Albion girls post win over rival Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 16 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Leah Townsend (23) puts up a shot against Medina’s Molley Gross (23) during the Purple Eagles win over the host Mustangs this evening.

Beginning a busy regular season ending stretch of three games in four days, Albion bested host Medina 48-39 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball makeup contest.

Chanyce Powell scored a game high 15 points and Jessica Raglan netted 11 to lead the way for Albion. Mandi Covis and Leah Townsend both added 8 and Justice Nauden 6 for the Purple Eagles which improve to 8-4 in N-O action.

Molley Gross scored 14, Maddy Winters 11, Emily Kams 8 and Nicole Blount and Rowan Hamner 3 each for Medina which slips to 0-12.

Medina’s duo of Molley Gross (23) and Maddy Winters (00) block a shot attempt by Albion’s Leah Townsend (23).

Albion jumped out to a 14-10 first quarter lead as Raglan scored 7, including a three, and Covis had a three-point play to lead the Purple Eagles in the early going.

Winters had 6 and Gross 4 during that stretch to keep Medina close.

Albion though broke the game open in the second quarter outscoring Medina 19-9 to open up a 14 point, 33-19, halftime advantage. Powell scored 7, Townsend 6 and Raglan 4 to led the Purple Eagles balanced attack in the period.

Albion’s Jessica Raglan (20) put up a shot over Medina’s Molley Gross (23).

The Purple Eagles kept the momentum in the third period outscoring Medina 13-4 to stretch the advantage to 23, 46-23, at the three-quarter mark. Powell and Nauden both had a pair of baskets and Covis a three to spark that Purple Eagles spurt.

Medina did outscore Albion 14-0 over the first 6:30 of the final stanza but could get no closer than the final nine point margin. Gross and Kams both tallied 6 and Winters 4 for the Mustangs down the stretch.

Both teams are in action again Tuesday as Medina visits Akron and Albion hosts CSAT.

Medina’s Rowan Hamner (15) shot over Albion defenders Justice Nauden (24) and Olivia Prest (14).