sierra VanWycke scored 10 of her game high 16 points to lead the Lady Tigers decisive uprising.
“It was a good night and I’m very proud of their effort,” said Sherri (Stephens) Janas who was making her debut as the Lady Tigers coach. “They did exactly what they had to do and came back out strong in the third quarter. That was the key quarter for us.”
The Lady Tigers then put a lock on the victory by outscoring Holley 17-10 in the final period highlighted by two three’s by Jenna Castricone.
Castricone and Hailey Anderson both tallied eight points on the night for Lyndonville which also got two points each from Alex Harling, Alyssa Mahnke, Autumn Nesbitt and Krystal Furness.
“Everyone got into the scoring for us in the final quarter,” Janas said.
VanWycke also grabbed off 10 rebounds.
“We played very strong defense,” said Janas.
Lyndonville next hosts Barker on Thursday.
MIDDLEPORT - A big second half rally fell just short as the host Lady Rams dropped a 46-43 decision to Eden Saturday in the consolation game of the Roy-Hart Tip-Off Classic.
Olivia Kelkenberg scored 17 of her game high 21 points to spearhead the second half comeback bid for Roy-Hart which trailed by as many as 14 in the second quarter.
Kelkenberg scored 12 in the third period to help pull Roy-Hart within five, 33-28, at the three-quarter mark.
Two more baskets by Kelkenberg, followed by one by Becky Harnish, finally rallied the Lady Rams into the lead at 35-33 early in the fourth quarter. Another bucket by Harnish, who scored 14 on the night, kept Roy-Hart up 37-36 but Eden closed with 10-6 run to claim the win.
Hannah Zittel scored eight of her 15 points to spark Eden down the stretch. The Kady Raiders also got a ket late three by Emily Carias who scored 13 in the game.
Eden led 4-2 after the first quarter and then used a big 16-2 run in the second period to open up a 20-6 advantage. The Lady Raiders held a 20-12 lead at the half.
On Friday, Kelkenberg had a game high 24 points and 12 rebounds and Harnish 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Roy-Hart in the Lady Rams opening round 61-50 loss to Tonawnada.
Joanna McCarthy scored 20 for Tonawanda which led 27-23 at the half and 45-34 at the three-quarter mark.
Kelkenberg scored 10 in the final period to pull Roy-Hart within five. Harnish netted seven in the first period and six in the third.
In the championship game Starpoint defeated Tonawanda 60-34.