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Medina, Kendall cagers post road wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Avenging a loss on the football field last fall, Medina put together a big second quarter scoring burst to defeat host Burgard 54-41 this evening in a non league boys basketball game.

Kendall also claimed a road victory, 55-36 at Pembroke, in a Genesee Region League contest.

In another G-R game, Lyndonville dropped a 42-33 decision at Elba.

Ben McPherson scored 13 to lead a balanced attack for Medina as Jason Hellwig, Adam Hoot and David Garrow each netted 8, Dan Brown and Kevin Arnold 6 and Dylan Lewis 5.

Trailing 10-7, Medina took charge by outscoring Burgard 24-6 in the decisive second quarter to rally into a 31-16 half-time advantage.

Hoot and Arnold both scored 6, Garrow 5, McPherson 3 and Brown and Hellwig 2 each to lead the Mustangs decisive uprising.

“We put a second group in and they turned the tide completely for us,” Medina coach Tom Forrestel said. “They played great defense and unselfish offense. That’s what we’re looking to do to play unselfish and play as a team and that really came to fruition tonight.”

The Mustangs maintained a 39-24 advantage at the three-quarter mark.

McPherson then scored 6 and Hellwig and Brown both had a basket and two free throws in the final period to put a lock on the Mustangs second win in as many starts.

Kendall 55, Pembroke 36
Garrett Love scored 19 points, Will Condo 12 and Isaiah Brown 8 to spark the attack for Kendall which built up leads of 15-8 after one period, 25-13 at the half and 36-27 at the three-quarter mark in route to the 55-36 victory over Pembroke.

Love also grabbed off 19 rebounds and Brown 12 as the Eagles go to 1-1 on the young season.

Elba 42, Lyndonville 33
Trailing 13-8 after one quarter, Elba rallied to outscore Lyndonville 26-10 over the middle two periods to key a 42-33 victory.

The host Lancers led 22-18 at the half and 34-23 after three quarters.

Phil Gresham scored 8 points, Pat Hinkson and Justin Edwards 7 and Evan Milleville 5 for Lyndonville.

“Defensively we did a good job but offensively we just couldn’t convert,” said Lyndonville coach Brian Lang. “We got into the paint alright but we couldn’t finish.”

Lyndonville is now 0-2.