OAKFIELD — Coming off of a tough loss to Elba in the title game of the small school bracket of the Lions Club Tournament, the Oakfield-Alabama boys hoops team looked to bounce back Friday night at home against visiting Kendall.
The Hornets rebounded, but it certainly wasn’t easy.
Joey Burdick scored 28 points to go with five steals and O-A overcame a big night from Kendall’s Nathan Warters to edge Kendall 85-81 in overtime.
After trailing 20-12 after the first quarter, the Eagles came back with a 29-15 frame to grab a 41-35 lead heading into halftime. The Hornets then countered with a 16-7 advantage in the third to regain the lead before Kendall forced overtime.
“I was very proud of the effort of the boys tonight,” O-A head coach Ryan Stehlar said. “We had guys step up in big moments and make huge plays. Kendall is competitive and a tough team to play as Coach Zimmer always has them well prepared.”
Warters led all scorers on the night with 30 points to go with four rebounds for the Eagles.
Aiden Johnston also had a nice night for O-A (4-5) with 19 points, seven boards and five assists, Nick Wissinger had a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds to go with seven steals and Travis Wiedrich chipped in with 12 points, seven assists and four steals in the win.
For Kendall (3-6), Derek Edick had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds to go with seven assists and five steals, John Rath had 13 points and four rebounds and Hunter Menze netted 12 points to go with six rebounds.
Dale Steffen added five points, six rebounds and five blocks and Mason Kuhn dished out eight assists in the losing effort.
NOTRE DAME 65, ATTICA 57
Reeling after a couple of losses at the Batavia Lions Club Tournament, the Fighting Irish started hot on Friday and pulled away in the second half to stop the Blue Devils.
Gabe Macdonald led Notre Dame with a triple double of 19 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists to go with three steals and all five starters scored in double figures, while the Fighting Irish jumped out to a 19-2 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter and would never trail.
Behind the hot shooting of Marco Magarelli — who hit four 3-pointers and led the team with 12 points — Attica (7-3) ended the first quarter on a 10-0 run and would twice close the gap to three in the second quarter.
After a Frankie Bisceglie bucket down low closed the Notre Dame lead to 26-23, two straight buckets from Andrew Moore and a triple from Spencer Misiti had the Fighting Irish lead back out to eight at 33-25.
A Zach Cocking three would send the Irish into the break up 36-29.
“I was pretty disappointed with the way we started the game obviously, it’s on us,” Attica head coach Rob Crowley said. “But credit to Notre Dame, they played hard and made a lot of shots tonight.”
Moore put together his best game of the season before fouling out with 12 points and six rebounds, while Cocking, Misiti and Keith Szczepanski all finished with 10 points apiece; Cocking had seven rebounds and Misiti added nine assists.
A Bisceglie bucket had Attica within five 20 seconds into the second half but the Fighting Irish went on a 12-2 run over the next six minutes, capped with a pair of hoops from Macdonald and a Colin McCulley layup, to go up a commanding 48-33 late in the third.
Notre Dame would led by 17 after three and again two minutes into the fourth quarter and the closest Attica could get before there was less than a minute to play was nine.
Dawson Nelson had 10 points and seven rebounds for Attica, Devon Henderson had nine points and four boards and Trevor Goll scored all eight of his points in the fourth quarter as the Blue Devils desperately tried to close the gap.
Notre Dame improved to 4-5.
ELBA 68, HOLLEY 40
Colton Dillon had a monster night and after falling behind early the Lancers proceeded to roll over the Hawks.
Holley led 22-14 after the first quarter but Elba went on to outscore the Hawks 47-11 over the second and third quarters to take command.
Dillon finished the night with 36 points, including six 3-pointers, while Jon Boyce added 23 as Elba moved to 7-2.
Kohl Morgan had nine points and Cody Tanis netted eight in the loss for Holley (2-7).
LYNDONVILLE 52, PEMBROKE 48
Nathan Hydock finished with a game-high 19 points and Zach Johnson added 16 as the Tigers rallied from a 13-point first half deficit to remain unbeaten.
Lyndonville (9-0) used a 9-4 run to start the fourth quarter to take the lead and a Nathan Dillenbeck jumped with just over a minute remaining would give the Tigers the lead for good.
Dillenbeck added eight points in the win for the Tigers, which fell behind 16-4 early and trailed by seven at the end of one.
BATAVIA 73, GREECE ARCADIA 35
Mason McFollins had himself a night.
McFollins scored 19 points in the first quarter and finished the night with a game-high 29 points in just three quarters played to lead the Blue Devils to the easy win. McFollins hit six 3-pointers on the night and also finished with six assists.
Batavia led 29-16 after the first quarter then held Arcadia scoreless in the second quarter to extend the lead to 38-16 at the break.
Andrew Francis added 11 points and six rebounds for Batavia (3-4), Joe Martinucci had nine points and four boards, Caeden White chipped in with eight points and five rebounds and Zach Gilebarto handed out seven assists in the win.
PERRY 53, HORNELL 44
Carson DeVinney had eight points, a game-high 18 rebounds and four assists and Cam Campbell led the way with 15 points — including five key free throws down the stretch — as the Yellowjackets took down the previously once-beaten Red Raiders.
“Carson was huge for us tonight,” Perry head coach Brian Ellsworth said. “The kid does all the things that make you win and, wow, the rebounds tonight. Overall a great team win and Cam was money down the stretch at the free throw line.”
Michael Hockey added 14 points and Mitchel Hockey hit four 3-pointers and finished with 13 points as Perry moved to .500 at 4-4.
Hornell dropped to 7-2.
BATH 60, PAVILION 58 (OT)
Alec Sestak was fouled on a 3-pointer and hit all three free throws to force overtime and a transition bucket from Austin Palmer with two seconds remaining gave the Rams the win in the back and forth OT.
Sestak hit five triples and finished with 22 points, while Jordan Deats had 13 points and Sam Arnts finished with 10 in the win.
Cameron Milligan put together his best game of the season with 23 points and 15 rebounds, while Ryley Elliott had a double-double with 19 points and 13 boards and Luke Milligan chipped in with nine rebounds and eight assists for Pavilion (5-6).
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