Mustangs edge past Lady Eagles

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 December 2022 at 8:50 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Nevaeh Moss grabs a reound against Kendall’s Taigan Guerreo as Rylee VanNostrand moves in to supprt. The action took place during the Mustangs narrow win over the visiting Lady Eagles this evening.

Avenging a season opening loss (34-24) Medina nipped visiting Kendall 33-31 in a non league girls basketball game this evening.

Rylee VanNostrand scored the game winner for Medina on a layup off a turnover with 9.5 seconds to go which snapped a 31-31 tie.

VanNostrand finished with a game high 13 points as Stella Poler added 8, Nevaeh Moss and Dani Williams 3 and Honesty Hill, Alaia McGill and Angel Mulchay 2 each.

Taigan Guerrero and Ava LaMay both scored 8 to lead Kendall. Danielle Offhaus added 7, Stella Kwiatek 6 and Mary Jones 2 for the Lady Eagles.

Medina grabbed a slender 8-7 first quarter lead as Poler scored 6,

Kendall rallied into a 16-10 halftime lead and extended the advantage to 11 at 21-10 at the outset of the third period after a three by Kwiatek and a jumper by Guerrero.

However, Medina answered back with a key 14-0 run to close the period to rally back into a 26-21 lead heading into the final period. VanNostrand scored 8 to lead that uprising which also included baskets by Moss and McGill.

Layups by Mulchay and VanNostrand helped keep the Mustangs on top 31-27 with 1:30 remaining.

Kendall though rallied back into a 31-31 tie with 43 seconds to go after a rebound basket by Offhaus and two free throws by LaMay.

That set the stage for Medina to pull out the win on VanNostrand’s late layoff off a turnover as the Mustangs improve to 2-1.

The loss drops Kendall to 1-3.

Barker 45, Buffalo Science 6

Mia Herman scored 12, Kiera Dalton 9 and Addison Szafranski 7 to lead Barker to a 45-6 non league win over host Buffalo Academy of Science.

Kendall’s Brooke Rodas looks to drive around Medina’s Hilda Santiago-Bautista.