Prep Basketball Roundup: Troike powers Mohawks to win
FOSTORIA – St. Wendelin was looking good after racing out to a 24-8 first quarter lead against Van Buren. However, a second quarter rally brought the Black Knights within one at halftime. But St. Wendelin came out in the third quarter, just as strong as the first, outscoring Van Buren 17-2 and cruising to a 72-51 victory.
Kamryn Troike was a force inside for the Mohawks, scoring 31 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Ali Rutter backed her with 15 points and Edy Mowrey added 13.
St. Wendelin’s defense came up with 13 steals on the night. Taylor Williams grabbed five and Hailee Burns picked up four.
The Mohawks improve to 8-4.
BC pulls away from Redmen
NEW WASHINGTON – Buckeye Central entered the fourth quarter of its North Central Conference clash with Bucyrus clinging to a five-point lead. But the Bucks powered to the finish line, and held on its spot atop the NCC standings with a 55-40 win.
Stone Worm paced the Bucks (12-1, 7-1) with 16 points while Austin Wurm knocked down three 3-pointers, and finished with 12 points and six rebounds.
Cade Kaple was the third Buck to score in double figures, tallying 11 points while dishing out seven assists, as many as Bucyrus had as a team.
Scott Heydinger added six assists.
Carey’s dynamic duo roughs up Rams
UPPER SANDUSKY – Carey came into its non-league showdown with rival Upper Sandusky sporting two of the Midland Athletic League’s top four scorers in Jared Wentling (2nd) and Bryan Powers (4th). The duo did little to hurt their standing while leading their team to a 66-59 win over the Rams.
Wentling poured in 31 points while Powers added 22 of his own.
The game was close throughout, but a 15-7 spurt in the third quarter proved to be the difference for the Blue Devils (12-3).
Upper Sandusky had three score in double figures led by Cody Clifford’s 18. Wes Vent and Seth Frey each scored 14.