Kendall girls rally late to edge Albion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 5 February 2022 at 3:57 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Libby Snyder puts up a shot against Albion defenders Skoi Sanders (14) and Aurora Serafin (12) during the Lady Eagles narrow win over the host Purple Eagles this afternoon.

Two late baskets earned Kendall a narrow 37-35 win over host Albion in a non league girls basketball game this afternoon.

Trailing 35-33, Kendall pulled even on a layup by Alezya Brown with 41 seconds remaining. The Lady Eagles then pulled out the win on a layup by Libby Snyder with 8 seconds to go.

Albion’s Olivia Krenning drives to the basket against Kendall’s Emma Allen.

Snyder finished with 16 and Brown 11 to lead Kendall as Julia Szczepanski added 7, Julie Coble 2 and Kailie Regan 1.

Abby Scanlan led Albion with 10 as Madison Hughson added 6, Sydney Mulka and Aurora Serafin 5, Skoi Sanders 4. Olivia Krenning 3 and Samantha Basinait 2.

Kendall took a slender 8-7 lead at the end of the first period but Albion rallied into a 22-17 advantage at the half. Scanlan scored 6 on on two layups and a jumper and Hughson 5 on a three and a layup to lead the Purple Eagles in the second period.

A burst of six straight points by Snyder to open the third period rallied Kendall into a 23-21 lead. However, Albion regained a narrow 26-24 lead at the three-quarter mark after a layup off a steal by Serafin and a jumper by Krenning.

A three by Serafin upped the Albon lead to 29-24 at the outset of the final period.

Kendall answered with a 9-1 run on two rebound baskets by Brown, a three-point play by Szczepanski and a jumper by Snyder to retake the lead at 33-30.

Albion though regained the lead one last time at 35-33 on a free throw and a jumper by Mulka followed by a layup by Scanlan with 52 seconds remaining.

That set the stage for Kendall’s decisive final rally on tying and winning layups first by Brown and then by Snyder.

Kendall improves to 13-3 and Albion slips to 3-10.

Kendall’s Alezya Brown puts up a shot over Albion defender Sydney Mulka.