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Medina girls avenge earlier loss to Albion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 9 February 2019 at 2:19 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Camri King drives against Albion defender Natalie Lathrop during the Mustangs win over the visiting Purple Eagles this afternoon.

Avenging an early season 48-35 loss, Medina bested visiting rival Albion 51-39 this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball makeup game.

Leading by a narrow 38-35 margin at the three-quarter mark, Medina pulled away for good with a key 9-0 run at the outset of the final period. A three by Maddie Williams along with baskets by Camri King and Kharise Johnson highlighted that uprising which vaulted Medina out to a 12 point, 47-35 advantage.

In all, the Mustangs outpointed the Purple Eagles 13-4 in the decisive final period.

Making it seven wins in the last eight league starts, Medina improves to 8-3 in N-O competition while Albion slips to 7-3.

King finished with  23 points as Williams had 9, Tyesha Robinson 7, Johnson 5, Anya Bloom 4 and Jarielys Flores-Medina 3.

Lexi Wolck led Albion with 21 as Kirsten Struble, Natalie Lathrop and Sarah Gregori each added 4 and Paige Derisley, Brylie Hapeman and Honesty Little 2 each.

Getting 8 early points from King, Medina jumped out to a 16-10 first period lead.

The Mustangs maintained a seven point, 27-20 lead at the half.

Albion though rallied back to within three, 38-35, at the three-quarter mark as Wolck scored 10 in the third period.

However, the Purple Eagles would get no closer as the Mustangs’ 9-0 run to open the decisive final period broke the game open.

Albion next hosts Akron on Monday and Medina visits Akron on Tuesday.

Albion’s Kirsten Struble and Natalie Lathrop battle for a rebound with Medina’s Camri King as Sarah Cochrane moves in for the Mustangs.