Medina, Albion to renew cage rivalry this week
The second half of the Niagara-Orleans League basketball season gets underway this week highlighted by a key matchup of rivals Medina and Albion.
Currently both the Medina boys and girls teams are in first place and undefeated at 6-0. The defending champion Mustangs boys squad holds one game lead over Newfane (5-1) while the girls team holds a one game advantage over defending champion Wilson (6-1) with Albion two games off the pace at 4-2.
The Medina boys will host Albion at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Looking to play the spoilers role, the Purple Eagles bring a 1-5 N-O record into the contest. The Mustangs downed the Purple Eagles 70-47 in their earlier season meeting.
The Albion girls will entertain Medina at 7 p.m. Friday. The Mustangs nipped the Purple Eagles 48-45 earlier in the season.
The Medina wrestling squad also holds a special event this week, the annual Gary Gross Memorial Tournament on Saturday. The tournament is dedicated to the memory of Medina Coach Eric Gross’ dad who was a long time Mustangs fan and supporter.
The N-O swim season will conclude this week as Akron hosts the All-League boys meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Newfane hosts the All-League girls meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Boys Basketball: Akron at Wilson, 6 p.m.; Albion at Medina, 6:30 p.m.; Newfane at Roy-Hart, Lyndonville at Wheatland-Chili, Pavilion at Kendall, 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Rochester Academy Charter at Lyndonville, 7 p.m.
Wrestling: Wilson at Lyndonville, 6 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Barker at Alexander, 7 p.m.
Wrestling: St. Francis at Barker/Roy-Hart, 5:30 p.m.
Swimming: Boys N-O All-League meet at Akron, 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball: Lyndonville at Attica, Holley at Wheatland-Chili, Kendall at Alexander, 7 p.m.
Wrestling: Akron at Lyndonville, 6 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Roy-Hart at Newfane, Wilson at Akron, 6:30 p.m.; Medina at Albion, Attica at Lyndonville, Wheatland-Chili at Holley, 7 p.m.
Swimming: Girls N-O All-League meet at Newfane, 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball: Rochester Academy Charter at Kendall, 2:30 p.m., Orchard Park at Medina, 6 p.m. Barker at Oakfeld-Alabama, 7:15 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Barker at Oakfield-Alabama, 5:30 p.m.
Wrestling: Medina’s Gary Gross Memorial Tournament, 9 a.m.
Boys Basketball: Medina 6-0, Newfane 5-1, Barker 3-3, Roy-Hart 3-3, Wilson 3-3, Albion 1-5, Akron 0-6
Girls Basketball: Medina 6-0, Wilson 6-1, Albion 4-2, Newfane 3-4, Akron 2-4, Barker 1-5, Roy-Hart 0-6
Boys Swimming (Final): Roy-Hart 10-0, Albion 8-2, Barker 6-4, Medina 4-6, Newfane 2-8, Akron 0-10
Girls Swimming (Final): Newfane 10-0, Akron 7-3, Roy-Hart 7-3, Barker 4-6, Medina 2-8, Albion 0-10
Wrestling (Final): Newfane 10-0, Akron 8-2, 6-4, Barker/Roy-Hart 3-7, Wilson 3-7, Medina 0-10