N-O vs. G-R Senior basketball doubleheader will return this Friday at Albion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 9 March 2022 at 10:11 am

When Covid 19 Pandemic restrictions began to be enacted two years ago this week the first local sporting event to be cancelled was the annual Niagara-Orleans League vs. Genesee Region League Exceptional Senior basketball doubleheader that was scheduled to be held at Albion.

Last year the event was again unable to be held because of a short basketball season that had a very compacted league and sectional schedule.

However, the event is now returning and Albion will host the 21st annual N-O vs. G-R senior twin bill this Friday evening. The girls game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to be followed by the boys contest at 7.

The lineup for the N-O girls team includes Abby Scanlan and Sydney Mulka from Albion, Ava Owens and Claire Halstead from Roy-Hart, Alyssa Thompson from Barker, Ella Hill and Giahna LaFromboise from Akron, Jensen McGhee, Ang DiTullio and Allison Clark from Newfane and Bella Lemke from Wilson.

The G-R girls roster lists Ella Lewis and Karlee Rounds from Lyndonville, Libby Snyder, Alezya Brown, Julia Szczepanski and Grace Levett from Kendall, Lindsay Weidman and Judah McDonald from Notre Dame, Dakota Brinkman and Laci Sewar from Elba, Kelsey Schlagenhauf from Oakfield-Alabama, Natalie Whitmore and Emma Kramer from Alexander, Chase Harding, Emily Gould and Emily Gersitz from Attica and Maddie Pimm from Byron-Bergen.

The N-O boys squad’s lineup includes Jahmeek Riley and Tyler Gibson from Albion, Joe Cecchini and Jarin Rhim from Medina, Aiden Petrie and Vinny Buscarino from Roy-Hart, Nathan Meza Ray and Steven Class from Barker, Brady Harrington and Connor Gunby from Newfane and Paul Smith and Mason Branca from Wilson.

The G-R boys roster lists Broek Ostrom from Holley, Noah Poler from Lyndonville, Nick Kramer from Alexander, Zach Marsceill and CJ Gotler from Elba, Cody Henry and Colin McCulley from Notre Dame, Gaige Armbrewster, Kam Cusmano and Kaden Cusmano from Oakfield-Alabama and Aaron Lund and Brendan Moore from Wheatland-Chili.

The N-O holds a 12-8 lead over the G-R in both the boys’ and girls’ competition over the first 20 meetings of the series.