The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

January 30, 2013

Rams tame Mustangs; Purple Eagles win

Staff Reports
Medina Journal-Register

Medina Journal-Register — MIDDLEPORT — A big second quarter scoring surge sparked Roy-Hart to a 61-49 victory over Medina Tuesday as the host Rams improve to 7-2 in Niagara-Orleans League boys basketball competition.

In other N-O action, Albion snapped a four game losing streak by downing Wilson 57-52, front-running CSAT edged Newfane (6-3) 62-59 to remain unbeaten at 9-0 and Akron (7-2) topped Barker (3-6) 56-16.

Brad Bobbitt scored 16, Ryan Farewell 14 and Blake Copella 12 to lead the balanced attack for Roy-Hart.

Larry Bruning scored 15, including four threes, Dan Brown 12 and Lonnie Taylor 10 for Medina which slips to 1-8.

Leading by a narrow 12-11 margin, Roy-Hart used a big 23-9 second period uprising to move out to a 15 point, 35-20 half-time advantage. Andy Xapsos scored all seven of his points while Copella added five and Bobbitt hit a three to highlight that surge.

The Rams maintained an 11 point, 49-38 lead at the three-quarter mark as Farewell hit two buckets and Bobbitt and Copella both made threes.

Bruning netted eight, including two threes, Taylor six and Brown four in the third to keep Medina close.

Two more threes by Bruning early in the fourth quarter pulled Medina a little closer but Farewell answered with three baskets and Copella two to put a lock on the Rams victory.

Albion 57, Wilson 52

ALBION — Freddie Koester scored 16, Tre Allport 14 and Andrew Burroughs 12 on four threes to spark Albion past Wilson 57-52.

Matt Baker netted 17, Liam McIntosh 12 and Emmett Dinse 11 for Wilson which slips to 1-8.

Albion, which improves to 2-7, held narrow leads of 11-7 after one period, 26-19 at the half and 37-33 at the three-quarter mark.

Burroughs and Koester then both hit key threes down the stretch to help the Purple Eagles close out the win.

CSAT 62, Newfane 59

BUFFALO — Darnell Carson scored 23 to spark CSAT to the narrow win over Newfane.

Connor Sears took game high honors with 24 for Newfane which led 33-28 at the half. Alex Intihar added 12 and Bryan Geise 10 for the Panthers.

CSAT closed the deficit to two, 48-46, at the three-quarter mark and then used a 16-11 scoring edge down the stretch to rally for the victory and maintain a two game league lead.