Powell tops 1,000 points in Albion win
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.
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.