CSAT cagers edge past Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 January 2019 at 8:30 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Izaiah Rhim goes up for a rebound against CSAT’s Quincy Drake during the Mustangs loss to the visiting Eagles this evening.

A key scoring burst midway through the final period sparked CSAT to  a 50-46 victory over host Medina this evening in a non league basketball game.

Trailing 35-34, CSAT put together a 12-2 scoring surge to rally into the lead for good at 46-37  with less than two minutes to go.

Back-to-back threes by Jamyier Patton and two layups by Quincy Drake sparked that key uprising by the Eagles.

Medina did rally back to within two twice in the final minute and a half, first at 46-44 on a jumper by Nate Sherman, and again at 48-46 on a pair of free throws by Tyler Chinn but the Mustangs could not pull even.

Medina’s Nate Sherman looks to put up a shot as CSAT’s Xavier Alverez tries to block.

Two free throws by Daughlyon Willoughby with 12 seconds to go finally put a lock on the win for the Eagles.

Patton finished with a game high 25 points for CSAT including six threes.

Sherman scored 14, Izaiah Rhim 12, Chinn 10, Vincent Montague 7 and Brian Fry 3 for Medina.

CSAT grabbed a 10-7 lead at the end of the first period and maintained a narrow 17-15 advantage at the half on a late jumper by Patton.

Medina did build up a brief 15-12 lead late in the period after an 8-2 run on two layups by Sherman and one each by Montague and Rhim.

The Mustangs regained a seven point, 24-17, lead after opening the third period with a 9-0 run as Chinn netted 5 points and Sherman 4 during that stretch.

CSAT answered with an 11-0 run to regain a 28-27 lead as Patton hit two threes.

Medina though regained narrow 29-28 lead at the three-quarter mark on a layup by Rhim.

A jumper by Rhim kept the Mustangs up 35-34 with 4:45 to go in the final period but the Eagles answered with the decisive 12-2 run to regain the lead for good by a 46-37 margin with just under two minutes to go.

Now at 11-2, Medina next hosts Barker at 6:30 p.m. Friday in a Niagara-Orleans League contest.

Girls Basketball

CSAT 37, Medina 32

Building up a 18-13 half-time advantage, CSAT went on to defeat visiting Medina 37-32 in a non league game.

Camri King scored 16 to lead Medina as Maddie Williams and Tyesha Robinson both added 6 and Jarielys Flores-Medina 4.