Fast start sparks Mustangs past Rams

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 5 February 2019 at 9:12 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Vincent Montague goes in for a layup against Roy-Hart defenders Quinten Koch and Lance Krieger during the Mustangs win over the host Rams this evening.

For the second night in a row a big first quarter scoring burst provided the spark as Medina rolled to a 57-37 win over host Roy-Hart this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League boys basketball game.

The Mustangs, which used a 19-4 first period burst to key a 56-36 win over Newfane on Monday, this time raced out to a 23-8 opening period advantage over the Rams to key the victory and improve to 9-0 in the league and 14-2 overall.

Roy-Hart’s Peyton Rhinehart grabs a rebound from Medina’s Joe Cecchini.

Tyler Chinn scored 8, Izaiah Rhim 6 and Vincent Montague 5 to spark Medina in the opening period.

The Mustangs maintained a 15 point, 32-17 lead at the half and upped the advantage to 20, 46-26, at the three-quarter mark.  Nate Sherman scored 6 in the third to lead the Mustangs.

The Rams could get no closer than 13 in the final stanza.

Montague finished with 13, Sherman 12, Chinn 10, Izaiah Rhim 9, Brian Fry 8, Joe Cecchini and William Braswell 2 ad Jarin Rhim 1.

Gavyn Boyle led Roy-Hart with 9 as Peyton Rhinehart 8, Mark Sanders 7, Charlie Brigham, Lance Krieger and Quinten Koch 4 and Ben White 1.

Wilson 57, Albion 51
Wilson stayed within a game of the N-O lead by trimming host Albion 57-51 as the Lakemen improve to 8-1.

Steve Frerichs scored 21, Ian Evans 12 and John Littiere 10 for Wilson which broke away from a 28-28 half-time deadlock to take the lead for good with a 15-6 third period surge to open up a 43-34 advantage at the three-quarter mark.

Deyonci Farley scored 19, Xavier Cornick 12 and Bryce Pritchard 9 for Albion which is now 4-4 in N-O action.

In the other N-O game, Newfane (6-3) defeated Akron (2-6) 72-52.

Medina’s William Braswell puts up a shot as Lance Krieger and Ben White defend for Roy-Hart. At right is Medina’s Jarin Rhim.