Medina Journal-Register — Earlier in the season, threes in the final minute lifted Newfane to a narrow 39-37 victory over visiting Medina. In a near instant replay of that earlier meeting, Newfane hit a three with just seven seconds to go in overtime to gain an equally close 57-53 victory over host Medina Thursday in a key Niagara-Orleans League girls game.
Medina had pulled even at 53-53 on a jumper by Bailey Ames with just 13 seconds remaining.
However, Newfane answered right back with Brooke Horning’s third three of the game with just seven seconds to go to claim the victory.
Horning finished with 15 to lead the balanced Newfane attack which also included 11 each by Jordan Beutel and Katie Shaw and 10 by Maddy Pasuite.
Alba Perez scored a game high 24 points for Medina.
The victory boosts Newfane’s record to 9-1 while Medina slips to 6-4.
Newfane led 12-10 after one quarter on two free throws each by Horning and Beutel in the final 20 seconds.
Medina opened the second period with a 12-3 run to grab a seven point, 22-15, advantage. Perez led that rally with eight points including a three and a jumper.
A late three by Tanisha Robinson kept Medina up by four, 26-22, at the half.
Newfane quickly pulled even at 26-26 to open the third period on buckets by Clare Puff and Pasuite but again Medina answered, this time with a 13-4 run, to move back out to a nine point, 39-30, advantage. Perez tallied six and Kendra Hill five to lead that surge.
Newfane did cut the deficit back to four, 39-35, at the three-quarter mark after a three by Beutel and a rebound bucket by Horning.
Medina briefly upped the lead back to eight, at 43-35, early in the final period after back-to-back lay-ups by Abby Button and Ames.
This time it was Newfane’s turn to battle back as the Lady Panthers used a big 12-1 run to rally into a 47-44 lead with 3:50 remaining. A three by Horning ignited that uprising and a three by Beutel capped it off as Shaw chipped in with a bucket off a turnover.
Back-to-back lay-ups by Robinson and Perez gave Medina what proved to be its last lead at 48-47 with 2:10 to go.
Newfane countered with back-to-back layups by Marlo MacFarlane and Beutel to regain a 51-48 lead but Medina sent the game to overtime on a three by Perez with 51 seconds remaining knotting the contest at 51-51.
Newfane grabbed a quick 53-51 lead early in the overtime on a jumper by Passuite and that tally stood up until Ames’ jumper with 13 seconds remaining knotting the contest at 53-53 as the Mustangs went 0 for 7 with three turnovers up to that point.
Newfane though again answered right back, this time with what proved to be the game winning three by Horning to keep the Lady Panthers within a game of front-running Wilson (10-0) which topped Barker 46-28.
Albion 53, CSAT 38
BUFFALO - Eboni Taylor scored 21 and Chanyce Powell and Kelsee Soule each added 10 to lead Albion (6-4) to a 53-38 win over CSAT (1-9).
Trailing 12-11, Albion used a 14-8 second quarter surge to rally into a 25-20 half-time advantage. Taylor tallied seven to lead that surge.
Albion maintained a 37-30 lead at the three-quarter mark as Soule scored six in the third.
Albion capped off the win with a 16-8 fourth quarter scoring edge as Powell led the way with eight.
Wilson 46, Barker 28
WILSON - Jamie Curry scored 14 and Kate Placek 11 to lead a parade of nine point-getters for Wilson in the 46-28 win over Barker (3-7).
Curry also had seven rebounds, eight steals and six assists and Placek seven rebounds.
Leading 12-10, Wilson broke the game open by outscoring Barker 20-7 in the second period as Curry led the way with 10.
Akron 32, Roy-Hart 23
MIDDLEPORT - Courtney Hallet-Jonathan scored 16 to lead Akron (2-8) to a 32-23 victory over Roy-Hart (3-7).
Akron led 20-14 at the half.
Emma Lindke and Becky Harnish each scored six for Roy-Hart.