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Newfane girls turn back Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 January 2016 at 12:00 am

Wilson posts win over Albion

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Molley Gross puts up a shot over Newfane’s Laura Auernhamer during the Mustangs loss to the visiting Lady Panthers this evening.

Newfane turned back comeback bids by host Medina in both the third and fourth quarters this evening to claim a 54-44 Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball victory.

Improving to 7-1 with the win, Newfane stays within in a game of undefeated (8-0) front-running Wilson which posted a 49-33 victory at Albion.

In the other N-O games, CSAT (5-3) trimmed Roy-Hart (1-7) 51-46 and Akron (1-7) edged past Barker (3-5) Barker 56-52.

Paige Emborsky poured in a game high 29 points to spearhead the offense for Newfane as Olivia Littman added 9 and Emily Foltz 8.

Molley Gross scored a season high 18 points and Je’ne Brown added 10, Maddie Williams 6 and Maddy Winters 5 for Medina which slips to 3-5.

Newfane jumped out to a 16-12 first quarter lead as baskets off turnovers by Katie Kneeland and Halie Hambruch, along with a three-point play by Foltz, keyed an 8-2 Lady Panthers scoring burst at the outset.

Newfane upped the advantage to 12, 30-18, at he half as Emborsky had a run of 8 straight points to highlight the Lady Panthers 14-6 scoring edge in the second quarter.

However, Medina came battling back with a big 15-5 scoring burst to slice the deficit to just two, 35-33, late in the third quarter.

Williams had a three and Gross a pair of baskets to lead that Mustangs rally which also included buckets by Winters, Brown, Holly Heil and Kayla Cuadra.

Newfane though answered back with four straight free throws by Emborsky to regain a seven point, 40-33, lead at the three-quarter mark. Emborsky had a total of 9 points in the period including a perfect 7 for 7 from the free throw line.

Medina again came battling back early in the final stanza closing the gap to three at 41-38 after back-to-back layups by Brown and Gross.

The Mustangs though could get no closer as the Lady Panthers again answered right back, this time with a 5-0 run to regain an eight point, 46-38, advantage. Emborsky had a jumper and a layup to key that spurt.

Emborsky then helped close out the Newfane victory by scoring six more points in the final couple of minutes on two layups and a jumper.

Medina’s Emily Kams against Newfane defender Paige Emborsky.

Wilson 49, Albion 33
Building up a 32-14 half-time advantage, Wilson went on to defeat Albion 49-33 as Kayla Neuman scored 18 and Serina Jaeger 14 to lead the way.

Neumann also had 7 steals and 6 rebounds, Jaeger 10 rebounds and 6 steals and Leah Herman 6 rebounds to go along with 6 points.

Chanyce Powell scored 20 for Albion as Sierra Newton added 7 and Emily Blanchard 4.

CSAT 51, Roy-Hart 46
A fourth quarter rally fell just short as Roy-Hart dropped a narrow 51-46 decision to CSAT.

Trailing 45-29 at the three-quarter mark, the Lady Rams put together a big 19-6 fourth quarter scoring burst but could get no closer than four.

Emma Lindke scored 9 of her 14 points to lead that late Roy-Hart rally.

Ellie Todd added 9 , Reilly Albee 7 and Ava Bligh and Maddie Fry 5 each on the evening for the Lady Rams.

Kiara King led CSAT with 13 as Kiara and Surenaty Patterson added 12 and 10 respectively.

Akron 56, Barker 52
Neely Abrams scored 24 and Darion Jonathan 13 to lead Akron past Barker 56-52 for the Lady Tigers first N-O win of the season.

Lindsey Williams scored 17 and Lydia Dewart 13 for Barker.

N-O Standings

Wilson 8-0, Newfane 7-1, CSAT 5-3, Albion 4-4, Medina 3-5, Barker 3-4, Roy-Hart 1-7, Akron 1-7.

Byron-Bergen 50, Lyndonville 32
Byron-Bergen put together a huge fourth quarter scoring surge to defeat host Lyndonville 50-32 in a Genesee Region League game.

Breaking away from a 26-26 tie at the three-quarter mark, Byron-Bergen outscored Lyndonville 24-6 in the decisive final period to claim the win.

Makenzie Muck scored 8 and Anna Lewis, Aubrey Lewis and Abi Rodriguez each added 6 for Lyndonville which led 22-14 at the half.