Late surge lifts Albion girls past Medina
Putting together a late turnover aided scoring surge, Albion trimmed host Medina 46-38 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball game.
Trailing 38-37, Albion closed the game with a 9-0 run to claim the win and improve to 3-2 in N-O competition.
Two free throws by Chanyce Powell, a scoring chance which came off a turnover, put Albion back on top to stay at 39-38.
Emily Blanchard followed up by hitting a clutch three from the corner off another turnover to make it 42-38.
The Purple Eagles then closed out the victory on a rebound bucket by Caitlynn Snook and two more free throws by Powell.
Powell finished with 17 as Snook and Sierra Newton both had 10, Natalie DiCureia 4, Blanchard 3 and Sierra Chudy 2.
Je’ne Brown took game high honors with 23 for Medina as Maddie Williams had 7, Maddie Winters 3, Allison Bensley and Molley Gross 2 and Holly Heil 1.
Getting baskets from five different players, Albion jumped out to a 10-5 first quarter lead.
However, Medina answered back with an 11-6 second quarter scoring edge, including 6 by Brown, to pull into a 16-16 tie at the half. Snook accounted for all of Albion’s points during that stretch with three baskets.
Keeping the momentum, Medina moved out to a 23-18 lead early in the third period after a jumper and layup by Brown followed by a three by Williams.
The sea-saw action though continued as Albion answered the challenge with a 10-0 run to close the quarter and regain a five point, 28-23, advantage.
Two free throws by Newton, followed by a layup off a steal by DiCureia, triggered that rally which was capped off by six straight points by Powell on four free throws and a jumper.
The Purple Eagles extended the advantage to seven, 34-27, midway through the fourth quarter after a 6-0 run on two free throws by Powell followed by a pair of layups by Newton.
Medina though came battling back to regain the lead for way proved to be the last time at 38-37 after an 11-3 run which was started by a jumper by Gross and a layup off a steal by Winters and capped off by seven straight points by Brown on a layup, a three and two free throws.
However, the final rally and the victory belonged to Albion on clutch tallies by Powell, Blanchard and Snook in the last minute and a half.
The loss drops Medina to 2-3 in N-O action.
Newfane 42, Roy-Hart 35
Emily Fotlz had 18 points and 15 steals and Olivia Littman and Halie Hambruch each chipped in with 7 points to lead undefeated 5-0) Newfane past Roy-Hart (1-4) 42-35.
Emma Lindke scored 11 for Roy-Hart which trailed by only one, 18-17 at the half.
Wilson 61, Barker 31
Undefeated (5-0) defending champion Wilson roared out to a 37-6 half-time advantage and went on to defeat Barker (2-3) 61-31.
Serina Jaeger had 13 points, Kayla Neumann 11, Rachel Senek 10 and Lauren Curturier 8 to lead the Wilson offense. Jaeger also had 12 rebounds, Neumann 12 steals and Senek 8 rebounds.
Caitlyn Mason scored 10 and Lindsey Williams 9 for Barker.
Newfane 5-0, Wilson 5-0, Albion 3-2, Barker 2-3, Medina 2-3, CSAT 1-3, Roy-Hart 1-4, Akron 0-4.