A milestone for Century in 'Wunderland'

CMSportsNet winter high school sports recap for Jan. 18, 2022.

The final buzzer sounded and the loose basketball bounced high off the court -- right into the hands of Century coach George Wunder.

Fitting for the only coach in Knights boys basketball history to come up with the ball seconds after his team held off rival Liberty 63-57 on Tuesday to take over first place in the Carroll County Athletic League standings. A win that gave Wunder his 300th career victory in the process.

Andrew Marcinko led the Knights (10-2, 5-1 in the county) with 28 points and made 11 of 13 free throws. Century outscored Liberty 19-7 in the third quarter to establish a lead it would never relinquish after the Lions were up 30-25 at halftime.

Brent Wehland added 14 points and John Pavlick scored 10. Marcinko handed out four assists as well, and Pavlick grabbed 11 rebounds for a double-double. Wehland added seven boards.

Tyler Downs led Liberty (9-3, 4-2) with 21 points and Shane Stewart scored 17.

Century has been the county's model of consistency for the last 10 years or so. And Wunder, who started as Knights coach when the school opened in 2001, has led the way. Century is 300-152 all-time after Tuesday's win.

Wunder hasn't had a losing season since 2006-07 (Century had five in a row to start its varsity program). Century has seven seasons with 20 or more wins, on its way to another one this winter by the look of things.

The Knights are 176-59 in their history against Carroll County opponents with seven county championships, including four in the last five seasons.

Check out our highlights from the Century-Liberty game, another exciting chapter in their rivalry, along with postgame interviews with Century's Andrew Marcinko and coach George Wunder.

Boys Basketball

Francis Scott Key 66, South Carroll 61

Recap: The Eagles (8-3, 3-2 CCAL) had all five starters in double figures for scoring, led by Liam McGrath and Logan Milstreed with 14 points apiece. Milstreed added eight assists and seven rebounds, and McGrath collected five boards and four assists. Ryan Rill and Jordan Fulmore had 13 points each, and Jaeden Heiser scored 12. Karson Pavlick's 17 points paced the Cavaliers (5-7, 3-3) and Tucker Eckert netted 12.

Linganore 74, Westminster 53

Recap: Jake Jensen led the Lions (2-7) with 15 points and Everett Costley added eight points, six rebounds, and two blocks.

Winters Mill 55, Hereford 49

Recap: The Falcons (7-4) won again behind 15 points from Tyler Sabad and 14 from Dallas Johnson, along with stout second-half team defense.

Tuscarora 81, Man Valley 63

Recap: The Mavericks fell to 3-9 despite a game-high 18 points from JT Calhoun, 15 from Brendan Luddy, and 14 rebounds from Markel Brown.


Girls Basketball

Century 54, Liberty 50

Recap: Mia Graff led the Knights (10-1, 4-1 county) with a game-high 23 points and posted a double-double with 11 rebounds. Graff connected on a pair of 3-pointers that were key to Century's success. Eva Brandt added 15 points and a team-best 19 boards. Maddi Haggerty scored 13 and Dani Paulsen added 10 for the Lions (6-4, 2-2).

Westminster 51, Linganore 42

Recap: Kylie McWilliams totaled 13 points, five rebounds, and three steals for the Owls (7-2), while Julianna Lesher had 10 points. Taylor Spiegle and Abby Kindle each netted nine points.

Man Valley 49, Tuscarora 28

Recap: The red-hot Mavericks (11-1) got a double-double from Reese Kresslein, who had 11 points and 13 rebounds. Carmaya Bowman chipped in 15 points, nine rebounds, and three steals for MV. The visiting team outscored the Titans 35-15 in the second half. 

Here's the CMSportsNet highlights from the Century-Liberty game from Tuesday night.


Francis Scott Key 42, Century 33

Recap: The Eagles (5-13, 1-4 county) won their first Carroll County Athletic League dual behind pins from Bodey Griffin (160), Liam Weeks (170), Zach Kinloch (126), Ben Lombroia (132), and Josh Rouse (145). Ryan Schulyer (182), Nick Ellis (220), and Jake Hurst (138) each posted pins for the Knights (5-11, 0-4).



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