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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Boys Freshman Basketball

Royals Defeat Blue Devils in Thriller

By: Todd Enders, "Royal Times"
The Royals freshman basketball team (2-4) hosted the Carey Blue Devils Saturday morning. The Royals were eager to get back into action after the holiday break and did not seem to miss a beat.  Wynford defeated Carey 42-41 in a thriller.  The game went back and forth with each team sharing numerous lead changes throughout.  The game got off to a slow start with each team struggling to take care of the basketball and make shots ending tied eight all at the end on one period of play.  The Royals were outscored 13-12 in the second period to trail 21-20 at the half.  The second half was a continuation of the first where both teams continued to share the lead. Neither team could manage to take control of the game ending the third period knotted up at 30. During the fourth period, the Royals helped themselves by finishing 6 of 6 from the free throw line.  The key shots being made by Thad Hensel with 5.2 seconds remaining, and the Royals trailing 41-40.  Thad was sent to the line after a Blue Devil foul for two shots and sank both putting the Royal up 42-41 for the victory, bringing the Royals to 3-4 for the season. Wynford was led in scoring by Jack Reed with 16 points. The Royals are back in action on January 6th hosting the Riverdale Falcons at 5:30 p.m.

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