The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

February 13, 2013

Mustangs surge past Lakemen

Staff Reports
Medina Journal-Register

Medina Journal-Register — Completing a home and home season series sweep, Medina downed visiting Wilson 60-47 Tuesday in a Niagara-Orleans League boys basketball game.

Dan Brown scored 16, Lonnie Taylor and Jason Hellwig 12 each and Ryan Thompson 10 to lead the balanced attack for Medina which proves to 3-10.

Kyle Bradley scored 15 and Matthew Baker 13 for Wilson which drops to 1-12.

Trailing 32-30, Medina, which also posted a 58-44 in at Wilson earlier in the season, rallied into the lead for good by putting together a 10-2 run to close the third period.

A rebound bucket and a lay-up by Brown ignited that surge. Taylor followed up with a lay-up and a rebound basket and Brown a lay-up off a steal to cap the uprising which vaulted the Mustangs into a 40-34 lead at the three-quarter mark.

Medina built the advantage to 12, 52-40, with just over two minutes to go in the final period with a 12-6 run which included a rebound bucket and two free throws by Brown and a lay-up and two free throws by Taylor.

Brown went six for six from the line down the stretch as the Mustangs were 14 of 20 from the line in the period to lock up the win.

Wilson did grab a 14-11 lead at the end of the first period as Bradley had six points and Baker and Liam McIntosh three’s for the Lakemen in the early going.

Back-to-back threes by Thompson put Medina up 19-15 early in the second period but Wilson rallied back into a  24-22 advantage at the half on three lay-ups by Bradley to close the period.

There were four ties and three lead changes in the third period before Medina put together the key late 10-2 run to rally into the lead for good.

Keeping up the NBA style schedule, Medina will close out the N-O season by hosting Akron at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Barker 62

Medina 51

A big 14-0 scoring burst to close the first half sparked Barker to a 62-51 victory over host Medina Monday in a N-O game.

Jacob Haight poured in a game high 21 points to lead Barker as Chris Sweeney added 14 and Bryce Moeller 13. Haight also had 15 rebounds and Moeller five blocks as Mitch Luckman chipped in with 12 assists and eight rebounds.

Brown scored 18 and Hellwig 16 to lead the way for Medina as both players made four threes.

A three by Brown gave Medina what proved to be its last lead at 17-16 early in the second quarter as Barker countered with the decisive 14-0 run to take control by a 30-17 margin at the half.

Haight had a jumper and a lay-up and Hayden Gooding a pair of lay-ups during that surge which also included lay-ups by Brett Cole, Moeller and Sweeney as the Raiders dominated inside.

Two threes by Hellwig and one by Brown pulled Medina back to within nine, 35-26, early in the third quarter but the Mustangs could get no closer.

Haight answered with a pair of rebound buckets and Sweeney his fourth three of the night to help Barker regain a 44-31 advantage at the three-quarter mark.

A jumper by Moeller quickly upped the Barker lead to 16, 47-31, at the outset of the final period.

Medina got no closer than nine down the stretch as Haight had a three and a lay-up and Gooding and Cole lay-ups to help the Raiders put a lock on the victory.

Newfane 54

Albion 44

ALBION - Getting point product from seven different players Newfane raced out to a 21-6 first period lead and the Panthers went on to down Albion 54-44.

Ryan Doyle and Alex Intihar both scored 10 points to lead the balanced attack for Newfane which improves to 10-3.

Freddie Koester scored 15 and Marquise Riddick 14 for Albion which slips to 2-11.

Roy-Hart 76

Barker 75

BARKER - A rebound bucket by Blake Copella with 10 seconds remaining lifted Roy-Hart to a narrow 76-75 overtime win over Barker Tuesday.

Copella also sent the game into overtime by making two pressure free throws with 10 seconds remaining knotting the contest at 70-70.

Copella finished with 26 and Ryan Farewell added a game high 30 for Roy-Hart which improves to 9-4.

Haight scored 27, Moeller 19 and Luckman 14 for Barker which slips to 5-8.

Roy-Hart led 39-31 at he half and 58-45 at the three-quarter mark.

CSAT 56

Akron 36

BUFFALO - Undefeated (13-0) CSAT, which has already locked up the N-O title, rolled past Akron (9-4) 56-36 despite playing without scoring leader Darnell Carson who sat out the game due to an injury.