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