FARMINGDALE — Lisbon had the Hall-Dale boys basketball team right where it wanted them Friday night, locked into a low-scoring battle early in the second quarter.

But once the Bulldogs started raining 3-pointers, the game plan fell apart and so eventually did the Greyhounds in the face of a quick tempo and some excellent shooting from the Bulldogs.

Led by sophomore Jett Boyer, Hall-Dale made 12 3-pointers and pulled away from Lisbon in the second and third quarters en route to an 82-55 Mountain Valley Conference win at Penney Memorial Gymnasium.

Hall-Dale is 10-5 in Class C South while hanging on to one of the final two tournament berths. Lisbon falls to 6-8 in Class B South and remains firmly in the tournament picture.

Boyer finished with 19 points, including five 3-pointers. But he was just one of several Bulldogs who couldn’t seem to miss Friday night. The team shot 31 of 65 overall and 12 of 23 from behind the arc.

“We definitely like to shoot it,” senior Josh Berberich said. “There’s something about this gym and the crowd. We shoot it pretty well at home.”

The Greyhounds led 19-14 early in the second quarter but the Bulldogs were just getting warmed up. Boyer and senior Quinn Stebbins hit back-to-back 3s and Hall-Dale was off to the races. Freshman Ashtyn Abbott started a 9-0 run that began with his putback and ended with his 3-pointer. In between Stebbins hit a baseline jumper and Alec Byron, another freshman, stole the ball and laid it in.

“Really it’s about riding the wave of having a young team,” Hall-Dale coach Chris Ranslow said. “They play with a lot of energy.”

Byron finished with 14 points while sophomore Tyler Nadeau added 12 and Stebbins, a senior, scored 11. It was the third time this season Hall-Dale has topped 80 points.

“They made shots,” Lisbon coach Jack Gentile said. “They made a lot of shots. We got into an up and down game with them and that was something we didn’t want to happen.”

The Bulldogs led 36-24 at the half, closing the second quarter with a 7-0 run punctuated by a 3-pointer from the left side by Boyer.

“We feed off the momentum off each other,” Boyer said. “We just hit it off. We’re a second half team.”

The Greyhounds stayed within striking distance in the third quarter as senior Noah Carter (17 points) hit a couple of slick driving layups, The Bulldogs responded with a nice lift from Nadeau, who sandwiched two 3s around a steal and layups to make it 54-34. The Greyhounds never fully recovered. Hall-Dale quashed any comeback hopes with an 11-point run to open the fourth quarter, started by Byron’s foul-line jumper and concluded with his three-point play.


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