Chris James earned a decision in the 215-pound bout to clinch the match for host
in a 33-25 win over
in a battle of Catholic League wrestling powers last night.
James won his bout, 9-3, and then teammate Eric French pinned his foe in 1:04 in the heavyweight bout to close out the scoring.
registered three pins in under a minute to beat visiting
, 46-34. Pat Hecker (103 pounds) had the quickest pin, decking his foe in 24 seconds. Chris Bolton (35 seconds, 189) and Pat Henry (37 seconds, 130) also had superb nights.
Bobby Meyers pinned his opponent in 52 seconds at 103 pounds to highlight host
's 41-21 win over
. Bobby DeSerafino's pin at 171 pounds clinched the match for the Red Raiders.
Host Downingtown East took advantage of four forfeits to handle Bishop Shanahan, 69-9. Dan Linskens (112), Brian Carter (135) and Dave Medearis (215).
Heavyweight Danren Jones had the quickest pin of the day for
in its 63-11 win at
. Jones decked his foe in 28 seconds. Also earning first-period pins for Washington were Ryan Galen (112) and Dan Karmiev (152).
's wrestling program is showing signs of picking up right where it left off a year ago.
The defending champions won their fourth straight match in convincing fashion, 59-21, over visiting
The Pioneers set the tone right away by opening with four consecutive pins.
Kenyatta Lloyd and Anthony White opened the match with first-period pins at 135 and 140 pounds, respectively. Then John Anderson (145) and Luis Castillo (152) also pinned. Castillo had the quickest pin of the day, in 18 seconds.
Heavyweight Elvis Diaz registered a 59-second pin for the Pioneers.
In another league match,
's depth proved to be too much for host
in a 52-21 win.
Kenneth Richmond had one of three pins for the Vikings, decking his opponent in the 135-pound bout in 1 minute, 10 seconds.
Lincoln also had three pins, two of them going to Josh Truett (171) and Sharif Assad (189).
A strong second quarter proved to be the difference for host
in a 56-51 nonleague win over
The Fords outscored the Tigers, 20-12, in that quarter to take a 27-22 lead at the half.
Matt Wunderich scored 20 points to lead the Fords (7-3) and scored eight of his points in the second quarter. He added six rebounds, six assists and four steals. Teammate A.J. Jones added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Marple Newtown's Soutiri Sapnas led all scorers with 22 points.
In other nonleague games:
A tip-in by Cassius Reynolds with two seconds left gave visiting
a 67-66 win at
. Reynolds finished with 14 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocked shots for the Titans (4-5).
Jose Ortiz scored 18 points to lead
Math, Civics and Science
to a 70-57 win at
went on a 22-13 third-quarter run to put away visiting
, 60-41. The Lancers (7-1) were keyed by James Williams and Matt Shervin, who each scored 10 points during that run. Williams led McDevitt with 21 points.
, 57-52, behind Krentz Sainte's 19 points. Sainte scored 14 points in the second half, when the Lions overcame a 36-25 halftime deficit.
shot 50 percent from the field in a 54-31 win at
as Charles Campbell led the way with 18 points.
Chris Parks scored 10 of his 19 points in the third quarter of
's 62-55 win at
. Brahkim Poole and Tyshaun Harper each added 14 points for the Wildcats.
got 17 points apiece from Nurideen Lindsey and Vernon Harris in a 69-57 win over visiting
. Thomas Edwards added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Panthers.
had answers for everyone but Aaric Murray in an 80-71 win over
. The Battling Bulls' 6-foot-9 senior dropped in 32 points. The Rams won, though, because they had better balance, led by Antoine Reese's 20 points.
Alex Zimmerman's 14 points led
to a 51-45 win at
. Ronald Roberts led CAPA with 26 points, 18 of those coming via three-point shots.
knocked down six three-pointers, four by Dave Leister, in a 47-39 win over
. Those represented all of the points for Leister. Teammate Doug Berzins led the Rams with 13 points.
Kenny Johnson's 28 points powered
to a 61-55 win at
. Johnson made nine of his 10 free throws.
One of the perks of winning a league championship is getting invited to some prestigious tournaments.
Defending Catholic League champion
capitalized on the first night of its big opportunity, winning a 63-34 first-round game against Hawaii Punahou in the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix.
Meg Pearson's 18 points carried the Patriots (3-1), who knocked down 11 three-pointers.
Archbishop Carroll faces Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnical Institute today at 7:40 p.m., Philadelphia time.
Lashay Banks scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead
to an 84-47 win at
. Raven Jones added 11 for the Wolves (6-2), who returned from Orlando, where they finished third in the KSA Tournament over the weekend.
Satoria Bell's 16 points powered
to a 72-24 win at
Martin Luther King
got 24 points from Jasmine Elum in a 66-25 win over
Jessica Aponte's three-pointer with four seconds left in overtime gave
a 36-33 win at
. Jatoya Harris led the Trojans with 18 points. Joelle Neilson's 15 points led Girls' High.
Stephanie Kates scored 17 points for
Philadelphia Academy Charter
in a 38-37 win at
opened the league portion of its schedule with a 57-24 win at
, getting eight points, 10 rebounds and six steals from Shakeerah Frye.
placed three starters in double figures, led by Lykeisha Fasset's 15 points, in a 59-43 win at
Keisha Hampton's 16 points led
Engineering and Science
to a 72-32 win at
Franklin Learning Center
. The Engineers led, 33-6, at the end of the first quarter.