Medina girls avenge earlier loss to Albion
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.