Albion girls down visiting Depew in B1 playoff opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Mandi Covis (1) puts up a shot past Tess Borgosz (22) of Depew during the host Purple Eagles sectional playoff opening victory this evening.

Steadily pulling away over the first three quarters, No. 6 seed Albion defeated No. 11 Depew 52-38 this evening in the opening round of the Section VI Class B1 girls basketball playoffs.

Chanyce Powell poured in a game high 23 points to lead the offense for Albion. Justice Nauden and Mandi Covis each added 8, Sarah Metzler 6, Savannah Allen 4, Jessica Raglan 2 and Olivia Prest 1 for the Purple Eagles.

Tess Borgosz led Depew with 22.

Albion’s Justice Nauden (24) puts up a shot.

Up 9-5 after one quarter, Albion extended its lead to 25-17 at the half as Powell and Covis both scored 5 and Metzler 4 in the second quarter.

The Purple Eagles upped the advantage to 16, 43-27, at the three-quarter mark as Powell and Nauden both netted 6 in the third period.

Powell added 9 down the stretch, including a three-point play and a layup off a steal, to help the Purple Eagles lock up the win as Depew could get no closer than 10.

Albion next visits No. 3 Burgard in the quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Albion’s Jessica Raglan (20) tries to drive by Depew defenders Mikayla Hyman (10) and Ashley Dotterweich (30).

Buffalo Arts 58, Medina 23

Up 26-15 at the half, No. 5 Buffalo Arts used a big 17-5 third period scoring burst to key a 58-23 win over No. 13 Medina in the opening round of the Section VI Class B1 playoffs at City Honors.

Emily Kams scored 7 and Maddy Winters 5 to lead Medina.

Alex Campbell took game high honors for Arts with 33 including 7 threes in the second half.

CSAT 52, Roy-Hart 43

No. 5 CSAT bested Niagara-Orleans League foe visiting No. 12 Roy-Hart 52-43 in a Class B2 opening round contest.

Taylor Fry scored 12, Emma Lindke 10, Ava Bligh 7, Rielly Albee 4 and Kendra Hlil and Rachel Rausch 2 each for Roy-Hart.