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Lady Lancers edge past Mustangs

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 December 2016 at 9:03 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Maddie Williams drives by Elba defenders Leah Bezon (3), Madison Howard (15) and Carli Bogue (2) during the Mustangs loss to the visiting Lady Lancers this evening.

A late rally fell just short as Medina dropped a narrow 52-49 decision to visiting Elba this evening in a non league girls basketball game.

Trailing by 12, 49-37, three minutes into the final period, Medina put together a 12-2 run to slice the deficit to just two, 51-49, with 15 seconds to go. Back-to-back threes by Maddie Williams and Emily Kams capped off that uprising which was ignited by another three by Williams and a rebound bucket by Je’ne Brown.

However, a turnover with nine seconds to go, the Mustangs fifth in the final three minutes, helped to dash that comeback bid as a free throw by Madison Howard with three seconds to go gave the Lady Lancers a three point win.

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Medina’s Je’ne Brown puts up a shot against Elba defender Madison Howard.

Carli Bogue scored 13 and Howard 11 to lead the way for Elba as Emily Reynolds and Isabella Riner both added 8, Maddie Muehlig 6, Tatiana Draper 4 and Meaghan Kogut 2.

Williams took game high honors with 22 and Brown tallied 15 for Medina as Kams netted 7 and Molley Gross 5. Brown also grabbed off 11 rebounds and Maddie Winters 10.

Bogue and Muehlig both hit two threes to help Elba grab a narrow 18-17 lead at the end of a sea-saw first period which saw no less than seven lead changes. Williams erupted for 11 during that stretch for the Mustangs including a pair of threes.

Medina put together a 9-1 run, including two layups and a rebound bucket by Brown, to open up a six point, 28-22, lead late in the second period.

However, the Lady Lancers answered with a 5-0 run to close the period on tallies by Reynolds and Bogue to cut the deficit to one, 28-27, at the half.

The Mustangs extended the lead to seven, 32-27, at the outset of the third period on tallies by Williams and Brown but the Lady Lancers again answered back, this time with a 13-5 run, to close the stanza and take a 40-37 lead at the three-quarter mark. Howard scored 6 and Riner 5 to lead that rally.

Elba then went up by as much as 12, 49-37, early in the final period but had to hold off a late Medina rally to claim the narrow win.

Elba is now 5-1 and Medina 6-1.

Wilson 59, Roy-Hart 35
Defending champion Wilson posted a 59-35 win over host Roy-Hart to improve to 3-0 in Niagara-Orleans League action.

Rachel Senek scored 26 and Kayla Neumann 15 to lead the way for Wilson.