Medina grad helps NCCC cagers earn home court for regionals

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 February 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo By Cheryl Wertman – Medina High graduate Alba Perez played a key role in Niagara County Community College’s earning the top seed and home court advantage for the upcoming regional playoffs with a victory over Jamestown Community College.

Freshman Alba Perez, a Medina High graduate, scored the go ahead basket this past week to give Niagara County Community College a 63-60 overtime win over Jamestown Community College, earning the Thunderwolves home court advantage for the upcoming Region 3 women’s basketball playoffs.

Perez scored on a layup with 42 seconds to go to put NCCC back on top to stay at 61-60.

Sophomore Jesse DeWaters, a Roy-Hart grad, then tacked on two clutch free throws to help put a lock on the victory.

Perez had a big game with 14 rebounds, 11 points (on 5 of 5 shooting), 3 steals and 2 blocks.

Improving to 25-4 and 6-2 in the conference, NCCC will now host the regional on March 1 and 2.

The top seeded Thunderwolves will open at 1 p.m. on March 1 against the No. 4 seed.