Lakemen nip Purple Eagles in OT; Rams post win over Tigers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 13 January 2023 at 9:34 pm

It was the night for overtime action in the Niagara-Orleans League as Wilson also trimmed host Albion 58-53 in OT.

Albion sent the contest into overtime deadlocked at 49-49 on a three by Blake Preston in the final two seconds.

However, Wilson outpointed Albion 9-4 in the extra period to claim the win as Mike Bubar led the way with 4 including a pair of clutch free throws.

Bubar finished with 13, Blake Martin 12, Logan Wolfe 11 and Matt Stolzenberg 9 to lead the Lakemen.

Amari Jones tallied 16, Preston 13 and Javon Jones 12 to pace the Purple Eagles.

Albion led 23-22 at the half and the contest was tied 35-35 at the three-quarter mark.

Albion is now 3-1 and Wilson 1-2 in N-O competition.

Roy-Hart 75, Akron 61
Roy-Hart regained the .500 mark at 2-2 in N-O action by notching a 75-61 win at Akron which slips to 2-1.

Breaking away from a 34-34 half-time deadlock, Roy-Hart outscored Akron 23-8 in the decisive third period to open up a 57-42 lead. Jamel Johnson Jr. scored 13 and Rem Albee 5 to lead that Rams uprising.

Albee then tallied 7 and Johnson Jr. 6 in the final period to keep the Rams in control.

Johnson Jr. finished with a game high 31 and Albee 12. Dan Aquilina added 10 and Justin Terwilliger and Jayden Swygert 6 each.

Ben Gerstung scored 18 and Trace Hill 14 for the Tigers.