G-R girls outlast N-O in OT in Senior game

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 11 March 2022 at 9:39 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Alezya Brown tries to drive to the basket for the Genesee Region League against Niagara-Orleans League defenders Abby Scanlan (Albion) and Ella Hill (Akron) during the Exceptional Senior game this evening at Albion.

Setting the tone for the evening the Genesee Region League outlasted the Niagara-Orleans League 60-55 in overtime in the Exceptional Senior girls basketball game this evening at Albion.

The G-R sent the contest into overtime on a basket by Chase Harding (Attica) with just two seconds to go knotting the score at 51-51.

Keeping the momentum, the G-R then outscored the N-O 9-4 in the four minute overtime period to claim the win.

Ella Lewis (Lyndonville) had a basket and two free throws in the OT for the G-R as Libby Snyder (Kendall) and Laci Sewar (Elba) also had buckets.

The N-O held leads of 15-11 after one period, 28-19 at the half and 43-39 after three-quarters but the G-R came battling back with a 12-8 scoring edge in the final period to force overtime.

Giahna LaFromboise (Akron) scored 6 in both the first and second periods for the N-O while Karlee Rounds (Lyndonville) had 6 in the third and Kelsey Schlagenhauf (Oakfield-Alabama) 5 and Natalie Whitmore (Alexander) 4 each in the fourth for the G-R.

Lewis and Schlagenhauf both finished with 9 to lead a dozen G-R scorers as Dakota Brinkman (Elba) had 8, Whitmore, Snyder and Rounds 6, Maddie Primm (Byron-Bergen) and Alezya Brown (Kendall) 4, Sewar 3, Emma Kramer (Alexander) and Harding 2 and Emily Gadd (Attica) 1.

Lafromboise scored 16 and Ella Hill (Akron) 10 to pace the N-O as Abby Scanlan (Albion) added 8, Claire Halstead (Roy-Hart) and Jensen McGhee (Newfane) 6, Ava Owens (Roy-Hart) 5 and Sydney Mulka (Albion) 4.

It marked the 21st edition of the Exceptional senior game with the N-O now holding a 12-9 lead in the series.

Albion’s Sydney Mulka puts up a shot for the N-O as Kelsey Schlagenhauf (Oakfield-Alabama) defends for the G-R.