Mustangs face key week in N-O title quest

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 February 2018 at 8:40 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Jorge Phillips (22) and Nate Sherman (10) and their Mustang teammates face key Niagara-Orleans League games against top contenders, Newfane and Wilson, this week in their title quest.

Medina’s quest to capture a third straight Niagara-Orleans League boys basketball championship looks to hang on the outcome of the Mustangs two huge games this week against co-leader Newfane and runner-up Wilson.

Currently Medina and Newfane are tied for the league lead at 7-1 while Wilson remains in the title hunt two games off the pace at 6-3.

Medina visits Wilson at 6 p.m. Tuesday as the Mustangs look to avenge their only league loss to date, a 55-48 setback at home earlier in the season.

Medina then hosts Newfane at 6:30 p.m. Friday looking to complete a home-and-home season series sweep. The Mustangs handed the host Panthers their only N-O loss by a 73-65 score in their earlier meeting.

Wilson also has a key home game remaining against Newfane in the regular season finale on February 15.

The undefeated (9-0) Newfane girls will look to lockup outright possession of the title with a win at Barker on Tuesday.

Weekly Schedule
Boys Basketball: Rochester Prep at Kendall, 6 p.m.; Roy-Hart at Akron, 6:30 p.m.; Pembroke at Holley, 7 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Medina at Wilson, 6 p.m.; Roy-Hart at Albion, Barker at Newfane, 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Lyndonville at Rochester Academy Charter, 6 p.m.; Wilson at Medina, Albion at Roy-Hart, Newfane at Barker, 6:30 p.m.; Attica at Holley, Elba at Kendall, 7 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Rochester Academy Charter at Lyndonville, 6 p.m.; Kendall at Elba, Attica at Holley, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Rochester Academy Charter at Kendall, 6 p.m.; Holley at Oakfield-Alabama, 7 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Kendall at Rochester Academy Charter, 6 p.m.; Newfane at Medina, 6:30 p.m.; Albion at Barker, Oakfield-Alabama at Holley, Notre Dame at Lyndonville, 7 p.m.; Akron at Roy-Hart, 7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Medina at Newfane, Roy-Hart at Akron, 6:30 p.m.; Barker at Albion, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Lyndonville at Notre Dame, Kendall at Oakfield-Alabama, 2:30 p.m.

N-O Standings
Boys Basketball: Medina 7-1, Newfane 7-1, Wilson 6-3, Albion 5-4, Akron 2-6, Roy-Hart 2-6, Barker 0-8
Girls Basketball: Newfane 9-0, Albion 6-3, Wilson 6-3, Akron 5-4, Barker 2-7, Medina 1-7, Roy-Hart 1-8