Photos courtesy Lindsey Meys Photography
Jordyn Dyring scored all 15 of her points in the first half, including hitting four, 3-pointers, as host Hornell, the No. 1 ranked Class B team in NYS, downed a feisty Livonia squad 60-43 in LCAA D-I action Thursday night.
With Hornell trailing 8-4, the sophomore Dyring sparked an 18-0 Hornell run with three, 3-pointers, to push the Lady Raiders in front for good.
Also for Hornell, Lillian Hoyt added 13 points while Raegan Evingham netted 12 points. Both hit a trio of three-pointers.
Payton Bentley netted eight points with Selena Maldonado and Mia Nasca scoring six and five points respectively.
Brazil foreign exchange student Larissa Bezerra added a point for the Lady Raiders.
HHS head coach Jim Dagon was happy with what he witnessed Thursday.
“The effort and selfless decision-making tonight was much improved as compared to recent games,” coach Dagon said. “We moved the ball very well and found great looks consistently. Unfortunately, we had an off night shooting the ball, which will happen from time to time, but I’m very happy with the looks we produced. The defense was where we really shined tonight. We tell the girls often that winning isn’t always about scoring more points than the opponent, sometimes it’s about not allowing the opponent to score as much as you do, and tonight I thought was a perfect example of that. The girls did the dirty work necessary to get a win against a good Livonia team.”
Livonia came into the game fresh off their double-OT victory over York Wednesday night.
They were led by senior captain Mary Kwak and junior Kierstin Einhiple who both scored 13 points for the Lady Bulldogs.
Hornell improved to 12-1 on the season and will play at Dansville Jan. 30 in what should be a LCAA D-I barn-burner.