G-R cagers score twin bill sweep over N-O

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 March 2019 at 8:43 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Maddy Marsh (Holley) goes after a loose ball against Maddie Williams (Medina) during the Genesee Region League’s win over the Niagara-Orleans League this evening at Medina.

The Genesee Region League swept past the Niagara-Orleans League in the 20th annual Exceptional Senior basketball doubleheader held this evening at Medina.

The G-R girls rolled to a 68-52 victory in the opener and the boys squad kept the momentum romping to a 105-72 win in the nightcap.

John Rath (Kendall) of the G-R squad looks to pass as Charlie Bruning (Roy-Hart) and Jon Littere (Wilson) defend for the N-O.

In the girls game, Taylor Gadd (Attica) led the G-R with a game high 19 points as Callie McCulley (Notre Dame) added 11, Macie Riggs (Alexander) 10, Kacey Pearce (Attica) 10, Maddy Bykowski (Alexander) 7, Anna Lewis (Lyndonville) 6, Maddy Marsh (Holley) 3 and Alecia Hinkson (Lyndonville) 2.

Darion Jonathan (Akron) led the N-O with 10 as Elsie Leeds (Akron) added 9, Kirsten Struble (Albion) 7, Gabby Baker (Barker) 7, Maddie Williams (Medina) 6, Lexi Wolck (Albion) 5, Meghan Washington (Roy-Hart) 3, Helena Hill (Akron) 3 and Sarah Cochrane (Medina) 2.

Lexi Wolck (Albion) tries to put up a shot as Callie McCulley (Notre Dame) tries to block.

The G-R jumped out to a 24-15 first quarter lead as Pearce had three baskets, Riggs a pair of threes and Gadd two baskets.

The G-R maintained leads of 38-22 at the half and 55-43 at the three-quarter mark.

In the high scoring boys contest, Ryan Davis (Alexander) led the G-R’s balanced attack with 16 as Chris McClinic (Alexander) and Anthony DiQuattro (Byron-Bergen) each added 15, Zach Johnson (Lyndonville) 14, Nate Warters (Kendall) 11, Spencer Misiti (Notre Dame) 9, Devon Henderson (Attica) 7, Nathan Poler (Lyndonville) 6, Dawson Nelson (Attica) 4, Jordan Ludwig (Pembroke) 3, John Rath (Kendall) 3 and Jon Boyce (Elba) 2.

Izaiah Rhim (Medina) and Vincent Montague (Medina) led the N-O with 10 as Charlie Brigham (Roy-Hart), Bryce Pritchard (Albion), Jake Miller (Wilson) and Steve Frerichs (Wilson) each had 9, Charlie Bruning (Roy-Hart) 8 and Lance Krieger (Roy-Hart) and Jon Littere (Wilson) 4.

The G-R jumped out to a 26-15 first period lead as McClinic scored 7, Davis 6 and Warters 5.

The G-R’s advantage soared to 22, 57-35, at the half and to 27, 81-54, at the three-quarter mark. DiQuattro hit three threes and Johnson added three baskets in the second period.

The N-O still hosts a 12-8 lead in both the girls and boys series.

Lance Krieger (Roy-Hart) tries to drive around Chris McClinic (Alexander).