Key home tilts for Mustangs, Tigers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 February 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Hunter Ottaviano, left, and Medina’s Justin Morgan and their teammates will face key home games on Thursday. Battling to claim league titles, the Tigers will host Notre Dame and the Mustangs will entertain Albion.

Looking to get back onto the winning track, front-running Medina hosts rival Albion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in a key Niagara-Orleans League boys basketball game.

Medina (10-1), which had a season long 10 game N-O win streak snapped at Wilson on Tuesday (75-64), now holds a slender one game lead over Roy-Hart (9-2) in the tight league title chase. Roy-Hart hosts Newfane on Thursday.

Medina bested Albion by a 56-41 margin in their earlier meeting at Albion while Roy-Hart nipped Newfane 62-61.

The Purple Eagles are 5-6 in N-O action after downing Barker 65-48 Tuesday to snap a four game losing streak.

The Mustangs are seeking their first N-O title since the 2008-09 season while the Rams are looking to end a 20 year league title drought.

Lyndonville faces an equally key home contest as the Tigers host Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Lyndonville, which is chasing once beaten Elba in the race for the Genesee Region League Division 2 title, is now 10-2 and 14-4 overall.

The Irish outlasted the Tigers 92-79 in their earlier season meeting at Batavia.

Lyndonville, which has won eight G-R games in a row, will then host Elba on February 9 to close out the regular season.