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Mustang cagers down Raiders

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 January 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Brennan Zinkievich puts up a shot during the Mustangs home court win over Barker this evening.

Pulling away in the third quarter, Medina went on to defeat visiting Barker 59-37 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League boys basketball game.

Leading 24-16 at the half, Medina outscored Barker 23-12 in the decisive third quarter to take control.

Jalin Cooper and Dylan Lewis both scored 8 points to spearhead the decisive uprising as the Mustangs raced away to a 19 point, 47-28, advantage at the three-quarter mark. Cooper had a three, a three-point play and a layup off a turnover during that stretch while Lewis had a a jumper, a rebound bucket and a free throw.

Lewis finished with a game high 18 as Jason Hellwig added 13 and Cooper 12. Justin Morgan chipped in with 7, Brennan Zinkievich 5 and David Garrow and Aaron Feltz 2 each for the Mustangs.

Thomas Callaghan had 9, Nathan Luckman and Tanner Gregoire 6, Christopher Sweeney 5, Sean Bernoit 4, Tristan Payne 3 nd Kyle Secore 2 for Barker.

Medina grabbed a 9-6 lead after one quarter as Hellwig scored 5 in the early going.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Barker’s Christopher Sweeney tries to block a shot attempt by Medina’s Jalin Cooper.

Three buckets by Hellwig, along with a three and a two by Lewis, helped the Mustangs increase the lead to 24-16 at the half.

Medina is now 2-0 and Barker 0-2 in N-O action.

Wilson 72, CSAT 49
Exploding for 29 points in the first quarter, Wilson (2-0) went on to defeat host CSAT (0-2) 72-49.

Kyle Bradley scored 12 of his game high 29 points and Evan Shank all 10 of his points to lead the Lakemen in the decisive opening period.

Jarret Johnston added 12 and Zach Sarratori 1 for Wilson which went on to hold leads of 47-29 at the half and 59-34 after three quarters.

Akron 50, Newfane 49
Gates Abrams scored 14, Drew Butler 11 and Larson Sundown 10 to lead Akron (2-0) to the narrow 50-49 win over Newfane (0-2).
Kyle Burdiock scored 15, Max Weber 11 and Zach Lajoie 10 for Newfane.