Lew-Port cagers down Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 December 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Medina’s Daryl Haynes drives against Lew-Port’s Jernard Jackson during the Mustangs loss to the visiting Lancers this afternoon.

A late rally fell short as Medina dropped a 77-68 decision to visiting Lew-Port this afternoon in a non league boys basketball game.

Trailing by as many as 15, 69-54, early in the final period, Medina came battling back with a 14-3 run to slice the deficit to just four at 72-68.

A three off a turnover by Daryl Haynes capped off that rally which was also highlighted by a rebound bucket by Tyler Ames, a jumper by Jared Zinkievich and a layup by Hayes.

However, the Mustangs could get no closer as the Lancers used three free throws by Jernard Jackson and two by Colton Stallard to put lock on the win.

Jackson finished with a game high 29 points as Anthony Dipasquale added 17 and Quran Brewer 14 for the Lancers.

Ames netted 18, Haynes 16, Zinkievich 15 and Justin Morgan 13 for the Mustangs as Jalin Cooper added 3, Mason Lewis 2 and Johnny Salone 1.

Medina did grab a 15-10 lead midway throw a sea-saw first period after two baskets by Zinkievich and one by Ames.

Lew-Port though countered with a 15-4 run to close the period and rally into the lead for good at 25-19. Jackson scored 11 to spearhead that Lancers rally.

The Mustangs did rally back into a 38-38 tie late in the second quarter after back-to-back rebound buckets by Zinkievich and Ames followed by a three by Haynes but could not regain the lead. Morgan had opened the period with back-to-back threes to get the Mustangs rolling.

Lew-Port regained a 43-38 lead at the half by closing the period with a three by Jacob Euote and a tally by Jackson.

A three and a layup by Haynes did help to keep Medina within three, 55-52, late in the third period but Lew-Port again answered with a key 7-0 run including a three and a two by Brewer to open up a 10 point, 62-52, advantage at the three-quarter mark.

The Lancers extended the lead to 15, 69-54 early in the final period after another three by Brewer, an advantage the Mustangs could not quite overcome.

Lew-Port improves to 8-1 while Medina slips to 4-5.