Medina cagers nipped by Cardinal O’Hara

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 December 2016 at 10:39 pm

Medina dropped a narrow 66-63 decision to Cardinal O’Hara this evening in the I-90 Tournament at Villa Maria College.

Justin Hemphill poured in a game high 29 points, including 20 in the second half, to spearhead the O’Hara offense.

Jalin Cooper scored 23, Johnny Salone 11, Izaiah Rhim and Tyrellis Atkins 10 and Vincent Montague 9 for Medina.

Trailing 22-17 after one period, Medina rallied into a 34-32 lead at the half as Rhim tallied 6 in the second quarter. Salone netted 6 in the opening period.

Seven third period points by Cooper helped keep the Mustangs deadlocked with the Hawks at 45-45 at the three-quarter mark.

Late threes by Cooper and Montague pulled Medina back to within 1 but the Mustangs could not pull even.

Pembroke 71, Barker 40
Roaring out to a 20-0 first quarter lead, Pembroke went on to defeat visiting Barker 71-40 this afternoon in a non league game.

Reid Miano scored 19 to pace Pembroke which held a comminding 42-13 half-time advantage.

Ryan Voss scored 9 and Eddie Wasnock and Nate Luckman both had 7 for Barker.

Girls Basketball
Elba 69, Roy-Hart 49
Emily Reynolds scored 18, Madison Howard 16 and Tatiana Draper 14 to spark Elba to a 69-49 non league win over Roy-Hart.

Meghan Washington led Roy-Hart with 17 as Ellie Todd added 10, Skyer Christopher 6 and Maddy Glena 5.