The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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February 12, 2014

COMEBACK WIN FOR MUSTANGS

Medina erases 6-point fourth quarter deficit to beat Lakemen

Medina Journal-Register — WILSON — A 13-point first quarter deficit was the second largest obstacle the Medina Mustangs boy’s basketball team had to overcome Tuesday, in their 41-40 victory against the Wilson Lakemen.

Prior to the start of the school day, Mustang seniors Josh Cuadrado and Daniel “Munjie” Brown were involved in a car accident. Although the injuries appear not to be severe, they are serious enough to keep both players off the court indefinitely.

”It was mental. We got hit with a bomb today by losing a couple of guys to injury,” Mustangs coach Tom Forrestel said. “Wilson came out and played well in the first quarter. We just got punched in the face.”

The Mustangs’ defense didn’t have an answer for Wilson junior Kyle Bradley, who scored 11 of his game-high 22 points in the first quarter.

Coming out of the first quarter down 19-6, Forrestel said he told his team to relax, keep its composure and stick to its defensive game plan. The Mustangs did just that in the second quarter as they only gave up three points. Wilson’s lead was trimmed to five as the scoreboard read 22-17 heading into halftime.

Medina traded basket-for-basket with Wilson in the third quarter, which ended with Wilson leading 33-27.

Throughout the final 8 minutes of the game, Medina’s duo of junior Jason Hellwig and senior Cedric Griffith scored a combined 11 of their team’s 14 fourth-quarter points.

”They got off to a slow start, but the fourth quarter was huge for both of them,” Forrestel said.

Hellwig scored five of his team-high 13 points in the fourth quarter, which included the two final Medina baskets. One brought the Mustangs within one point of the Lakemen, and the other gave them their final lead. Griffith hit two uncontested 3-pointer’s earlier in the quarter when Medina was still down that kept the game within striking distance.

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