Lady Marauders top Mustangs in B1 semi
Shutout in the opening period and able to score a total of only five points in the second quarter, No. 10 seed Medina was downed 51-25 by No. 11 Dunkirk in the semifinals of the Section VI Class B1 girls basketball playoffs this evening at Kenmore West High School.
Dunkirk jumped out to a 13-0 first quarter lead as Medina went 0 for 14 from the field with eight turnovers during that stretch.
The Lady Marauders boosted their advantage to 20, 25-5, at the half as the Mustangs shooting woes continued hitting on only 2 of 16 attempts with five more turnovers in the second quarter.
Medina finally got on the scoreboard via a free throw by Maddie Williams with 3:14 to go in the second quarter. Je’ne Brown then scored the Mustangs first field goal with 2:42 remaining in the period.
Dunkirk enjoyed a 22 point, 36-14, advantage at the three-quarter mark and led by as many as 28, 46-18, midway through the final stanza. Medina clicked on only 4 of 18 shots from the field in the third period.
Kymilondjie Nance scored 13 and Olivia Smith 12, on four threes, to lead the way for Dunkirk. Nance scored 7 in the second period while Smith hit a pair of threes in the third.
Brown finished with 9 for Medina as Camri King added 6, Kharise Johnson 4, Williams 3 and Shamaria Howard 3.
Dunkirk will now face rival No. 5 Fredonia in the B1 championship game on Sunday at Buffalo State College.
Fredonia upended top seeded Newfane 46-32 in the other semifinal. Trailing 26-22 in the third period Fredonia regained the lead for good by exploding for a decisive 18-0 scoring surge.
Trailing 15-7 after one period and 18-15 at the half, Newfane rallied into a 22-22 tie on a basket by Paige Emborsky before taking what proved to be a brief 26-22 lead.