Fast start sparks Mustangs past Rams

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 January 2019 at 8:55 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Izaiah Rhim puts up a shot against Roy-Hart defender Charlie Bruning during the Mustangs win over the visiting Rams this evening.

Jumping out to a 15 point first quarter lead, Medina went on to defeat visiting Roy-Hart 57-36 this evening as the Mustangs improve to 4-0 in Niagara-Orleans League competition (9-1) overall.

Nate Sherman scored 13 and Vincent Montague and Izaiah Rhim 12 each to lead the way for Medina as Brian Fry added 7, Joe Cecchini and Jarin Rhim 4, Tyler Chinn 3 and William Braswell 2.

Charlie Brigham, Charlie Bruning and Gavyn Boyle each scored 8 for Roy-Hart as Peyton Rhinehart added 4, Hunter Pratt and Mark Sanders 3 and Lance Krieger 2.

Roy-Hart’s Lance Krieger tries a layup as Brian Fry comes in to defend for Medina.

Izaiah Rhim had a three, a jumper and a rebound bucket, Sherman a layup and a three-point play and Montague a layup and a three at the buzzer to help vault Medina out to a 20-5 first period lead.

Roy-Hart did cut the deficit to seven, 20-13, by opening the second period with an 8-0 run on two baskets by Boyle and one each by Brigham and Bruning but the Rams would get no closer.

Medina answered with a key 14-5 run to close the period including two threes by Fry, and a jumper and layup by Sherman to open up a 16 point, 34-18, half-time advantage.

The Mustangs maintained a commanding 19 point, 45-26, lead at the three-quarter mark as Montague had a lay-up and a three and Sherman a pair of layups in the third period.

Wilson 74, Albion 43
Wilson built up leads of 21-9 after one period and 38-16 at the half to key a 74-43 win over visiting Albion as the Lakemen stay unbeaten at 3-0 in N-O action.

Jake Miller scored 20 and Steve Frerichs 13 to spark the Wilson attack.

Deyonci Farley scored 15 and Bryce Pritchard 11 for Albion which slips to 2-2 in N-O competition.

In the other N-O contest, Newfane (2-1) downed Akron (1-3) 57-40.

Medina’s William Braswell grabs a rebound.