Medina girls end Wilson’s long N-O win streak
Putting together a big stretch run, Medina ended defending champion Wilson’s long 62 game Niagara-Orleans League winning streak as the Mustangs downed the visiting Lakewomen 61-56 this evening.
Breaking away from a 52-52 deadlock, Medina outscored Wilson 9-4 over the final three minutes to claim the big victory.
A rebound bucket by Molley Gross put Medina back on top to stay at 54-52 with 3:15 remaining.
A free throw by Rachel Senek pulled Wilson back to within one at 54-53 but the Mustangs answered with seven straight points on a rebound bucket by Je’ne Brown followed by four free throws by Maddie Williams and one by Maddie Winters to lock up the wn.
“Wilson is tough but I knew they could do it if they just had the confidence,” said Medina Coach Ken Haak whose Mustangs went up by as many as 12 early in the third period only to see Wilson rally back into the 52-52 tie late. “I’m just real proud of the way they weathered the storm.”
Brown finished with 22, Williams 17, Gross 8, Winters and Kayla Cuadra 6 and Kams 5 as the Mustangs improve to 3-0 in the league and 8-1 overall.
Brown also had 13 rebounds and 5 blocks, Kams 10 assists, Gross 8 rebounds and William 5 assists and 5 rebounds.
Senek finished with a game high 24 before fouling out with three minutes to go as Kayla Neumann added 16 and Shea Munnikhuyen 9 for Wilson which is 4-1 in the league.
Medina jumped out to a 7-0 lead at the outset and was up 13-10 at the end of the first period as Willams had a three and a two and Brown a pair of baskets.
Layups by Neumann and Senek gave Wlson its first lead, 14-13, at the outset of the second period but Medina answered with a 9-2 run including a three by Winters, a jumper by Williams and a layup by Gross to regain a six point, 22-16 lead.
Back-to-back threes by Williams to close the period then upped the Mustangs advantage to 10, 32-22, at the half.
The Mustangs upped the lead to 12, 34-22, at the outset of the third period on a jumper by Kams.
However, Wilson came battling back with a 20-9 run to close the period, including 10 by Neumann and 8 by Senek, to slice the deficit to just one, 43-42, at the three-quarter mark.
The Mustangs quickly went back up by seven 49-42, early in the decisive final period on a layup, a free throw and three-point play by Brown.
However, the Lakewomen again came battling back this time to rally into a 52-52 tie after an 11-5 run on 7 by Senek and 4 by Munnikhuyen.
The Mustangs though turned back the challenge by answering with a victory clinching 7-0 run ignited by a rebound bucket by Brown.
Albion 56, Roy-Hart 30
Caitlynn Snook scored 14, Janae Doty 13 and Chanyce Powell 9 to spark Albion to the 56-30 win over host Roy-Hart. Snook also grabbed off 10 rebounds.
Albion jumped out to a 15-4 first period lead as Doty tallied 7. The Purple Eagles went on to hold leads of 29-13 at the half and 37-20 at the three-quarter mark.
Ellie Todd led Roy-Hart with 12.
Albion is now 3-1 and Roy-Hart 0-4 in N-O action.
Newfane 54, Barker 16
Jumping out to a 24-5 half-time lead, Newfane (2-2) went on to defeat Barker (0-3) 56-30 as Paige Emborsky scored 11 and Makenzie Perry 10 to lead the balanced attack.