Fredonia upends cold shooting Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 February 2019 at 2:59 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Izaiah Rhim goes up for a shot against Fredonia defenders Nate Shuart and Alec Schrader during the Mustangs home court sectional loss to the Hillbillies this afternoon.

Plagued by ice cold shooting throughout, top seeded Medina was upended by visiting No. 9 Fredonia 59-40 this afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the Section VI Class B1 playoffs.

The Mustangs connected on just one field goal in the first quarter and only two in the second as Fredonia jumped out to leads of 12-7 after one period and 29-12 at the half.

Nate Shuart had three layups and Owen Nicosia hit a three at the buzzer to give Fredonia the five point first period lead.

The Hillbillies then outscored the cold shooting Mustangs 17-5 in the second period to extend the advantage to 17 at the break as Keith Piper scored 6 and Brayden Myers 5 in the stanza.

The Fredonia advantage quickly soared to 22, 34-12, at the outset of the third period after a three and a layup by Myers who had a total of 9 in the quarter.

The Mustangs could get no closer than 15, 34-19, after that on a jumper and a three by Izaiah Rhim and the Hillbillies enjoyed a commanding 20 point, 42-22, advantage at the three-quarter mark.

Myers finished with a game high 23 for the Hillbillies as Shuart added 15 and Piper 8.

Izaiah Rhim finished with 20 for the Mustangs as Nate Sherman added 6, Brian Fry 5, Vincent Montague 4, Jarin Rhim 3 and Tyler Chinn 2.

Medina finishes the season at 17-4 while Fredonia improves to 14-8 heading into Tuesday’s semifinal matchup against No. 4 City Honors which downed Springville 61-47.

In another B1 quarterfinal, undefeated (21-0) Olean defeated visiting No. 6 Newfane 69-47. Olean will next face East Aurora in the semifinals. No. 7 East Aurora downed No. 2 Lackawanna 65-49.

In a Class B2 quarterfinal, No. 5 Southwestern nipped No. 4 Wilson 41-40.

Section V Class C3
No. 2 seed Lyndonville is schedule to face No. 3 York in the Section V Class C3 semifinals at 7 p.m. Monday at the Brockport Middle School.

Medina’s Tyler Chinn drives against Fredonia defender Ka’Rim Levens.