The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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January 15, 2014

Lakewomen prove too much for Medina

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.”

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