The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

January 7, 2013

Medina tops R-H; Wilson bests Albion

By Mike Wertman
Medina Journal-Register

Medina Journal-Register — MIDDLEPORT - A big second quarter scoring edge keyed Medina to a 51-40 victory over Roy-Hart Friday in a Niagara-Orleans League girls game.

Trailing 15-11, Medina rallied to outscore Roy-Hart 18-2 in the decisive second quarter to take the lead for good by a 29-17 margin at the half.

Alba Perez scored nine of her 22 points to lead that Medina rally which also included two buckets by Tanisha Robinson and a three by Abby Button. Robinson finished with 12 and Button nine.

Olivia Kelkenberg shared game high scoring honors with 22 for Roy-Hart as Taylor Fry added 10.

Medina maintained a 10 point, 41-31, lead at the three-quarter mark as Perez scored six and Robinson four in the third period.

Kelkenberg netted eight and Fry four for the Lady Rams in the stanza.

Roy-Hart did rally back to within five, 43-38, midway in the fourth quarter after two baskets by Kelkenberg and one by Morgan Jones but the Lady Rams could get no closer.

Medina answered with a key 8-0 run including a lay-up and a rebound bucket by Perez, a jumper by Button and a rebound basket by Nicole Blount to regain a 51-38 lead and put a lock on the win.

“We had some kids come in and really step up at the right time for us,” said Medina coach Ken Haask who cited Blount, Kendra Hill, Emma Ambrose and Taylor Miller.”Roy-Hart played us tough but I thought we handled the pressure well. This is a tough place to play so it was a real good team win and team effort.”

Medina improves to 2-0 in the league while Roy-Hart slips to 0-2.

Wilson 60, Allbion 50

WILSON - Steadily pulling away, Wilson topped Albion 60-50 as Emily Lasher had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Jamie Curry 12 points, eight assists and eight steals to lead the way.

Justice Nauden scored 16, Kelsee Soule 12, Eboni Taylor 11 and Sarah Papponetti seven for Albion.

Wilson built up leads of 15-12 after one period, 29-19 at the half and 47-32 at the three-quarter mark.

Wilson is now 2-0 and Albion 1-1 in N-O action.

Barker 26, Akron 21

AKRON - Jumping out to a 12-2 first quarter lead, Barker went on to defeat Akron 26-21 Friday to improve to 1-1 in N-O action.

Caitlyn Mason led Barker with eight points.

Gina Henley took game high horns with 11 for Akron which slips to 0-2.

Barker led 12-7 at the hlf and 18-13 after three-quarters.

Newfane 59, CSAT 46

BUFFALO - Brooke Horning scored 13, Katie Shaw 12 and Clare Puff eight to lead Newfane past CSAT 59-46.

Improving to 2-0, Newfane led 32-14 at the half and 45-35 after three quarters.

The loss drops CSAT to 0-2.