The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

February 6, 2013

Medina girls edge past rival Albion

Staff Reports
Medina Journal-Register

Medina Journal-Register — In a tight sea-saw contest, Medina bounced back from an earlier season 22 point (47-25) road loss, to defeat rival Albion 36-33 Tuesday in a Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball game.

Alba Perez had 13 points and Tanisha Robinson 12 to lead the offense for Medina. Perez also had 15 rebounds and eight steals and Abby Button added 12 rebounds.

Eboni Taylor paced Albion with 12.

Setting the tone for the evening Medina grabbed a slender 9-8 lead at the end of a sea-saw first quarter which saw two ties and three lead changes.

The Mustangs maintained a narrow 16-15 lead on a late rebound bucket by Perez at the end of the second period which saw two ties and two lead changes.

Third period baskets by Taylor, Sarah Papponetti and Mandy Covis helped Albion rally into a 24-24 tie at the three-quarter mark.

Medina though used a 12-9 fourth period scoring edge to claim the narrow win as Bailey Ames had a key late bucket. Robinson also had a three-point play, Perez free free throws and Kendra Hill and Taylor Miller baskets down the stretch.

Papponetti had two buckets and Taylor one to keep Albion in the thick of the contest down the stretch.

Medina improves to 7-4 and Albion slips to 6-5.

Newfane 58, Roy-Hart 42

MIDDLEPORT - Improving to 10-1, Newfane topped Roy-Hart 58-42 as Maddy Passuite scored 14, Jess Hambruch 13, Katie Shaw 10 and Brook Horning 9.

Olvia Kelkenberg took game high scoring honors for Roy-Hart with 28.

Newfane held leads of 20-14 after one period, 3-20 at the half and 47-36 at the three-quarter mark.

The loss drops Roy-Hart to 3-8.

Wilson 59, Akron 32

AKRON - Emily Lasher had 16 points, 11 rebounds and five steals; Kate Placek 11 points and 10 rebounds and Jamie Curry 10 points, 10 assists, five steals and six rebounds to spark undefeated (11-0) Wilson past Akron (2-9) 59-32.

Courtney Hallet-Jonathan scored 16 and Gina Henley 10 for Akron.

Wilson led 12-4 after one quarter and 27-17 at the half.

Barker 38, CSAT 37

BARKER - A free throw by Olivia Denny with 35 seconds to go provided the margin of victory as Barker (4-7) nipped CSAT (1-10) 38-37.

Caitlyn Mason scored 13, Julia Atwater eight and Denny seven to lead the Barker offense.

CSAT led 14-12 after one period and 24-16 at the half but Barker answered with a 13-6 third period uprising to slice the deficit to one, 30-29, heading into the final period.