Lady Panthers surge past Mustangs
Moving on top to stay with an early third period scoring burst, Newfane went on to defeat host Medina 67-51 this evening to improve to 5-0 in Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball competition.
Leading by a narrow 36-35 margin at the half, Newfane began to pull away by opening the second half with a 9-1 run including a three and a jumper by Paige Emborsky along with jumpers by Marlee Passuite and Alexa Littman for a 45-36 advantage.
Back-to-back baskets off steals late in the period by Emborsky kept the Lady Panthers up by nine, 51-42, at the three-quarter mark.
Medina could get no closer than nine down the stretch as Emborsky hit three more threes to help the Lady Panthers pull away for a 16 point victory.
Emborsky finished with a game high 38 points, including eight threes, as Emily Foltz added 9, Littman, Megan Knoll and Emily Geeer 6 each and Passuite 2.
Je’ne Brown led Medina with 25 as Camri King added 12, Maddie Williams, Kharise Johnson and Divere Brown 4 each and Maleyah Brewer 2.
Newfane grabbed a narrow 17-16 lead at the end of a sea-saw first period which saw eight lead changes. Emborsky scored 9 to lead the way for the Lady Panthers while Je’ne Brown tallied 7 and King 5 for Medina.
A pair of threes by Emborsky helped Newfane increase it’s lead to six, 27-21, early in the second period but Medina answered with a 10-2 run, including 6 by Je’ne Brown, to take what proved to be its last lead at 31-29.
However, Newfane answered right back with a 7-0 run including a three by Emborsky and layups off steals by both Littman and Knoll to regain the lead for good at 36-31.
Medina did get late layups by King and Brewer to cut the deficit to one, 36-35, at the half but the Mustangs could not regain the lead.
Medina is now 0-3 in N-O action.
Albion 45, Barker 15
Building up a commanding 33-6 half-time advantage, Albion went on to defeat host Barker 45-15 as Caitlynn Snook scored 15 and Janae Doty 9.
Hailey Brown scored 7 for Barker which will next host Wilson at 4:15 p.m. Friday..
Albion is now 3-1 and Barker 0-3 in N-O competition.
Akron 70, Roy-Hart 48
Akron downed Roy-Hart 70-48 to stay unbeaten a 3-0 in N-O action.
Ellie Todd scored 10, Skyler Christopher and Maddie Fry 8 and Meghan Washington 7 for Roy-Hart which slips to 0-4.
Boys Basketball: Albion game time change
Friday’s Barker at Albion boys varsity game will be played at 5 p.m.