Medina Journal-Register — WILSON — When you match a seasoned, experienced team against a raw, youthful squad, a lopsided contest tends to ensue.
That was the case in Tuesday evening’s Niagara-Orleans league girls basketball contest between Wilson and Medina. Using a strong defensive presence, the Lakewomen jumped out to a 30-9 halftime lead and cruised to a stress-free 47-17 victory over the Lady Mustangs.
With the win, Wilson remains undefeated in league play at 5-0, and is 7-2 overall. Medina falls to 1-5 in the league, 1-8 overall.
“We played great defensively,” Wilson coach Brian Baker said. “We got out in transition well, got a nice lead at the half, and from there we were pretty much set.”
Allie Bubar led Wilson with 13 points, 11 of which came before halftime. Dana Smith added 10 points for the Lakewomen, while Emily Lasher had nine.
Maddie Winters led Medina with four points, while Emily Kams had three, and five other Medina players had two points each. Despite the Lady Mustangs’ struggles on the evening, Baker credited the young Medina program for taking steps in the right direction.
“Coach (Ken) Haak is doing a great job out at Medina,” Baker said. “They’re a scrappy team, a physical team.”
Medina returns to action Friday, in a league contest at Akron.
Barker 47, Roy-Hart 37
MIDDLEPORT — The Lady Raiders struggled to make open shots in the first quarter, going without a field goal.
From there, coach Jeff Costello’s Barker squad found its groove, rolling to a 47-37 victory over Roy-Hart in a Niagara-Orleans League contest on Tuesday evening.
Caitlyn Mason led the Lady Raiders with 16 points, while strong inside presence Julia Atwater added 11. Barker improves to 4-1 in league play, 6-2 overall, while Roy-Hart drops to 1-5 in the league, 2-7 overall.
“We got a lot of good looks early, but we just weren’t making shots,” Costello said. “We knocked down a few in the second quarter to get going, and we gave them some problems in the second half with our pressure.”
Roy-Hart jumped out to a 9-1 lead after the first quarter, and the margin was 19-15 Roy-Hart at halftime. The Lady Rams maintained a 28-25 edge after three quarters, before Barker pulled away with a 22-9 run in the fourth.
Emma Lindke and Becky Harnish led Roy-Hart with nine points apiece, while Brianna Lewandowski added eight for the Lady Rams.
Newfane 55, Albion 53
NEWFANE — Tuesday’s battle of N-O front-runners in the Blue Zone was everything it was billed to be, including the dramatic finish, as Newfane’s Claire Puff sank a runner in the lane with just six seconds left to win it for head coach Eric Klumpp’s Lady Panthers (5-1 N-O, 7-3 overall).
The Lady Purple Eagles dropped to 4-2 in the league and 5-5 overall.
Brooke Horning netted a game-high 26 points with three treys for the winners. Horning had 29 points with seven treys last Friday night. Paige Emborsky added 10 points with a pair of treys for Newfane. Puff had eight rebounds, seven steals and six assists for the Lady Panthers.
Chanyce Powell topped Albion with 22 points. Kelsee Soule added 16.
Wilson 55, Barker 17
WILSON — In a battle of teams previously undefeated in Niagara-Orleans League competition, the Lakewomen emerged as the unquestioned class of the league in a win over Barker on Monday.
Allie Bubar led Wilson with 12 points, as the Lakewomen used a balanced attack to take a 33-4 halftime lead. Coach Brian Baker’s Wilson squad never looked back, moving to 4-0 in league play, 6-2 overall.
“We dominated on the boards defensively,” Baker said.
Megan DiLaura added nine points for the Lakewomen, as nine different Wilson players found the scoring column. Olivia Denny, Caitlyn Mason and Julia Atwater led Barker with four points apiece.
Barker fell to 3-1 in the league, 5-2 overall.