Akron girls top Medina; Albion wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 January 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Molley Gross (23) tries to shoot as Maggie Kowalik (33) and Carly Staebel (40) try to block for Akron during the visiting Lady Tigers win over the Mustangs this evening.

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.