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Albion girls win thriller over Akron

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Sarah Metzler scored the game winning basket for host Albion this evening in the 47-46 victory over Akron.

A bucket in the final seconds earned Albion a narrow 47-46 victory over visiting Akron this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball game.

Sarah Metzler scored the go ahead basket for Albion with just six seconds remaining as the Purple Eagles improve to 6-2 in N-O action.

Justice Nauden scored a game high 16 points and Kelsee Soule netted 14 to lead the Albion attack. Chanyce Powell added 6, Metzler 5, Emily Blanchard 4 and Mandi Covis 2. Nauden also grabbed off 9 rebounds.

Tobi Abrams led Akron with 14 including four threes in the second half which got the Lady Tigers back in the game.

Albion grabbed leads of 8-6 after one period and 20-12 at the half but Akron used a 20-13 third period scoring edge, highlighted by three threes by Abrams, to slice the deficit to just one 33-32, at the three-quarter mark.

The contest the sea-sawed in the decisive final stanza which saw Albion get the last lead and the win on Metzler’s late bucket.

CSAT 47, Medina 31
Taylor Miller scored 16 for Medina in the 47-31 N-O loss at CSAT as Emily Kams and D’Andrea Salone both added 6 and Madeline Winters 3.

Wilson 55, Roy-Hart 22
Front-running defending champion Wilson rolled past host Roy-Hart 53-22 to stay unbeaten at 7-0 a top the N-O standings.

Emily Lasher had a game high 23 points, 8 rebounds 6 steals; Allie Bubar 14 points, 8 steals and 8 rebounds and Dana Smith 6 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists to set the pace for Wilson which led 23-10 at the half.

Kendra Hill led Roy-Hart with 10 points.

Newfane 56, Barker 38
Avenging a season opening loss, Newfane scored a 56-38 victory over host Barker to improve to 6-2 in N-O action.

Claire Puff led Newfane’s balanced attack with 11 as Brooke Horning, Marlo MacFarlane and Emily Knight each added 9 and Katie Kneeland, and Paige Emborsky 8. MacFarlane also grabbed off 15 rebounds and Puff added 6 assists and 5 steals.

Julia Atwater scored 13 and Olivia Denny 11 for Barker which slips to 4-3.

Newfane jumped out to s 23-10 first quarter lead as Horning and MacFarlane both scored 7 during that stretch.

The Lady Panthers maintained leads of 34-14 at the half and 43-30 at the three-quarter mark.

Notre Dame 64, Holley 31
Building up a 36-18 half-time advantage, Notre Dame went on to defeat host Holley 64-31 in a Genesee Region League game.

Nicole Blackburn had 18 points and 5 rebounds, Jade Underwood 6 rebounds and 4 points and Sam Barniak 8 assists and 5 points for Holley.

Pembroke 45, Kendall 37
Pembroke jumped out to a 24-15 half-time lead and went on to down visiting Kendall 45-37 in a G-R contest.

Tania Arellano had 12 points and 8 rebounds to lead Kendall.

Shelby Reis, Nicole Browe and Toni ReQua each added 6 points and Taylor Kingsbury 5 for the Lady Eagles.

Byron-Bergen 40, Lyndonville 19
Breaking away from a tight, 14-11 contest at the half, Byron-Bergen used a 26-8 second half scoring burst to defeat host Lyndonville 40-19 in a G-R game.

Autumn Nesbitt scored 10 points and Morgan Hungerford 4 for Lyndonville.