Albion and Medina bow in sectional contests

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 February 2022 at 8:40 pm

Albion and Medina both suffered road losses this evening in Section VI boys basketball playoff action.

No. 12 seed Albion lost 51-26 at No. 5 Depew in a Class B1 contest.

Tyler Gibson scored 12 and Ozzie Matos 6 for the Purple Eagles which trailed 27-15 at the half and 41-21 after three quarters.

No. 9 seeded Medina dropped a 70-36 decision at No. 8 Southwestern in a Class B2 game.

Aidan Kennedy scored 25 and Matthew Pannes 21 to spark the Trojans which led 15-4 after one quarter, 38-13 at the half and 60-21 at the three-quarter mark.

David Berry and Anthony Bowman each scored 14 for the Mustangs as Jarin Rhim added 6 and Joe Cecchini 2.

Southwestern next visits top seeded Roy-Hart in the quarterfinals at noon on Saturday.

In another Class B2 game, No. 5 Alden defeated No. 12 Akron 59-49.

Class C

Wilson 63, Cassadaga Valley 32

No. 7 seed Wilson bested visiting No. 15 Cassadaga Valley 63-32 in a Class C contest.

Jake Austin scored 16, Matt Fox 13 and Justin Messing 10 for Wilson which next visits No. 2 Holland at 7 p.m.  Friday in the quarterfinals.

Up 29-16 at the half, Wilson put a lock on the win with a big 23-4 third period scoring surge.