Lockport tops Albion in tourney opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 16 February 2018 at 9:51 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Sarah Gregori puts a shot up over Lockport’s Jasmine Darrell during the Purple Eagles tournament loss to the host Lady Lions this evening.

Jumping out to an 11 point first quarter lead, the host Lady Lions went on to defeat Albion 46-29 this evening  in the opening round of the Lockport Tournament.

Kourtney Krchniak, a 5-10 junior, scored 6 of her 9 points in the opening period as the taller Lady Lions grabbed a 13-2 lead.

Elizabeth Mullane, a 6-0 senior, then tallied 9 of her 15 points in the second quarter to keep the Lady Lions up by 12, 24-12, at the half.

A jumper by Sierra Newton pulled Albion to within 10, 24-14, at the outset of the third period but the Purple Eagles could get no closer.

Lockport answered with a three by Ashlynn Johnson and a bucket by Mullane to go back up by 15, 29-14.

The Lady Lions maintained a 12 point, 33-21, lead at the three-quarter mark and quickly upped the advantage to 18, 39-21, early in the final stanza as Daizha Webb ad Jasmine White had layups.  White and Ashlynn Johnson both finished with 6.

Sarah Gregori led Albion with 11 as Janae Doty added 5, Newton 4, Natalie DiCureia, Brylie Hapeman, Lexi Wolck and Tess Pettit 2 and Elisabeth Baker 1.

Albion will now face Nichols in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Saturday while Lockport will face East Aurora in the championship game at 7:30 p.m.

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Kendall opens playoffs Saturday
No. 17 seed Kendall (2-18) will visit No. 16 Dundee (4-16) at 2 p.m. Saturday in the opening round of the Section V Class D1 playoffs. The winner will face top seeded Clyde-Savannah (16-4) in the quarterfinals on February 21.

Lyndonville (6-14), which is seeded No. 13 in Class D will visit No. 4 HAC (14-6) at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

In Class C1, No. 15 Holley (4-16) will visit undefeated (20-0) No. 2 Pembroke at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Albion’s Janae Doty tries to shoot against Lockport defenders Kourtney Krchniak and Jasmine Darrell.