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Medina girls post key win over Newfane

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 12 January 2017 at 9:16 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Maddie Winters drives against Newfane defender Paige Emborsky during the Mustangs win over the visiting Lady Panthers this evening.

Maintaining sole possession of first place, Medina posted a 55-37 victory over visiting Newfane this evening to improve to 4-0 in Niagara-Orleans League competition (9-1 overall).

Je’ne Brown scored a game high 24 points to lead the Medina attack as Maddie Williams added 11, Maddie Williams, Kayla Cuadra and Molley Gross 6 each and Emily Kams 2. Brown also had 14 rebounds while Williams and Winters both had 7. Kams added 10 assists and Williams 5 steals.

Emily Foltz and Paige Emborsky both scored 11 for Newfane which slips to 2-3.

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Kayla Cuadra puts up a shot for Medina.

Two rebound buckets by Winters and one by Kams, along with a three and a layup by Brown and a layup by Gross, sparked Medina out to a 14-3 lead at the outset.

Up 15-7 lead at the end of the opening period, the Mustangs boosted their advantage to 16, 26-10, midway through the second quarter after an 11-3 run sparked by a burst of three straight baskets by Cuadra.

Newfane did cut the deficit in half to 29-21 at half-time as Emborsky had a three and Foltz a three-point play. However, the Lady Panthers would get no closer.

Medina moved back out to a 17 point, 38-21, advantage by opening the third period with a 9-0 run including two rebound buckets by Brown, a three by Williams and a jumper by Gross.

Up 42-26 at the three-quarter mark, Medina hiked the advantage to 23, 49-26, with a 7-0 run to open the final period.

Albion 42, Barker 14
Albion improved to 4-1 in N-O action with a 42-14 win over Barker which slips to 0-4.

Natalie DiCureia led Albion with 10 as Emily Blanchard and Janae Doty both had 7, Caitlynn Snook, Brylie Hapeman and Chanyce Powell 4 and Sierra Chudy and Cassidy Wolcott 2.

Albion led 25-6 at the half.

Akron 48, Roy-Hart 41
Akron regained the .500 mark in N-O action at 2-2 with a 48-41 win over Roy-Hart (0-5) as Neely Abrams scored 22 and Darion Jonathan 14.