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Barker girls down Medina; Wilson tops Albion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 16 January 2018 at 9:35 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Barker’s Gabby Baker goes in for a layup as Medina defender Hannah Sones tries for the block. The action took place during the Lady Raiders win over the host Mustangs this evening.

Gaining league victory No. 1 on the season, Barker downed an undermanned Medina team 36-33 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans girls basketball game at Medina.

Serena Harris scored 9, Gabby Baker 8 and Haley Brown 7 to lead Barker’s balanced offense as Kylie Annable, Sarah Mason and Rachel Parfinski each chipped in with 4. Brown and Mason also each grabbed off 7 rebounds.

Maddie Williams scored a game high 17 points for Medina which played without three starters due to a combination of suspensions and a medical situation. Maleyah Brewer added 5, Divere Brown 4, Shamaria Howard, Sarah Cochrane and Hannah Sones 2 and Brianna MacFarland 1.

Trailing 8-6 early in the second period, Barker took the lead for good by closing the period with a 14-2 run including a three and a two by Baker, a pair of buckets by Mason, a three by Harris and a jumper by Annable to grab a 18-10 advantage at the half.

A layup by Brown put Barker up by 10, 20-10, at the outset of the third period but Medina came battling back.

Shamaria Howard grabs a rebound for Medina against Barker’s Haley Brown.

The Mustangs put together a 14-5 run including two threes and a layup by Williams, two baskets by Brown and a layup by Cochrane to cut the deficit to one, 25-24, but could not pull even.

The Lady Raiders answered with a rebound basket by Annable and a layup by Baker to take a 29-24 lead at the three-quarter mark.

Medina did pull back to within two at 32-30 midway through the final period as back-to-back jumpers by Williams highlighted the 6-0 run but the Mustangs would get no closer.

Barker, which is now 1-3 in N-O action, put a lock on the win on a rebound bucket by Brown followed by free throws by Harris and Baker.

Medina which slips to 0-4 in N-O games, made good on only two of 12 free throw attempts down the stretch.

Wilson 41, Albion 30
Emily Kelly scored a game high 22 points and Sarah Lewis added 8 to lead Wilson to a 41-30 victory at Albion.

Caitlynn Snook scored 7, Brylie Hapeman 5, Elisabeth Baker and Lexi Wolck 4, Natalie DiCureia and Janae Doty 3, Cassidy Wolcott 2 and Natalie Lathrop and Tess Pettit 1 for Albion which trailed by margins of 9-5 after one period, 23-12 at the half and 29-23 at the three-quarter mark.

Both teams are now 3-2 in N-O action.

Newfane 51, Akron 25
Newfane took over sole possession of first place by defeating Akron 51-25 in a key N-O clash of unbeatens.

Paige Emborsky scored 22 and Alexa Littman 21 to spark Newfane which improves to 6-0.  Littman also grabbed off 16 rebounds.

Up by a narrow 20-16 margin at the half, Newfane pulled away in the second half as Littman scored 15 and Emborsky 10 during that stretch.

The loss drops Akron to 3-1.

Starpoint 60, Roy-Hart 50
Meghan Washington scored 10, Maddy Glena 9 and Ellie Todd and Delaney Draper 7 for Roy-Hart in the 60-50 non league loss to Starpoint.

Byron-Bergen 53, Lyndonville 31
Anna Lewis scored 11, Alecia Hinkson 10 and Ella Lewis 6 for Lyndonville in the 53-31 Genesee Region League loss to Byron-Bergen.

Dana VanValkenburg scored 23 to spark Byron-Bergen which led 28-18 at the half.

In another G-R contest, Pembroke defeated Kendall 47-24.