Lady Lancers edge past Mustangs
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.
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.