Medina girls tip basketball season off

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 November 2019 at 8:51 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Sarah Sones goes after a rebound against Health Sciences’ Amarionna Elliott during the visiting Falcons win over the Mustangs this evening.

Medina tipped off the local high school basketball season this evening as the Mustangs dropped a 39-28 decision to visiting Health Sciences in a non league girls contest.

Trailing 18-7 at the end of a cold shooting (2 of 32), turnover filled (14) first half, Medina came battling back in the third period.

Getting 7 points from Gracie Hughes, including a three, and 5 from Anya Bloom, Medina rallied back to within five twice late in the third period, first at 21-16 and again at 23-18, but could get no closer.

Health Sciences went back up by nine, 28-19, at the three-quarter mark.

The Mustangs did close the gap to six, 30-24, early in the final period after a basket by Nodia Osby and a three by Janiyah Holloway but Health Sciences answered with a key 7-2 run to put a lock on the win.

“We played better in the second half for sure,” said Mustangs Coach Larry Lash.

Hughes led Medina with 9 points as Vanderwalker and Bloom both had 5, Osby 4, Holloway 3 and Carrie Janas 2.

Rashanay Brooks and Myriah Beasley shared game high scoring honors for Health Sciences by each netting 12.

Medina next visits Tonawanda on December 3.