BERGEN — For the last two years, both Attica and Byron-Bergen have been in periods of transition after losing quality players following the 2016-17 season. Tuesday night the two teams faced off in GR action and the Blue Devils showed that they might be a little bit ahead of where the Bees are at this point.
Dawson Nelson had a monster night with 19 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and two blocks and Attica was able to get by B-B 66-58.
“I was really happy that we stayed together tonight,” Attica head coach Rob Crowley said. “Bergen played a good game, Stucchio was on fire from outside and we weathered the storm to come away with a hard fought game on the road.”
Frankie Bisceglie also had an outstanding night as he finished with 17 points, six assists and six rebounds, while Marco Magarelli chipped in with 11 points as Attica moved to 2-0 on the young season.
“Nelson played great in the second half, and showed some good leadership for us,” Crowley said. “Bisceglie came threw for us from the free throw line as well.”
Lucas Stucchio led the way for the Bees with 14 points, while Bryce Yockel and Tony DiQuattro each added 11 in the losing effort.
ELBA 51, WHEATLAND-CHILI 47
Jon Boyce finished with a game-high 23 points to go with 13 rebounds and the Lancers needed nearly all of them as they held off the upset bid from the Wildcats.
Collin O’Halloran, Evan Hare and Zach Marsceill all added eight points as Elba stayed unbeaten at 3-0.
Wheatland-Chili had a balanced effort offensively as Aaron Lund led the way with 12 points, while Elijah Gissendanner finished with 10, Jordan Richards added nine and Brendan Moore chipped in with seven.
LYNDONVILLE 72, NOTRE DAME 58
The Tigers got big nights again from Nathan Dillenbeck, Nathan Hydock and Zach Johnson as they made easy work of the Fighting Irish.
Dillenbeck had a game-high 24 points, Hydock added 19 and Johnson finished with 17 for Lyndonville, which used an 18-8 second quarter to jump out to a 33-19 lead at halftime.
The Tigers would stretch that lead to as many as 23 in the third quarter and the Fighting Irish were able to get no closer than 11 the rest of the way.
Gabe Macdonald led Notre dame with 20 points, while Zack Cocking hit six threes to finish with 18 points in the loss for Notre Dame (1-2).
Lyndonville is now 2-0, 4-0.
OAKFIELD-ALABAMA 55, HOLLEY 39
Joey Burdick finished with 23 points and five steals and the Hornets opened up a 15-2 lead after the first quarter as the moved to 2-2.
Nick Wissinger added five points, eight rebounds, five steals and four assists for O-A in the win.
Carson Major had 12 points in the loss for Holley (1-2).
KENDALL 59, BARKER 31
Nathan Warters and John Rath each scored 15 points to lead four Eagles in double figures as they picked up their first win of the season.
Warters added seven rebounds, while Rath had eight steals, four rebounds and three assists.
Derek Edick chipped in with 11 points, while Mason Kuhn finished with 10 points and six rebounds as Kendall improved to 1-3.
Barker actually trimmed the Kendall lead to 34-29 but the Eagles ended the third quarter on a 6-0 run and outscored the Raiders 19-2 in the fourth quarter to pull away.
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