Mustangs, Purple Eagles score N-O wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 January 2019 at 9:18 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertmn – Medina’s Nate Sherman goes to the basket for a layup against Barker defender Nick Brandt during the Mustangs home court win over the Raiders this evening.

Taking charge with a big second quarter scoring surge, Medina went on to defeat visiting Barker 62-42 this evening to remain in sole possession of the Niagara-Orleans League lead at 7-0.

Nate Sherman scored 14 to lead Medina’s balanced attack as Vincent Montague had 12, Tyler Chinn 11, Izaiah Rhim 10, Jarin Rhim and Joe Cecchini 6 each and Brian Fry 3.

Nick Brandt took game high scoring honros for Barker with 21 and Preston Harris added 11, Shane Gerhardt 4, Hunter Callen 3, Nicholas Guevara 2 and Joey Brandt 1.

Leading by a narrow 9-7 margin at the end of the opening period, Median broke the contest open by outscoring Barker 25-9 in the decisive second quarter.

Medina’s Joe Cecchini goes in for a reverse layup as Barker’s Nick Brandt tries to block.

It was still a close 19-14 game midway through the stanza when the Mustangs exploded for a quick turnover aided 14-0 run.

Five layups off turnovers, including three by Sherman and one each by Izaiah Rhim and Montague, highlighted that surge which helped vault the Mustangs into a commanding 19 point, 34-16, half-time advantage.

Sherman had a total of 8 points in the period, Chinn 5 and Montague, Izaiah Rhim and Cecchini 4 each.

The Mustangs upped the lead to 23, 48-25, after a 14-9 third period surge highlighted by a slam dunk off a steal by Izaiah Rhim.

Medina, which is now 12-2 overall, next visits rival Albion at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Purple Eagles bested host Roy-Hart 48-63.

Albion 63, Roy-Hart 48
Deyonci Farley scored a game high 25 points and Kevin Hillman netted 12 to lead Albion (4-3) past host Roy-Hart (1-6) 63-48.

Mark Sanders led Roy-Hart with 13 as Gavyn Boyle and Charlie Brigham each added 10.

Up 14-11 after the first period and 30-21 at the half, Albion pulled away to a 47-33 advantage at the three-quarter mark.

Farley scored 9 in the second period and 7 in the third as Hillman and Vincent Zona both chipped in with 4 in the third period.

Wilson 47, Akron 33
Wilson stayed just a game off the pace at 6-1 by downing host Akron (2-5) 47-33.

Jake Miller scored 18, Jon Littere 13 and Steve Frerichs 11 to set the pace for Wilson which led 23-15 at the half.

Barker’s Joey Brandt goes up against Medina defender Brian Fry as Joe Cecchini moves in for the Mustangs.