Medina girls rally late to nip Kendall
Putting together a late rally Medina edged past visiting Kendall 38-36 this evening in a non league girls basketball game.
Trailing by six, 34-28, with four minutes remaining, Medina came battling back with a clutch 9-0 run to rally into the lead for good.
Two free throws by Molley Gross followed by a basket by Je’ne Brown ignited the Medina comeback.
Maddie Williams followed up with her third three of the evening to rally the Mustangs into the lead for good at 35-34 with just 42 seconds remaining.
Allison Bensley tacked on two clutch free throws upping the Mustangs advantage to 37-34.
Kendall did cut the deficit back to one at 37-36 on two free throws by Taylor ReQua but could get no closer.
Another free throw by Williams in the final two seconds closed out the Medina win.
Williams finished with a total of 12 points, Brown 11, Bensley 10, Gross 4 and Maddie Winters 1. Brown also grabbed off 12 rebounds.
Lizzie Rath took game high scoring honors for Kendall with 14 as Daniela Volkmar netted 8, ReQua 7, Maya Rutland 5 and Lyndsay Wright 2.
Kendall jumped out to a 14-9 first period lead as back-to-back threes by Volkmar and ReQua followed by two baskets off turnovers by Rath and one by ReQua keyed a 12-0 run by the Lady Eagles.
Two second quarter buckets by Rath helped Kendall maintain a five point, 21-16, advantage at the half.
Kendall extended its lead to as much as nine, 28-19, midway through the third period after a three by Volkmar and a basket off a turnover by Maya Rutland.
Medina though rallied back to within three, 30-27, at the three-quarter mark as Williams and Bensley both hit threes.
Back-to-back baskets by Rath early in the fourth quarter put Kendall up by six, 34-28, but Medina answered with a decisive 10-2 run over the final four minutes to rally into the win.
Medina is now 3-2 and Kendall 2-4.
The Mustangs next host Barker in a Niagara-Orleans League game at 6:30 p.m. Friday while the Lady Eagles next host Wheatland-Chili in a Genesee Region League contest on December 21.