Albion cagers to face key road tests

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 January 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Brady Meakin and his Purple Eagle teammates face key Niagara-Orleans League road tests this coming week at Wilson and Roy-Hart.

Battling to stay in the Niagara-Orleans League title chase, the Albion boys basketball squad faces a pair of key tests on the road this coming week.

Currently at 4-2 and two games off the pace, Albion will visits Wilson (3-4) on Tuesday and runner-up Roy-Hart (6-1) on Friday.

The Purple Eagle nipped the Lakemen 61-58 earlier in the season but lost an equally close 55-53 decision to the Rams.

Roy-Hart also faces a key road test on Tuesday at CSAT (2-4) which lost a close 69-60 decision at front-running Medina on Friday night.

Medina, which is currently in first place at 6-0, likewise faces a key road test at Newfane (3-4) on Tuesday. The Mustangs downed the Panthers 65-57 in their earlier meeting.

Lyndonville, which at 6-2 is in the thick of the chase for the Genesee Region League Division 2 title, also faces a pair of key road tests at Oakfield-Alabama on Monday and at Byron-Bergen on Wednesday.

In N-O swim action, the undefeated (7-0) Roy-Hart boys squad will be looking to lock up outright possession of a 10th straight title when the Channel Cats hosts Medina on Wednesday.

In wrestling action, Lyndonville will host Holley in a G-R match and Medina will entertain Barker/Roy-Hart in an N-O contest on Wednesday. Medina will also host the second annual Gary Gross Memorial Tournament on Saturday.

The week’s schedule

Boys Basketball – Holley at Attica, Lyndonville at Oakfield-Alabama, 7 p.m.

Boys Basketball – Albion at Wilson, Roy-Hart at CSAT, 6 p.m.; Medina at Newfane, Akron at Barker, 6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball – CSAT at Roy-Hart, 6 p.m.; Newfane at Medina, Barker at Akron, 6:30 p.m.; Wilson at Albion, Kendall at Pembroke, Byron-Bergen at Lyndonville, Notre Dame at Holley, 7 p.m.
Swimming – Akron at Barker, 4:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball – Holley at Notre Dame, Pembroke at Kendall, Lyndonville at Byron-Bergen, 7 p.m.
Swimming – Medina at Roy-Hart, Barker at Newfane, Albion at Akron, 4:30 p.m.
Wrestling – Barker/Roy-Hart at Medina, Wilson at Albion, Newfane at Akron, Holley at Lyndonville, Kendall at Alexander, 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball – Medina at Barker, 6:30 p.m.; Oakkfield-Alabama at Lyndonville, Attica at Kendall, Holley at Lima Christian, 7 p.m.
Wrestling – Lyndonville at Eastridge, 6 p.m.

Boys Basketball – Albion at Roy-Hart, Wilson at CSAT, 6 p.m.; Barker at Medina, Akron at Newfane, 6:30 p.m.; Kendall at Attica, 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball – CSAT at Wilson, 6 p.m.; Newfane at Akron, 6:30 p.m.; Roy-Hart at Albion, 7 p.m.
Swimming – Albion at Medina, Roy-Hart at Barker, Newfane at Akron, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball – Lyndonville at Wheatland-Chili, 7 p.m.
Wrestling – Medina’s Gary Gross Memorial Tournament, 9 a.m.

N-O Standings

Boys Basketball – Medina 6-0, Roy-Hart 6-1, Albion 4-2, Newfane 3-4, Wilson 3-4, CSAT 2-4, Barker 2-5, Akron 0-6.
Girls Basketball – Wilson 7-0, Newfane 6-1, Albion 4-3, CSAT 4-3, Barker 3-4, Medina 3-4, Roy-Hart 1-6, Akron 0-7
Boys Swimming – Roy-Hart 7-0, Allbion 4-3, Medina 4-3, Newfane 3-4, Barker 2-4, Akron 0-6.
Girls Swimming – Newfane 7-0, Akron 5-1, Barker 4-2, Roy-Hart 3-4, Medina 1-6, Albion 0-7.
Wrestling – Newfane 4-0, Barker/Roy-Hart 3-1, Akron 2-2, Albion 2-2, Medina 1-3, Wilson 0-4.