Bulldogs down Purple Eagles

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 5 December 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Des Blackmon (21) goes up for a layup against Burgard’s Jaelyn Hall (15) during the host Purple Eagles loss to the Bulldogs this evening.

Pulling away in the third quarter, Burgard went on to defeat host Albion 54-42 this evening in a non league basketball game.

Leading by a narrow 18-16 margin at the half, Burgard used a 14-5 third period surge to open up a 32-21 advantage at the three-quarter mark. Jaelyn Hall scored 6 to lead that surge.

The Bulldogs then outscored the Purple Eagles 22-21 in the final stanza to lock up the victory. Zion Hall scored 7 and Isaiah Johnson 6 to lead that surge.

Zion Hall and Johnson both finished with a total of 16 points.

Austin Loyd led Albion with 18 points, including five threes, as Alex Bison added 7, Des Blackmon and Manny Thompson 5 each and Kory Reynolds 4.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Evan Pappalardo (32) battles for a rebound with Burgard’s Marquez Brinson (23).

Loyd had a three and three free throws, Blackmon a bucket and a three and Bison a three for Albion in the final stanza.

The contest was the season opener for Albion while Burgard improves to 2-0.

Girls Basketball

Roy-Hart Tournament
Falling behind 11-0 after one quarter, the host Lady Rams dropped a 41-29 decision to Tonawanda this evening in the semifinals of the Roy-Hart Tournament.

Kendall Hill scored 14 for Roy-Hart which will now face Bennett, which downed Bennett in the other semi, in the consolation game at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Tonawanda will face Nichols in the title contest at 7 p.m.