Medina Journal-Register — In a game of scoring spurts, Burgard used a huge 19-0 third period surge to key a 58-45 victory over host Medina Friday in a non league contest.
Trailing by 11, 32-21, early in the third period, Burgard put together the decisive 19-0 scoring exploding, including six each by Dayquan Walker and Jamar Holmes and four by Aaron Jones, to rally into the lead for good by a 42-34 margin at the three-quarter mark.
Medina did cut the deficit to five, 50-45, late in the final period after a layup by Lonnie Taylor, two free throws by Jason Hellwig and a rebound bucket by Dan Brown but the Mustangs could get no closer.
Walker led Burgard’s balanced attack with 16 points as Holmes and Jones both netted 12 and Raymond Harris 10.
Taylor took game high scoring honors with 18 for Medina. Brown added eight, Ben McPherson six, Hellwig and Ryan Thompson five each and Devonte Howard three for the Mustangs.
Medina did get off to a fast start grabbing a 10-3 lead at the outset on buckets by Brown, Taylor and McPherson as Burgard was plagued by a rash of early turnovers.
However, the Bulldogs answered with a 12-1 run against a flurry of Medina substitutions, to rally into a 15-11 lead at the end of the quarter. Harris, Holmes and Sean Marhall each tallied four to lead that rally.
Medina though battled back to regain a 25-21 lead at the half by closing the seond period with a 10-2 run. A three by Thompson ignited that uprising which also included a rebound bucket and a layup by Taylor and a layup by Howard.
Keeping the momentum, the Mustangs opened the second half with a 7-0 run including a three by Hellwig and layups by Taylor and McPherson to extend the advantage to 11 at 32-21.
The rest of the decisive period though belonged to Burgard as the opportunistic Bulldogs took advantage of a combination of Medina turnovers and cold shooting to rally into the lead for good at 42-34 entering the final quarter.
Now at 1-1, Medina next visits CSAT Thursday in the Niagara-Orleans League opener.
W-C 48, Kendall 32
Dan Kelley had 17 points and seven rebounds for Kendall in a 48-32 Genesee Region League loss to Wheatland-Chili Friday.
W-C led 24-11 at the half.