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Burgard cagers race past Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 9 December 2016 at 9:51 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Jalin Cooper grabs a rebound over his teammate Tryellis Atkins and Cleveland Sweet of Burgard during the Mustangs home court loss to the Bulldogs this evening. 

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Medina’s Mason Lewis tries a reverse layup as Deamonte Riley defends for Burgard.

Taking charge with a huge second period scoring burst, Burgard went on to defeat host Medina 62-44 this evening in a non league boys basketball game.

Trailing 13-12, Burgard put together a 26-5 second period scoring explosion to open up a commanding 38-18 half-time advantage. Brandon Myers and Deamonte Riley both scored 8 and Markel Ford 6 to lead that surge as the Bulldogs dominated on the boards and capitalized on a rash of Mustang turnovers.

The Bullldogs maintained a 42-31 lead after three quarters.

Riley finished with a game high 20 points and Myers 17.

Jalin Cooper scored 14 and Izaiah Rhim 11 to lead Medina as Johnny Salone and Alex Allis both had 6, Mason Lewis 5 and Tyrellis Atkins 2.

The Mustangs used a 7-0 run on a dunk by Cooper, a layup by Salone and a 3 by Allis to grab the narrow 13-12 first quarter lead.

Now at 1-2, Medina next hosts CSAT in a non league game at 6:30 p.m. Monday.