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Powell tops 1,000 points in Albion win

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 November 2016 at 9:23 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion senior Chanyce Powell reached the 1,000 point career scoring mark with this jumper early in the Purple Eagles win over visiting Brockport this evening. Defending for Brockport are Dee Dee Allen (21) and Rowan Hamner (15).

Albion senior Chanyce Powell surpassed the 1,000 point career scoring milestone this evening during the Purple Eagles 37-36 non league season opening win over visiting Brockport.

Powell hit a short jumper to score her 1,000 and 1,001 points with 55 seconds to go in the first quarter which gave Albion a 5-3 lead. She had 13 points on the evening to up her career total to 1,009.

“It’s a great accomplishment,” said Albion Coach Lucian Price. “Chanyce is a model of consistency and her teammates really respect her for that.”

Senior Sierra Chudy scored the game winning point for the Purple Eagles on a free throw with 11 seconds remaining to snap a 36-36 tie.

Chudy finished with 7 points as Emily Blanchard and Brylie Hapeman both added 5, Elisabeth Barker 4 and Natalie DiCureia 3.

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Sierra Chudy, who scored the game winning free throw for Albion, here drives around Brockport defender Bryn Hayes.

Liz Schultheis scored 13 and Bryn Hayes 9 to lead Brockport.

Albion led 7-4 after one quarter and 13-9 midway through the second stanza after tallies by Baker, Powell and Chudy.

However, Brockport closed the quarter with a 10-0 run, including threes by Emma Laureano and Alyssa Morrison, to take a 19-13 lead at the break.

The Lady Blue Devils increased the lead to 8, at 25-17, early in the third period after three straight baskets by Schultheis.

Albion though battled back to regain a 29-27 advantage late in the period after a 12-2 run on a two and a three by Blanchard, a three-point play by DiCureia and buckets by Powell and Chudy.

Brockport went back up 30-29 at the three-quarter mark and 32-29 at the outset of the final stanza.

Once again though the Purple Eagles came battling back to take a 36-34 lead after a three and a layup by Hapeman and a layup by Powell for the go ahead bucket.

Brockport pulled even one last time at 36-36 but Chudy answered with a clutch free throw with 11 seconds to go giving the Purple Eagles a 37-36 lead and the win.

Lew-Port 43, Barker 21

Jumping out to a 22-7 half-time advantage, Lew-Port went on to defeat host Barker 43-21 in another non league season opener.

Hailey Brown scored 9 and Emily Annable 6 for Barker.

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Chanyce Powell celebrates with her teammates after receiving a ball marking her 1,000th career point.