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Late Wilson surge trims Albion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 December 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Justice Nauden (24) drives against Rachel Senek (43) of Wilson during the Purple Eagles home court loss to the Lakewomen this evening.

Five time defending champion Wilson needed a late scoring burst to key a 47-37 win over host Albion this evening in a season opening Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball game.

Albion pulled to within one twice in the fourth quarter, first at 33-32 and again at 35-34, both after baskets by Chanyce Powell. However, the Purple Eagles could not pull even as a combination of turnovers, cold shooting and an injury to Powell stymied Albion’s comeback bid over the final three minutes.

Up by a slender 35-34 margin, Wilson put together a key 10-3 run, including baskets off turnovers by both Jodie Vincent and Kayla Neumann along with a layup by Zipporah Barrett, to pull away to a 45-37 advantage and put a lock on the win.

Rachel Senek finished with 14 and Neumann 12 for Wilson which led by margins of 12-6 after one period, 24-18 at the half and 30-28 at the three-quarter mark.

Justice Nauden took game high scoring honors with 19 and Powell added 10 for Albion.

Nauden tallied 8 in the third period to pull the Purple Eagles to within 2 at the three-quarter mark. Nauden then had 5 more and Powell 4 in the fins stanza to keep Albion close.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Sarah Metzler (12) puts up a shot against Wilson’s Megan DiLaura (34).

Newfane 52, Medina 39
Steadily pulling away, Newfane downed host Medina 52-39 as Katie Kneeland scored a game high 21 points to lead the Lady Panthers.

Kneeland, who also grabbed off 10 rebounds, scored 9 in the first period to get the Lady Panthers off and rolling.

Newfane held leads of 13-8 after one quarter, 26-15 at the half and 42-24 after three quarters.

Holly Heil scored 14, Molley Gross 10, Emily Kams and Maddy Winters 6 each for Medina.

Akron 27, Barker 25
Grabbing a 9-4 first quarter lead, Akron went on to edge past visiting Barker 27-25 as Maggie Kowalik tallied 10, Cailin Regan 6 and Ashley Mietz 4 to lead the way.

Melissa Grosshans scored 11 and Caitlin Mason 10 for Barker.

Roy-Hart 51, Oakfield-Aalbama 47
A four point play by Rielly Albee followed by two free throws each by Taylor Fry, Kendra Hill and Ava Bligh keyed a 17 point fourth quarter surge for Roy-Hart which edged past host Oakfield-Alabama in a non league game.

Emma Lindke led Roy-Hart with 12 as Albee added 9, Hill and Sarah Duewiger 8 each and Fry 7.

Trailing 22-13, Roy-Hart used a big 21 point third period to get back in the game. Duewiger tallied 6, Fry 5 and Hill 4 to lead that surge.

Keeping the momentum, the Lady Rams then capped off the comeback win with the big 17 point fourth quarter.