Prep Roundup: Royals get past Carey

BUCYRUS – The point differential of Monday night’s game between Wynford and Carey could be found at the foul line.

The Royals made six more free throws, and won by six points over the Blue Devils, 46-40.

Wynford went to the stripe 21 times, making 15 foul shots. Carey went 17 times, making nine.

The Blue Devils (12-3) held a 9-8 advantage after the first quarter, but were held to just 13 points over the second and third quarters. That allowed Wynford to forge a 28-22 lead going into the final quarter.

Each team scored 18 points in the fourth, and the Royals got the win.

Hannah Tong and Sydney Wentling each had 11 points for Carey, while Ali Rymer had nine points.

Powers, Scherger honored

New Riegel’s Kara Scherger and Carey’s Bryan Powers were each named the Midland Athletic League Players of the Week.

Scherger scored 21 points and had seven steals in the Blue Jackets’ 50-37 win over Fremont St. Joe. For the season, she’s averaging 13 points a game.

Powers had 27 points and six rebounds as Carey won a close game over Seneca East, 62-57. Powers is averaging 11.4 points a game.

Kwiat second at CIT

For the second-consecutive year, Calvert’s Dan Kwiat placed second at the Catholic Invitational Tournament at Olentangy Liberty High School in Columbus.

A year after being a runner up in the 182-pound weight class, the senior finished second at 195 pounds.

In the semifinals Sunday, Kwiat edged Cincinnati Moeller’s Jerry Thornberry, 3-2. Thornberry was runner up in 195 at the CIT last year.

In the finals, Kwiat was pinned by Mentor Lake’s Jimmy Szep in 49 seconds. Szep placed third at state a season ago.

Calvert had its three other wrestlers compete at the event, but only Kwiat placed.

“Really, all of our guys grew up over the weekend,” said Calvert coach Keven Rinaman. “They all came around, they’re all becoming more offensive wrestlers and making the adjustments they need.”

Rinaman was asked if the CIT represented the toughest competition Kwiat will face before the postseason.

“It’s definitely up there,” he said.