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Newfane girls nip Albion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 January 2014 at 12:00 am

In a down to the wire thriller, Newfane scored at the buzzer to nip visiting Albion 55-53 this evening in a key Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball game.

Albion tied the contest at 53-53 with eight seconds to go on two free throws by Justice Nauden but Newfane answered right back with a basket at the buzzer by Clare Puff to claim the narrow victory.

Newfane improves to 5-1 and Albion slips to 4-2.

Brooke Horning scored a game high 26 points to lead the way for Newfane as Paige Emborsky netted 10 and Puff 8. Puff also had 8 rebounds, 7 steals and 6 assists and Marlo MacFarlane 12 rebounds.

Chanyce Powell scored 22, Kelsee Soule 16 and Nauden 9 for Albion.

Horning’s tallies included a clutch late three which knotted the contest at 51-51. Bailey Koithan followed up with a pair of free throws to put Newfane up 53-51 setting the stage for the wild finish.

Newfane jumped out to a 19-6 first period advantage and held leads of 25-21 at the half and 36-35 at the three-quarter mark.

Wilson 47, Medina 17
Two-time defending champion Wilson stayed perfect at 5-0 with a 47-17 victory over visiting Medina (1-5).

Allie Bubar had 13 points, 7 steals and 6 rebounds, Dana Smith 10 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks and Emily Lasher 9 for to set the pace for Wilson which led 30-9 at the half.

Madeline Winters had 4 points and Emily Kams 3 for Medina.

Barker 47, Roy-Hart 37
Trailing 28-25 after three quarters, Barker used a big 22-9 fourth quarter scoring burst to earn a 47-37 victory over host Roy-Hart.

Caitlyn Mason scored 8 of her game high 16 points to lead Barker’s stretch run.

Julia Atwater added 11 points for the Lady Raiders as Olivia Denny netted 6, Morgan Brown and Gabby Clare 4, Melissa Grosshans 3, Maicie Baker 2 and Kelsi Flegal 1.

Emma Lindke and Becky Harnish each scored 9 for Roy-Hart as Bri Lewandowski added 8 and Taylor Fry and Kendra Hill 4.

Barker improves to 4-1 and Roy-Hart slips to 1-5.