Medina tops Tapestry in non league contest

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 December 2016 at 10:25 pm

Gaining victory No. 1 on the young season, Medina defeated host Tapestry 74-59 this evening in a non league boys basketball game.

Jalin Cooper and Johnny Salone both scored 21 to lead the way for Medina as Izaiah Rhim netted 16, Mason Lewis 13 and Tyrellis Atkins 3.

Medina jumped out ao a 19-14 first quarter lead as Cooper scored 9.

The Mustangs increased the lead to 37-28 at the half as Rhim erupted for 12 in the second period.

Tapestry though came rallying back with a 20-8 third period scoring edge to slice the deficit to three, 48-45, at the three-quarter mark.

However, the Mustangs answered the challenge by countering with a 26-14 fourth quarter scoring edge to lock up the win. Salone tallied 12, Lewis 8 and Cooper 6 during that decisive run.

Now at 1-1, Medina next hosts Burgard at 6:30 p.m. Friday in another non league game.

In the JV game, Medina lost to Tapestry 62-42. Emmanual Taylor scored 14, Tyler Chinn 9 and Daemon Shatara 7 for the Mustangs.