Panthers roll to key win over Mustangs

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 December 2019 at 8:51 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Christian Drisdom drives in for a layup against Newfane defenders Sam Capen  and Josh Everett during the Mustangs loss to the visiting Panthers this evening.

Taking charge with a big scoring surge to close the first half, Newfane went on to down host Medina 58-37 in a key early season Niagara-Orleans League game this evening.

Trailing by five, 18-13, midway through the second period the Panthers closed the stanza with a decisive 16-0 run to rally into the lead for good by a 29-18 half-time margin.

Garrett Srock scored 5, Michael Carmer 4, Connor MacEvoy 3 and Josh Everett and Jeremy Foltz 2 each during that key stretch.

Medina’s Brian Fry goes in for a layup from a difficult position.

The Panthers maintained a 13 point, 42-29, lead at the three-quarter mark after going 7 of 8 from the free throw line in the third period including 5 of 6 by Everett.

In all Newfane went 16 of 21 from the line on the evening.

Srock finished with a game high 25 as Everett added 9, Zach Snow 7, Foltz 6, MacEvoy 5, Carner 4 and Cade Littman 2.

Nate Sherman led Medina with 12 as Tyler Chinn had 6, Jarin Rhim and Christian Drisdom 5, Brian Fry 4, Joe Cecchini 3 and Dontae Rhim 2.

Trailing 11-10 after the opening period, Medina grabbed what proved to be a brief 18-13 lead four minutes into the second quater after an 8-0 run which included seven by Sherman.

However, the Panthers took control by outscoring the Mustangs 29-11 over the next quarter and a half.

The loss drops defending champion Medina to 1-2 in N-O action while Newfane improves to 2-0.

Wilson 61, Barker 32
Roaring out to a 33-7 half-time advantage, Wilson went on to defeat Barker 61-32 in the N-O opener for the Lakemen.

Luke Bradley scored 16, including 12 in the first half, to lead the Lakemen as Ben Lyman added 11 and Mike Miller 9.

Barker is now 0-2 in league play

Medina girls basketball coach will remain
After talking with school officials this morning Medina girls varsity basketball Coach Larry Lash has rescinded the resignation he submitted Thursday and will finish out the season as the Mustangs  coach.