Akron girls top Medina; Albion wins
One big quarter wasn’t enough as Medina drooped a 41-30 decision to visiting Akron this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball game.
In other N-O action, Albion improved to 4-2 by defeating host CSAT (2-3) 55-43, undefeated (5-0) Wilson downed visiting Roy-Hart (1-5) 53-30 and unbeaten (6-0) Newfane topped Barker (1-4) 45-26.
Trailing 11-1 after one period and 18-5 at the half, Medina put together a big 18-7 third period scoring surge to slice the deficit to just two, 25-23, at the three-quarter mark.
Rowan Hamner scored 9 of her 10 points to lead that Mustangs uprising as Molley Gross added 4, Emily Kams 3 and Maddy Winters 2. Gross finished with a total of 8 and Kams 6.
Medina did grab a brief 21-20 lead late in the quarter on a layup by Winters but Akron countered with two free throws by Maggie Kowalik and a three by Neely Abrams to regain the lead for good at 25-21.
Turning back that challenge, Akron then used a 16-7 fourth period scoring edge to claim the win and improve to 3-2. Cailin Regan, Kowalik and Abrams each scored 4 to lead that Lady Tigers uprising.
Kowalik finished with a total of 10, Abrams 9, Ashley Mietz 7 and Regan and Becky Lobur 6 each.
The loss drops Medina to 0-6 in N-O action.
Albion 55, CSAT 43
Chanyce Powell and Justice Nauden combined for 44 points to lead Albion past CSAT 55-43.
Trailing 14-7 after one period and 21-20 at the half, Albion used a 20-10 third period scoring surge to rally into the lead for good. Nauden scored 11 in that decisive stanza which finished with the Purple Eagles up 40-31.
Powell, who also had 10 rebounds, then netted 9 in the final stanza to lead a 15-12 scoring edge which put a lock on the Purple Eagles win.
Wilson 53, Roy-Hart 30
Rachel Senek scored 16 and Megan DiLaura and Serena Jaeger-Delgado both added 8 to lead the offense for Wilson. Senek also had 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals.
Taylor Fry scored 11 for Roy-Hart as Emma Lindke and Kendra Hill both added 7.
Newfane 45, Barker 26
Bailey Koithan scored 9 and Olivia Littman 8 to lead a balanced attack for Newfane in the win over Barker.
Melissa Grosshans scored 9 for Barker.