Albion girls surge past Alden after slow start

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 February 2021 at 1:28 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Sydney Mulka led Albion in scoring during the Purple Eagles win over visiting Alden this morning.

Coming on strong after an ice cold start, Albion downed visiting Alden 41-27 this morning in a non league girls basketball game.

Sydney Mulka scored 8 and Madison Hughson 7 to lead Albion’s balanced attack as Ryan Olles, Aly Knaak, Abby Scanlan and Honesty Little each added 6 and Olivia Krenning 2.

Caroline Wrest led Alden with 11.

Blanked in the opening quarter, Albion went nearly nine minutes before Mulka clicked on a jumper to put the Purple Eagles on the scoreboard.

Two baskets by Knaak and one by Scanlan then helped keep the Purple Eagles within one at 10-9 at the end of the low scoring half.

Albion finally got rolling in the third quarter outscoring Alden 16-9 to rally into the lead for good by a 25-19 margin at he three-quarter mark.

Mulka, Little and Olles each had a pair of baskets during that key stretch.

The Purple Eagles then put a lock on the win by putting together a 12-0 scoring burst over the first four minutes of the final period to open up a commanding 18 point, 37-19, advantage.

Back-to-back layups off steals by Scanlan highlighted that surge which also included layups by Olles, Little and Hughson and a jumper by Mulka.

Now at 1-2 overall, Albion next hosts Medina on Friday in a Niagara-Orleans League contest.