Mustangs romp past Hornets

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Dan Brown goes up for a dunk attempt for Medina during the Mustangs home court season opening win over Oakfield-Alabama this evening.

Exploding out to a commanding 33 point half-time advantage, Medina cruised to a 71-43 victory over visiting Oakfield-Alabama this evening in a season opening non league boys basketball game.

Dan Brown and Dylan Lewis both scored 16, Ben McPherson 9, Kevin Arnold 8 and Jason Hellwig 7 to spearhead the attack for Medina which had a total of 11 players break into the scoring column.

“We shot well,” Medina Coach Tom Forrestel said. “We passed the ball well and played good team basketball.”

Setting the tone, Medina jumped out to a 18-9 first quarter advantage as McPherson tallied seven and Lewis four.

The Mustangs then broke the contest wide open with a huge 28-4 second quarter surge.

Lewis scored 10, including two threes, and Brown eight, including two threes, to lead the uprising which vaulted Medina out to a 46-13 halftime advantage.

The Mustangs maintained a 36 point, 59-23, advantage at the three-quarter mark as Brown tallied seven more in the third, including another three.

Medina next visits Burgard Friday in another non league contest.

Oakfield-Alabama: Emery 5, Nanni 4, Spiotta 7, Nadolinski 5, Giess 4, Cummings 12, Manzella 3, Gayton 3, Total 43.
Medina: Hellwig 7, Lewis 16, Brown 16, Arnold 8, Garrow 2, McPherson 9, Cuadrado 2, Hoot 4, Zinkievich 2, Howard 3, Grabowski 2, Total 71.
3-Point Field Goals: Cummings (4), Spiotta, Gayton, Emery, Brown 3, Lewis 2, Arnold, Howard
Oakfield-Alabama: 9-4-10-20 = 43
Medina: 18-28-13-12 = 71

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Kevin Arnold drives against Oakfield-Aalbama’s Nate Nadolinski (23) and Chris Nanni (11).

Burgard 51, Albion 47

BUFFALO – A cold (19 of 61) shooting night proved costly as Albion dropped a narrow 51-47 decision to Burgard this evening in a non league game.

Manny Thompson and Des Blackmon both scored 11 for Albion as Connor Barleben and Austin Loyd both added 8.

Burgard held a slender 24-23 lead at the half.

Attica 50, Lyndonville 33

LYNDONVILLE – A big first quarter keyed Attica to a 50-33 victory over Lyndonville this evening in the season opening Genesee Region League contest.

Zack Kozma scored 13 of his game high 18 points in the decisive opening period to help spark Attica out to a 22-4 lead.

The Blue Devels went on to lead by margins of 28-13 at the half and 34-24 after three quarters.

Brandon Schoolcraft scored 11 and Ty Hrovat 7 for Lyndonville as Phillip Gresham added 8 steals.