Panthers surge past Purple Eagles

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 December 2017 at 9:53 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Bryce Pritchard puts up a shot as Newfane’s Umaru Ibrahim tries for the block during the visiting Panthers win over the Purple Eagles this evening.

Starting to pull away with a late second quarter scoring burst, Newfane went on to defeat host Albion 71-42 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League boys basketball game.

Trailing 19-18, Newfane closed the second period with a key 12-2 run to regain the lead for good. A three and a layup off a steal by Kyle DeVoogel ignited that uprising which was capped off by a three by Max Weber giving the Panthers a 30-21 half-time advantage.

Keeping the momentum, Newfane quickly extended the advantage to 15, 36-21, at the outset of the third period after a burst of three straight layups by Chad Dunbar.

The Panthers maintained a commanding 20 point, 51-31, lead at the three-quarter mark on a half court basket at the buzzer by Drew Boudeman.

Deyonci Farley puts up a shot for Albion over Newfane defender Chad Dunbar.

The contest was deadlocked 14-14 at the end of the opening quarter as each team got scoring from five different players.

Albion regained what proved to be its last lead at 19-18 with 3:30 remaining in the second period after a jumper by Hunter Webster and a three by Dylan Fox.

However, Newfane answered right back with a decisive 12-2 run to close the half and take the lead for good.

DeVoogel finished with a game high 19 points to lead Newfane as Dunbar added 13, Brandon Gross 9, Weber 7, Cameron Stanton 6, Boudeman 5, Umaru Ibrahim and Conor Hill 4, Trevor Moreland 2 and Samuel Auernhamer and Jonah Wisniewski 1.

Liam Ward topped Albion with 17 as Bryce Pritchard had 6, Austin Dugan 4, Fox 3 and Kevin Hillman, Deyonci Farley, Demetrius Gardner, Shyheim Jakes, Vincent Zona and Webster 2 each.

Newfane is now 2-0 in the league and Albion 0-2.

Gowanda 72, Roy-Hart 53
Nate Brawdy poured in 43 points to lead Gowanda to a 72-53 non league win over host Roy-Hart.

Jacob Bruning scored 33 for Roy-Hart as Charlie Bruning added 10 and Noah Kindron 8.

Up 38-29 at the half and 56-44 at the three-quarter mark, Gowanda used a 16-9 fourth period scoring edge to lock up the win.

Byron-Bergen 55, Barker 49

Austin Sullivan scored 20 for Barker in a 55-49 non league loss to Byron-Bergen.

Girls Basketball
Elba 54, Medina 38
Maddie Muehlig scored 19, Emily Reynolds 18 and Brynn Walczak 10 to lead Elba to a 54-38 non league win over visiting Medina.

Camri King scored 16, Maddie Williams 10 and Je’ne Brown 6 for Medina.

Newfane 64, Albion 43
Newfane used a 17-5 fourth quarter scoring surge to earn a 64-43 win over visiting Albion in an N-O contest.

Paige Emborski scored a game high 30 points to lead Newfane as Megan Knoll added 12 and Marlee Passuite 9.

Caitlynn Snook had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Albion as Janae Doty added 11 points and Brylie Hapeman and Kirsten Struble 6.

Newfane led 35-24 at the half and 47-38 after three periods before putting together the big final stanza surge to clinch the win.

Wheatland-Chili 59, Lyndonville 24

Building up a 30-11 half-time advantage, Wheatland-Chili went on to defeat Lyndonville 59-24 in a Genesee Region League game.

Ella Lewis scored 10 and Alecia Hinkson 8 for Lyndonville.

In other G-R action, Pembroke downed Holley 41-31. No score was reported from the Kendall vs. Notre Dame game.